HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog
2013 Golden Mousetrap Awards: Electronics & Test Finalists
1/13/2014

Image 1 of 20      Next >

Image 1 of 20      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Howman
User Rank
Iron
Support FIRST
Howman   1/14/2014 11:38:12 AM
NO RATINGS
A big thank you to Design News for supporting FIRST! One of FIRST's missions is to create awareness in the mainstream media for the importance of STEM education and careers, but I am frankly surprised that I don't read more about FIRST in trade journals like Design News. I do realize that there are a lot of topics that must be covered and STEM is not high on the list, but consider that many of these students are future subscribers who will ultimately influence the industries that you cover. Also consider that many current readers graciously volunteer their time and talent to FIRST as mentors and volunteers, and perhaps more would if they were aware. If you are interested in supporting FIRST, visit www.usfirst.org or simply contact your local FIRST team.  They would love to hear from you!

Howard Evans

Mentor

John Duffy
User Rank
Platinum
Great to see DN work with FIRST
John Duffy   1/13/2014 11:57:32 PM
NO RATINGS
I think the products here are great, especially things like beagleboard, aimed at people making their own devices at home or in other non-commercial settings, but what I most like about this is the partnership with FIRST robotics.  I am on a FIRST team, and I feel that even in just two years it has given me more real-world experience with engineering, industry, and collaboration than anything else I've done (given, of course, that being 17 I haven't done that much yet).  I think it's especially great that it, and other such programs, are starting to be noticed on a larger level, such as the thanksgiving day parade (which this year was started by a couple of FIRST robots).  I'd love to see more events and such involving these programs, especially through such widely noticed and followed media.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
This is a wide selection
Rob Spiegel   1/13/2014 3:53:28 PM
NO RATINGS
This is quite a selection of products, here, Lauren. It will be interesting to see who wins.

Partner Zone
More Blogs
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Engineers at Festo were inspired by how a caterpillar builds its cocoon when designing its new 3D Cocooner printer.
A look at how five different companies have introduced design apps that make the process of moving a product from design concept through manufacturing more efficient.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service