This is one of those designs where you don't appreciate all of the engineering hurdles until you hear about the details. With the technology changing as fast as the machine is being built I'm sure there were many occasions where the original design was scrubbed to take advantage emerging technology. It never occurred to me that an LED sign may draw more current than the building is capable of providing.
One last takeaway, I didn't realize that the dot pitch changed through different parts of the sign. It's one of those very simple ideas that solves many problems at once.
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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