Source Audio Hot Hand (http://rbi.ims.ca/4927-541). This motion-controlled effects unit allows guitarists to use hand motions instead of foot-operated pedal boards to provide unique, expressive sounds including 11 different effect types. A calibration control in the interface console allows adjustments of range, motion and speed of responsiveness. An Analog Devices’ ADXL320 iMEMS dual-axis accelerometer mounted on the guitarist’s finger provides the motion sensing. The accelerometer’s 4 x 4 x 1.45 mm plastic lead-frame chip-scale package (LFCSP) allows mounting on the finger. The unit’s ±5g range is well within the range of motions generated by a guitar player’s hand. For more information on Analog Devices ADXL320 accelerometer go to: http://rbi.ims.ca/4927-542.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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