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.
The question of whether engineers could have foreseen the shortcut maintenance procedures that led to the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 in 1979 will probably linger for as long as there is an engineering profession.
More than 35 years later, the post-mortem on one of the country’s worst engineering disasters appears to be simple. A contractor asked for a change in an original design. The change was approved by engineers, later resulting in a mammoth structural collapse that killed 114 people and injured 216 more.
If you’re an embedded systems engineer whose analog capabilities are getting a little bit rusty, then you’ll want to take note of an upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Analog Design for the Digital World,” running Monday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 21.
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.