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Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

Blog
iPhone 6 Plus Teardown
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
9/23/2014  3
Over the years, we've seen the iPhone evolve -- and grow. It began as just the iPhone. Soon it learned how to 3G, it gained an S (it would lose and gain this every other year), and ...

Charles Murray

Electronic News & Comment
Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About SoC FPGAs But Were Afraid to Ask
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
9/23/2014  0
A Design News course on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) should help engineers who are considering the technology for their upcoming designs.

Dave Palmer

STEM Connection
What Can Engineers Learn From 4 Year Olds?
Dave Palmer, P.E.
9/23/2014  0
In many engineering workplaces, there's a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the ...

Rob Spiegel

Product News
CTC's Easy-Deploy EtherCAT Master
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
9/23/2014  0
The EtherCAT Master from Control Technology Corp. (CTC) was designed for easy deployment and integration. The new module was designed for high-performance control of networked ...

Charles Murray

Electronic News & Comment
16 Great Engineering Schools You Never Hear About
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
9/22/2014  1
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country's best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the ...

Jim Fletcher

Sherlock Ohms
More Video Hum Bar Problems
Jim Fletcher
9/22/2014  4
Around 1988 I had taken over a project of a very large audio/video installation involving a GE Talaria video projector that was specified into the project by my predecessor.

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Airbus' 3D-Printed Metal Spacecraft Hinge
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
9/22/2014  1
We've told you about 3D printed rocket engine parts and aircraft components. Now 3D-printed parts are going into space.

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Cigarette Butts Recycled Into Powerful Energy-Storage Material
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
9/22/2014  3
Cigarette butts have become such a common form of litter we probably don't even see them anymore when we step over them on the street. But some Korean researchers have figured out a ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
15 Great Hacker Movies
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
9/19/2014  20
The 1985 movie, War Games, introduced Matthew Broderick. The film also introduced hacking as a thriller weapon. Unlike early robot movies that tended to the B side, Hollywood's ...

Kudos
Features

Interactive Packaging Adds Digital User Experience to Consumer Products
9/8/2014
 4
Examples of interactive packaging include wireless sensors and technology on food packages that can let you know the item's expiration date, as well as similar technology on medicines with dosage and other safety and health information.

A Look at Specialty Coatings for Bearings
9/5/2014
 0
Here's a look at some newly developed specialty coatings for bearings and how they can help keep machinery up and running as intended.

The Rise of Constructable BIM
9/4/2014
 1
Constructable Building Information Modeling -- It's an interactive 3D blueprint. It's everyone using the same set of plans. It's designing a building virtually. It's no longer just a tool for architects and design engineers.

Eco-Friendly Packaging Wraps Products in Natural Designs
9/3/2014
 5
While sustainable packaging is still in its early stages, there's a fair number of companies already offering options for the food service and manufacturing industries. Meanwhile, designers are coming up with some innovative ways to create biodegradable and sustainable packaging for food products.

Automotive Structural Adhesives Drive Material Changes
9/2/2014
 0
As high-strength steel, aluminum, and composites join steel in automobile structures, bonding them gets complicated. Structural adhesives are stepping in to add strength to rivets or welds and make possible bonds that can't otherwise be done.

Medical Combination Pouching System
8/29/2014
 0
Automation controls maximize the precision manufacturing of medical pouch seals, minimize material waste, and improve system accuracy through better data management.

Simulating the Release Mechanism in Drug-Eluting Stents
8/28/2014
 2
Engineers at Boston Scientific are revolutionizing medical device designs. Their recent simulations of drug-eluting stents provide an understanding of the drug release mechanism by tying experimental findings to a computational model.

The Ins & Outs of Conveyor Innovation
8/26/2014
 1
Recent trends in conveyor design and accessories are leading to increase throughput and productivity in equipment. While the most common type of conveyors are straight-line, many other designs are now becoming commonplace in plants.

CUI AMT Encoder: Digi-Key Another Geek ...
Watch as Digi-Key’s Reid Landsrud pushes CUI’s AMT encoder ...
Gadget Freak Case #263: Midi Key-tar
Adam Berger hacked a computer keyboard into a mini key-tar ...
The Easy Way to Control a Robot
Daymon Thompson of Beckhoff Automation uses Google Glass to ...
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This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
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This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
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Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a ...
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Low-Profile Retaining Rings
Smalley Hoopster® Rings fit into shallower grooves than ...
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The yoga breathalyzer is a breath visualization tool that ...
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Roshenac Mitchell's aim for the project was to aid the ...
Motor/Gearhead Extend Applications
Micromo is pushing its components into some innovative and ...
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Don Lutz created blinking animatronic eyes to animate a ...
Piezo Motor With Integrated Encoder
The new LR-17 rotary motor, offered with an integrated ...
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Eric Chesak created a sensor that can detect clouds, and it ...
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Al Linke's animated weather display uses a Rasberry Pi to ...
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William Grill needed a counter to play a game of call shot, ...
Nordson EFD Dispensing Solutions
See Nordson EFD’s fluid dispensing systems in action.
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Marin Davide created a flexible thermochromic display that ...
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