Standard series pneumatic valve manifolds feature plug-in valves and sub-bases, which completely eliminate hand-wiring of individual solenoid coils, wireways, and the internal wiring between manifold sub-bases. The manifolds feature plug-in electrical connections which conform to ISO 5599/II signal path requirements. In addition, the valves and manifold sub-bases conform to the ISO standard 5599/I, which regulates the port designations and the shape of the flow path/connection surface between the pneumatic valves and sub-bases.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
Barnacles and mussels stay attached to ship hulls and rocks because of a very sticky protein glue they secrete, holding on for a long time even underwater. Researchers at MIT took mussel glue as inspiration -- and as an ingredient -- for engineering their own sticky waterproof adhesive.
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