Ah, the old crossed wiring problem.While you might think this would be easy to catch, it obviously isn't.It is good that they were able to diagnose and fix the problem without any long term consequences.
When I was working on satellites we were warned about the reversed sign problem in attitude control systems.Surprisingly one got by the extensive testing and the satellite was sent into deep space instead of into near earth orbit (oops!).
Now that is a Sherlock Ohms tale I can relate to. How many times does the root cause of the problem end up being something so basic, but likely often overlooked because you're searching for the complicated problem.
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.
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