A new line of grooved pins from Spirol International Corp. targets high-shear pinning applications in which the pin must be installed in a hardened hole. These patent-pending pins feature a low-profile helical groove configuration designed to prevent the peaks of the grooves from shearing off during installation, causing retention problems. Spirol offers the helical grooved pins in full-length, half-length-centered, and half-length-offset groove styles. Available in standard inch and metric sizes, the pins come in a variety of standard and custom materials, including low-carbon steel and 300 Series stainless. For more data, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3848-521.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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.
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