View Systems Inc. uses LabVIEW software and data- and image-acquisition hardware from National Instruments for a new weapons detection system—Securescan—developed for airports. The walk-through archway uses non-contacting electromagnetic waves, sensors, and visual data for creating a digital image of the person and pinpointing the specific areas where metals are carried. Securescan uses the software to help identify guns, knives, and other weapons. For more information, visit www.viewsystems.com and www.ni.com.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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