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
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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