Can you build a cool gadget that you think you could sell?
Check out the MAKE/Design News Gadget Freak Design Contest, sponsored by Alibre, Allied Electronics and Texas Instruments. Create a gadget and document your build.
Important: Your gadget must incorporate electronic components and involve sensing, motion, timing and/or networking elements. The contest winner gets $1,000 and a chance to sell their gadget in kit form in the Makers Market (with setup and monthly fees waived for six months). What have you got to lose?
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the psychology journal Cognition suggests that both may have something to learn from another group: 4 year olds.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
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