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.
Could our view of distant galaxies be obstructed by a lawnmower? That unlikely question is at the heart of a growing debate between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and a robot manufacturer that seeks to build self-guided lawnmowers.
Design News readers spoke loudly and clearly after our recent news story about a resurgence in manufacturing -- and manufacturing jobs. Commenters doubted the manufacturers, describing them as H-1B visa promoters, corporate crybabies, and clowns. They argued that US manufacturers aren’t willing to train workers, preferring instead to import cheap labor from abroad.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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