This year's National Manufacturing Week show attendees went "back to school" during the Gadget Freak Workshop at the Design News
booth. Those attendees who participated in a four-task challenge using relays and switches received a bobble-head doll of the G' Freak himself. Tools, wire, and test instruments came in handy for those up to the task. Participants could also vote for the Gadget Freak of the Year from those projects published in Design News, which came with a chance to win $500 just for entering. Find the complete circuit solution posted at http://rbi.ims.ca/3847-532
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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.