If you believe you can make the world better a better place with sensors, here’s your chance to prove it.
Freescale Semiconductor is inviting engineers to submit a video demonstrating a revolutionary way in which its acceleration, pressure or touch sensors can be applied to any market, ranging from consumer and industrial to medical and automotive. Known as How Do You Make Sense of the World?, the contest invites entrants to submit videos of three minutes or less to Freescale’s Facebook page or upload them to Freescale’s YouTube page.
The contest’s Grand Prize winner will pull down $10,000. Second and third place finishers will be awarded $3,000 and $2,000, respectively.
Entries will be accepted through November 5, 2010.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
Time was when a talented driver with a manual transmission could beat any car with an automatic transmission in a straight-line race. No more, though. In tests at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds near Detroit, the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 equipped with an automatic has turned 0-60 mph times of 2.95 seconds, making it about a quarter of a second faster than the same vehicle with a manual trans.
If there’s a microcontroller-based Web server in your future, then you’ll want to take note of an upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center class, "How to Build An Embedded Web Server: An Embedded TCP/IP Tutorial.”
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