Jake Rice can program his desk clock to display anything
that comes off his computer. Rice turned to the ever-popular Arduino platform
to create a multi-function clock display that presents time in Arabic numerals
(hh:mm) and in binary (hh mm ss), as well as temperature in a two-digit readout
with the degrees symbol. Since it runs off USB power through a USB to TTL
adapter, the display could be programmed to display almost any data streamed
from the host computer.
Cool project! Well done! That said, It's apparent you used "Fritzing" to create the beadboard view and the schematic view. Why isn't there a reference to it? Also, is it just me or is there no listing of your code?
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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