This year's Design Show attendees are going "back to school" during the
Gadget Freak Workshop running in the Design News booth (#2811). Those attendees
who complete a four-task challenge using relays and switches will receive a
bobble-head doll of the Freak himself. We have any tools, wire, and instruments
you need, so stop by the booth to reserve a time to sit down and freakout.
You can also vote on the Gadget Freak of the year with one voter coming away
with a $500 prize courtesy of Gadget Freak sponsor Allied Electronics.Go to http://www.dnsurvey.com and vote today!
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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.