Anyone who presoaks laundry knows the problem. You fill the washer with clothes, laundry and soap - with the intention of starting the laundry after 20 minutes of soaking. Two days later you remember it's in there. Jitendra Tailor decided to solve this problem for once and all with an automated presoak system. With Tailor's gadget, you only have to cut one wire in the washing machine - the one that goes from the lid switch to the pull on/push off module. Attach the gadget and presto, no more forgetting about your laundry.
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.