Just for fun, the Gadget Freak DIY Lab will give an inside look at some of the best and worst gizmos and how they were put together. Find it Sept. 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the show floor theater. You can also watch a TechInsights engineer tear down a Google Nexus 7 tablet on the show floor at noon on Sept. 19.
8. A Light-Bulb Moment in LEDs
Someday your grandchildren may ask you, "What was a light bulb?" Don't let the technology trends leave you in the dark for an answer. Stop in at the LED Summit, a set of four sessions on Sept. 18.
9. Get Free Stuff
Hey, admit it, filling up a swag bag is one of the minor motivations for wandering a show floor. This year's freebies include a little free advice to entrepreneurs from Ben Einstein of the Bolt accelerator for startups. He will be speaking at the DESIGN East theater at 2:00 p.m. on Sept 19.
Engineers who are signed up for the Android certificate program will get a free DragonBoard from Qualcomm using its SnapDragon S3 applications processor. Intel will raffle off a D2700 Dev Kit using its Atom processor for engineers who take one of its training courses at the show.
10. A Chance to Hang Out With Your Peers
You can't work all the time. I understanding there is beer, wine, and food available in the vicinity -- sometimes right on the show floor. How about that?
Sounds like a really worthwhile conference with a diverse and really interesting agenda that spans most of the current engineering hot buttons. Thanks for giving the Design News community a heads up and good road map to DESIGN East. The certification and training possibilities sound really worthwhile even though I bet the lure of swag is still a draw for many.
Rick, we are expecting a blog about Design East, after the summit with happenings and outcomes of the events. This will be helpful for our members t knows about the recent trends and on which direction the industry is heading. Personally am interested in more to know about Android in embedded systems.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
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