As a way to set the mood in his family room, when he
remodeled Joe Peck put multi-color LEDs behind the crown molding. The major
circuit uses a microcontroller and LED drivers located in a closet, and a small
circuit board at each room corner to connect to red-green-blue LEDs. Perhaps
Joe's lights will get you in the mood for something "interesting,"
like submitting your own Gadget Freak circuit!
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.