Southco (www.southco.com) has come out with a hands-free way to keep open doors in place. Its new constant-torque friction hinge, developed in partnership with Reell Precision Manufacturing (www.reell.com), provides constant torque through a 270° range of motion. This single component avoids the need for separate door positioning devices. The hinge is available in two standard sizes with four constant-torque options each. Each hinge comes in two standard finish options: black powder coat or brushed zinc.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
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