Today’s Wall Street Journal tells the story of Eubiq, a start-up company that has developed a system that places an electrical outlet where you want it, whenever you want it there. In a sense, Eubiq is like a track lighting system for your walls. It uses a specially-designed electrical socket that fits in a channel (called a Powertrack) that runs along walls, atop desks, or within the confines of furniture. See how it works at the Eubiq site.
The so-called “maker movement” may not be big on degrees and formal training, but it can teach the engineering community valuable lessons in product design, an expert at UBM’s Embedded Systems Conference said this week.
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