The Q14 proximity sensor, part of the Uprox(reg) family of sensors, features a depth of 14 mm, allowing it to function in confined spaces. The Q14 has an extended sensing range of 10 mm relative to its small size and can be fully embedded in steel without sacrificing any range. The sensor can be mounted further away from the target, minimizing sensor damage and replacement costs. Green and yellow LEDs indicate "power on" and "output energized" to keep users informed of operating status.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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