Yes, it is a cool book. You can be a Gadget Freak by submitting photos of the gadget, a schematic, a parts list (spec'd from the Allied Website), a short video of the gadget in action (think YouTube), and build instructions. They can be submitted to email@example.com
Please submit. If we use your gadget, we'll pay you $500.
The interactive features in this book make it a must see! The description, build instructions, and parts list are all in one area making it easy to build your own gadget. Being from a windy area with wind farms makes the wind generator one of my favorite gadgets.
It was really difficult to choose which Gadget Freak projects to include in this e-book, as every one that is submitted to Design News is fun, useful and unique in its own right. In the end, it came down to the vivid photography. I encourage all you backyard inventors to try these out and to come up with some cool projects of your own. Did you know Design News will give you $500 if we publish your project online or in print? That's sure to buy a lot of new parts to tinker with! Send your projects to Senior Editor Rob Spiegel.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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.