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!
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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.