Glenn, thanks for that troubleshooting story. I love hearing stories about someone who uses logic to solve problems. Troubleshooting skills, which included logical thinking, was one of the things I learn in community college but not much was taught to students when I attended engineering school. As an engineer, I find more times than not we are expected to troubleshoot design and other issues where troubleshooting skills are definitely needed. Thanks to my community college school training, I have solved numerous longstanding problems with just the simple skills I learned in community college.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.