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.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
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.