Do you have what it takes to be the next Gadget Freak? ENTER AND YOU COULD WIN $500 from Design News and Allied Electronics!
Email your proposed project (must be original and must incorporate electronic components and involve sensing, motion, timing, and/or networking elements) to Jennifer Campbell, along with a detailed description of how it works, a parts list (complete with Allied Electronics part numbers), high-resolution images of the gadget and you with the gadget, as well as a short video demonstrating the gadget. If your project is selected, you'll receive a $500 check and will be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine or at Designnews.com with your invention. Email your project proposal to Design News Executive Editor Jennifer Campbell.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.