This show model of the NASCAR racer sponsored by DVT has a retired chassis
that once rated the circuit, though the body hasn't been through that grueling
cycle. The vehicle, owned by Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, is now driven
by Mike Bliss. To help give attendees a feel for what it's like to race the
vehicle, there are two racing stations in the pavilion. Attendees say it comes
close (well, sort of) to actually being there. Race cars in general though are a
big draw for the techie audience like the DVT Users Group.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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.