When a sheetmetal designer/stylist also does a circuit board, it would be entirely reasonable to find that shortcuts were taken and fundamental quality errors abound. Those fancy boxes are all about looks, anyway.
Probably the little board having all the problems was intended for one specific mother board, not available in the US, nor in the rest of the world.
This does serve as a warning to always check all connections, and never trust that the item was designed correctly. It may never have been designed at all.
Engineers at Fuel Cell Energy have found a way to take advantage of a side reaction, unique to their carbonate fuel cell that has nothing to do with energy production, as a potential, cost-effective solution to capturing carbon from fossil fuel power plants.
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
This is part one of an article discussing the University of Washington’s nationally ranked FSAE electric car (eCar) and combustible car (cCar). Stay tuned for part two, tomorrow, which will discuss the four unique PCBs used in both the eCar and cCars.
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