So you're not "Hawaii Five-O's" Steve McGarrett, but wouldn't it be cool to have flashing lights and a siren on your car? John Graham's circuit makes it all possible – if you have a Pinewood Derby car made out of wood and plastic wheels. In John's car, coin-cell batteries power a microcontroller that flashes blue and red LEDs on the car's top and a buzzer simulates a two-tone police siren. "Book 'em, Danno – grand theft auto."
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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