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.
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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