Schroff, a maker of electronics enclosures, now offers a full range of customizable shock- and vibration-resistant seismic Zone 4 cabinets. Made from a cold roll steel frame with reinforced structural steel corner angles, these Tecnorack cabinets target heavy-duty, indoor applications in the telecom, security, and defense industries. In accordance with NEBS Zone 4 and GR-63-CORE, the cabinets have been tested with a static load of 2,000 lbs in three axes. Dynamic load-carrying capability is 1,600 lbs. Available in heights from 15U to 47U, widths up to 1,200 mm, and depths up to 1,000 mm, the new Tecnorack Series can be configured to customer specifications. For more info, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3855-563.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
Barnacles and mussels stay attached to ship hulls and rocks because of a very sticky protein glue they secrete, holding on for a long time even underwater. Researchers at MIT took mussel glue as inspiration -- and as an ingredient -- for engineering their own sticky waterproof adhesive.
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.