William Grill needed a better view of his worktable for prototyping. He was using a three-times lighted lens mounted on his workbench, but it wasnβt enough for working on small gadgets. So he created a gadget for gadget prototyping β a monitor that can display his work at 12-times scale on his PC. The gadget begins with an inexpensive color security camera and lens. βItβs amazing what detail you can see when you view your solder surface mounted parts at 7-, 10- or even 15-times,β? he says.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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