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bobjengr
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Re: Philips Hue Lighting System
bobjengr   2/11/2013 6:33:08 PM
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 I agree there were several left off of the list but I'm sure each technology thinks it's the "next big thing".   We live in fascinating times as far as technology goes.  I would love to get in a time machine and flash forward 50 years.  (I will say a well designed time machine) I'll bet we would not recognize the technology thought to be commonplace.    I know there are truly fascinating things happening in the biomedical engineering fields that will not only save lives but extend lives.  Exciting times.  

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Re: Personal UAVs
mrdon   2/12/2013 12:14:05 PM
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Nancy Golden, To get involve with UAV development is a matter of ordering a quadcopter kit and building it. UAV applications are endless as well as the research in non-operator flight controls and teleoperations with smartphones is just the tip of the iceberg in this scientific arena. A group of Capstone Students here at the Madison, AL ITT Tech campus are building a quadcopter from scratch using an Arduino as the brains for their UAV. Pretty impressive stuff they've built. Also, here's a link to Parallax Elev-8 Quadcopter kit for an additional reference.http://www.parallax.com/StoreSearchResults/tabid/768/txtSearch/Quadcopter/List/0/SortField/4/ProductID/799/Default.aspx

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Re: BiStatix revisited
mrdon   2/12/2013 12:24:27 PM
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Charles, Very good point about the electronics exploding. Seems like a simple experiment to perform. Do you have a microwave to donate for the purpose of scientific elightenment?

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