Matthew Katzenstein has created a 3-D Tic Tac Toe game. It lights up with an interactive knob and is programmed to play two- and three-player versions. The game is a color-coded 3x3 RGB LED matrix.
Tic Tac Cubed is controlled by an Arduino Diecimila, a microcontroller board based on the ATmega168. Diecimila means 10,000 in Italian and was named thusly to mark the fact that more than 10,000 Arduino boards have been made. The Diecimila is the latest in a series of USB Arduino boards.
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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