This ice sensor is different in that it has no moving parts and sees the ice rather than gauging its temperature. The slanted vertical design allow for non-ice precipitation to run off and leave it free to sense frozen moisture buildup. The sensitivity can also be adjusted to detect human breath or monitor levels in a freezer.
The Ice Meister was originally designed for aerospace, but has been re-appropriated for industry and home use. Some applications include industrial, commercial and household refrigerators, sprinkler controls, windpower farms, heliports and roadway signs. The Ice Meister starts at $750 and varies based on configurations.
The patent pending Ice Meister gets ready for the cold weather
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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