Simply plugging this MP3 player into a car’s cigar lighter socket and tuning to an unused FM radio channel, allows access to all the music stored on a separate USB drive. The use of external memory keeps cost down and provides flexibility. Minimal memory functions within the unit include last station recall and last song played. In addition to converting the vehicle’s 12V to all the voltages required within the player, the visual feedback portion of the Human Machine Interface (HMI) for selecting one of the 15 pre-set FM stations comes from four 8-segment red LEDs.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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