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.
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.