Wearing Bluetooth headsets has become a fashion statement, but for people wearing them over the course of a long day, phones can fade like ice sculptures on a sunny afternoon. Adding solar receivers helps consumers keep both their cool look and phone services.
Iqua Ltd.’s BHS-603 SUN solar-powered Bluetooth wireless headset has unlimited standby time during daylight hours. A photovoltaic cell uses either outdoor or indoor light to extend the talk time to as much as 12 hours, charging a 3.7V/110mAh Lithium-Polymer battery. The $99 unit measures less than two inches and weighs only half an ounce, yet still offers common parameters like an operating distance of 10m and point-to-point pairing.
Iqua Ltd.’s BHS-603 SUN solar-powered Bluetooth wireless headset has unlimited standby time during daylight hours.
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.