The Culinary Art of MechatronicsGood cooks know good ingredients make good dishes. Cooking up good mechatronic systems also takes the right hardware and software.
SolidWorks Acquires CircuitWorksSolidWorks steps up its mechatronics efforts by acquiring Priware, extending its suite with the CircuitWorks tool, which integrates ECAD files directly into 3-D models. Read More
Designing a Mechatronics Curriculum: A Case Study of Chico StateSo, what is a mechatronics degree, anyway? One of the only schools in the country to offer an ABET accredited, undergraduate four-year degree in Mechatronics Engineering, we look at what Chico students are learning in this 3 part series. Read More
Chopping the Noise Gain to Measure Op Amp in Real TimeA new method of chopping input noise allows you to measure an op amp's offset voltage in real time. Read More
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Engineering Needs a Better ImageMechatronics on Campus Why are engineers not as well-regarded as scientists? doctors? CEOs? Lawyers? The schooling isn't any easier, that's for sure. Is it image? Read More
Dynamics: When Size MattersLet’s Talk Mechatronics The "what-ifs" of mechatronics: What happens when you add dynamics, kinematics, statics, gravity or friction? Razvan explores. Read More
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Nexi, MIT's Newest Humanoid - VIDEO Check out Nexi, the newest robot from the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab. Nexi is a small humanoid robot that exhibits emotions. It has 5 degrees of freedom and moves around in a segway fashion. Watch Now
BigDog the Robot - VIDEO Check out the latest video of BigDog, BostonDynamics's mule-sized robot that can cross any terrain. BigDog has an on-board computer that controls locomotion, servos the legs and handles a wide variety of sensors. Watch Now
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In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Microchip recently released the 3D TouchPad, the first USB PC Peripheral device that couples 2D multi-touch input with 3D air gesture technology. The company seeks the help of developers to further enhance the capabilities of the technology.
To give engineers a better idea of the range of resins and polymers available as alternatives to other materials, this Technology Roundup presents several articles on engineering plastics that can do the job.
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