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Chris Wiltz

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The Top 5 Stories of the Week (Week of Feb. 13, 2016)
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
2/13/2016  0
Ray Kurzweil says we'll being seeing lifespans soar; advanced manufacturing is being hit with a skills gap; and our list of the most satisfying engineering and tech jobs lead this ...

Jennifer Campbell

Blog
Who Is the Messiest Engineer of All?
Jennifer Campbell, Executive Editor
2/12/2016  2
Back in January we showed you, as we have in the past, photos of some of the messiest desks and workbenches in the engineering profession.

Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

Blog
iPad Pro Teardown: The Biggest Apple Teardown Yet
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
2/11/2016  0
The geniuses at iFixit are digging further into Apple's latest product lineup in the biggest way possible We're tearing into the iPad Pro - Apple's answer to Microsoft's Surface ...

Kevin Lohndorf, Jack Vulcani, Ryan Siebring, and Salim Alfoori

Gadget Freak
Gadget Freak Case #277: A Self-Playing Guitar
Kevin Lohndorf, Jack Vulcani, Ryan Siebring, and Salim Alfoori
2/10/2016  6
When you think of self-playing instruments, most of us probably remember those old-timey pianos. But hey, as respectable as the piano is, it's nowhere near as cool as a guitar -- ...

Charles Murray

Gadget Freak
Design News Seeks Gadget Freaks for Slot Car Race at Pacific Design & Manufacturing
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
2/5/2016  0
Gadget freaks at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing show in Anaheim next week are in for a special treat: a chance to participate in a slot car competition on the show floor.

Design News Staff

Gadget Freak
CSU Students Win Top Prize in Gadget Freak of the Year Contest
Design News Staff
2/1/2016  1
The 2016 Gadget Freak of the Year is the Attack Dyno created by Colorado State University students Marco Martinez, Logan Rutt, Bryce Goertz, and Robert Coloroso. The team won ...

David Prutchi

Gadget Freak
Gadget Freak Case #276: See UFOs and Explosives With a DIY Polarimetric Camera
David Prutchi
1/29/2016  8
It's no secret that there are entire wavelengths of light invisible to the human eye. Animals and insects have eyes that can filter light and polarize it to all sorts of benefits ...

Chris Wiltz

Blog
The Most Popular Slideshows of 2015
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
1/21/2016  2
As editors we're always looking to deliver content that strikes a chord with our readers. And aside from bringing you the latest news and trends, we also like to have some fun from ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Hackable Toys Stress an Overworked Santa
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
12/23/2015  6
Two troublesome toys have clouded the skies over the North Pole this season -- the fiery Hoverboard and the hackable Hello Barbie.

Features

Check Out What Went On During National Robotics Week 2015!
4/10/2015
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In case you missed it, here are the highlights from National Robotics Week 2015.

Five Equals Four with a Diode OR: Something Didn't Add Up Here!
8/15/2006
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The Making of a Gadget Via Committee

Gadget Freak of the Year
4/11/2006
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A peek behind the scenes to show you how a gadget freak is created

Gadget Freak
Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and ...
More Cool Tech from Optimal Design
Joe Wascow, principal at Optimal Design Co., talks about ...
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Candy Bowl Counter
Joe Wascow, principal at Optimal Design Co., talks about ...
Gadget Freak Case # 265: Propane – ...
This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
Gadget Freak Case #267: What Happens ...
The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro ...
Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
Gadget Freak Case # 264: Drink Delivery ...
The DDV-IP is an inverted pendulum driving machine. The ...
Gadget Freak Case #263: Midi Key-tar
Adam Berger hacked a computer keyboard into a mini key-tar ...
Gadget Freak Case #262: Boat Lift ...
Dick Bipes couldn't find a boat lift remote with the specs ...
Gadget Freak Case #261: Dr. Seuss ...
Colorado State University students have created a Dr. Seuss ...
Gadget Freak Case #260: Arduino Solar ...
This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
Gadget Freak Case #259: Gag Bomb ...
This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
Gadget Freak Case #258: Memory Wire ...
Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a ...
Gadget Freak Case #257: TempBug -- ...
You can put this thermometer anywhere with WiFi and collect ...
Gadget Freak Case #256: Yoga Breathalyzer
The yoga breathalyzer is a breath visualization tool that ...
Gadget Freak Case #255: Touch-Sensitive ...
Roshenac Mitchell's aim for the project was to aid the ...
Gadget Freak Case #254: Motion ...
Don Lutz created blinking animatronic eyes to animate a ...
Gadget Freak Case #253: Peltier ...
Eric Chesak created a sensor that can detect clouds, and it ...
Gadget Freak Case #252: Animated ...
Al Linke's animated weather display uses a Rasberry Pi to ...
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Gadget Freak Case #277: A Self-Playing Guitar
Learning to play guitar can be a long road. But a group of engineering students is going to show ...
Design News Seeks Gadget Freaks for ...
Gadget freaks at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim next week are in for a ...
CSU Students Win Top Prize in Gadget Freak of ...
The 2016 Gadget Freak of the Year is the Attack Dyno created by Colorado State University ...
Gadget Freak Case #276: See UFOs and ...
Ever wanted to see light beyond what's detectable by the human eye? You can with DOLPi - a ...
Gadget Freak Case #275: A French ...
A Design News contributor takes on the challenge of building an old-fashioned metric ...
SkyMath iPad App Provides Fun, Personalized ...
SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, ...
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion ...
A nonprofit organization that promotes interest in STEM among girls is calling for applications ...
TI Contest Challenges Student Engineers to ...
Undergrad and graduate students can try their hand at solving some modern engineering problems ...
Teacher Learns to Code, Wins Design Contest ...
A Pennsylvania middle-school teacher who thought it was important to learn how to code robots so ...
Robo Wunderkind Uses LEGO Concept To Teach ...
Robo Wunderkind is another robotics kits that uses LEGOs as a design model for teaching small ...
Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Not So Nice Tribute to a 2003 Mazda
One reader had to dismantle the Mazda Tribute for the sake of changing the alternator and some ...
Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Turn on the UHF and the Plane Flips Over
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
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