Many times we find that our designs are used in areas we never considered. That is one reason we need to do careful documentation. And another reason we appreciate the Design Ideas from EDN and Electronic Engineering magazines. It is great to pull out a schamatic we did years ago and recycle the parts we need for current applications. Often I take a servo board I used in my Eyetracker and apply it to other devices that use a closed-loop servo system. Time saved is money earned...
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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