The Electronics Design & Technology Network, a joint venture be-tween Aspect Development and CMP Media Inc., has a Web-based resource for electronics design engineers at www.edtn.com.The site offers news, notes, and briefings; how-tos and best-practices design in-formation; and an integrated circuit and compo-nent database that youcan search parametrically. There are also two fee-based services available: ICselector, with data on 440,000 ICs from more than 200 suppliers, and AspectOnline, with over 2 million components from 700 suppliers.
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.