HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 2/2
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A wide range of gadgets
Rob Spiegel   5/30/2012 2:06:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Actually, the slideshow came from Jenn and Lauren (thanks much), and it is a nice one. The variety of gadgets is very impressive.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A wide range of gadgets
Ann R. Thryft   5/30/2012 1:43:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for a fun slideshow, Rob. The robot arm is my fave, too.

ChasChas
User Rank
Platinum
Amazing
ChasChas   5/30/2012 11:12:41 AM
NO RATINGS
 

It's amazing in this country how many products/companies have started in people's garages, basements, kitchens, etc.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A wide range of gadgets
Rob Spiegel   5/30/2012 5:40:48 AM
NO RATINGS
Hey, Mr.Don, we're always looking for new gadgets to feature in Gadget Freak. If you or any of your students have gadgets, we'd like to see them. Design News will pay $500 if we feature your gadget. We often feature student teams. Send me a note at rob.spiegel@ubm.com and I'll send along the Gadget Freak details.

mrdon
User Rank
Platinum
Re: A wide range of gadgets
mrdon   5/30/2012 1:21:38 AM
NO RATINGS
These slide shows are awesome. As you pointed out, its amazing how today's Makers are quite clever in developing cool and innovative products using ordinary materials. One item I'm always discussing with my Electronic Engineering Tech students at ITT Tech is to venture into the land of creativity. There are so many cool tools to develop personal technology such as the Arduino, the Basic Stamp, LEGO NXT, and the Propeller, to name a few, that the only constraining factor is time. I'm currently working on some cool robotic controller gadget projects for a book I'm writing for Apress. I'm using microcontroller platforms such as the Arduino, LEGO NXT, and a bunch of discrete electronic parts along with my Motorola DroidX smartphone to create wireless controls for robots. BTW, I do like the robotic hand and the Kindle products as well.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A wide range of gadgets
Charles Murray   5/29/2012 7:44:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Good slide show, Rob. As I've said previously, I think (and hope) the easier-to-use Kindle has a chance to become a commercial product, albeit a niche product.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
A wide range of gadgets
Rob Spiegel   5/29/2012 11:43:48 AM
NO RATINGS
What a wide range of gadgets in this slide show. My favorite is the robotic arm.

It's encouraging to see how many of these gadgets were developed by young gadget makers.

<<  <  Page 2/2


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Multiple defenses to harden network infrastructures and better management of user access are defeating cyber threats that can be physical, procedural, or electronic.
Linear guides are one of the most important components required for the development of automated or computer-controlled equipment. Aluminum profile extrusions, used for these guides in machine design, can enable designed-in functional features.
UL is working on four major initiatives aimed at 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
The oil and gas and power industries will combine for a hefty 45 percent of the global medium-voltage motors market, with oil and gas investments worldwide pushing demand.
A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a breakthrough new multi-material 3D printer.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
8/13/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/24/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 31 - Sep4, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Writing Portable and Robust Firmware in C
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service