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 middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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