Check out how a couple of New Hampshire college kids spent their summer vacation—in a grease car! Follow the adventures of Justin and Skip at http://www.greasecar.com. They drove across the country in a '82 Volkswagen Westfalia fueled by vegetable cooking oil they picked up from restaurants along the way.
Their site describes and shows the conversion of the van to a diesel engine, which runs on anything from bacon grease to canola oil. The car is started using diesel fuel until the "oil" tank is heated. By flipping a switch, the car putts along at the speed limit on the former fry fixins'. Each night before fueling their own bodies, the two flip the switch and run on diesel to flush out the lines.
They started cross country on June 30 and were home in time to make their first class. But the road wasn't smooth. Early in the trip, they had to replace a muffler and the engine (check out the site for full details), but this attempt to go cross-country may open new doors to using and recycling this bio-waste product with a simple retro-fit kit. Do you want to supersize your order?
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is