Also at the ceremony, we awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. James Truchard, the president, CEO, and co-founder of National Instruments; the Rising Engineering Star award to Justine Haupt, a design engineer with Brookhaven National Laboratory; and we had a special presentation to honor the first-ever Gadget Freak of the Year. Come back to DesignNews.com later this week for more on these awards and to hear from our distinguished recipients.
This year we worked with FIRST, an organization founded by Dean Kamen committed to showing youth the promising futures that science and technology can hold. Proceeds from the event -- to the tune of $25,000 -- benefited FIRST and go toward scholarships to high school engineering students to further their ambitions.
Congratulations again to all of our finalists and to our winners!
Click the image below to see the 2013 Golden Mousetrap Winners.
I agree. The slide show and technologies presented where awesome. I was really intrigued with Analog Devices wireless machine monitoring products. I can truly see an automation manufacter using their product to create and industrial internet thus having all machine peformance data available via the cloud. Great slides Lauren!
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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