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.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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