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Class Provides Introduction to MCU Software Development
Electronic News & Comment 
9/18/2014  Post a comment
If you're planning to develop a product that uses a microcontroller, you'll want to take note of next week's Design News Continuing Education course, "MCU Software Development – A Step-by-Step Guide."
Video: Google Glass Moves to the Factory Floor
News 
9/16/2014  8 comments
Factory floor engineers may soon be able to operate machinery and monitor equipment status simply by tapping their eyeglasses.
The Easy Way to Control a Robot
DNTV 
9/16/2014  1 comment
Daymon Thompson of Beckhoff Automation uses Google Glass to control the velocity of an industrial robot.
Team 3D Prints Electric Car at IMTS
News 
9/12/2014  13 comments
Using a 3D printer, CNC router, and existing powertrain components, a team of engineers is building an electric car from scratch on the floor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago this week.
All-Electric 'Buckeye Bullet' Shoots for 400 MPH
Captain Hybrid 
9/10/2014  11 comments
An engineering team from Ohio State University has set its sights on the unimaginable -- driving 400 mph in an electric vehicle.
Gigafactory Will Create a Giga-Glut
News 
9/9/2014  24 comments
Tesla Motors’ proposed Gigafactory won’t dramatically transform the cost of electric cars, and it might create a glut of lithium-ion batteries in the marketplace.
High-Performance Electrics Hit the Blacktop
Captain Hybrid 
9/4/2014  15 comments
We’ve collected photos of electric cars, designed for both the neighborhood blacktop and the commercial dragstrip. From the Crazyhorse Pinto and the Killacycle motorcycle to the Tesla Roadster and the 500-HP Renovo Coupe, we offer a peek at the blistering performance of the electric powertrain.
A 400-Mile Range for the Tesla Roadster?
Captain Hybrid 
9/2/2014  12 comments
Tesla Motors might be planning to boost the driving range of its two-seat Roadster to 400 miles.
Renovo Hypes Electric Supercar
Captain Hybrid 
8/28/2014  40 comments
A Silicon Valley company has made the biggest splash yet in the high-performance end of the electric car market, announcing an EV that zips from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and costs $529,000.
American Diesel Cars, Past & Present
Electronic News & Comment 
8/27/2014  44 comments
The diesel engine, long popular on European roads, is now piquing the interest of American automakers.
Could Diesels Be Poised for a US Comeback?
News 
8/25/2014  64 comments
After a long hiatus here, the diesel engine could be poised to grab a bigger share of the US car market in the next five years.
Slideshow: EV Makers Look to New Battery Chargers
Electronic News & Comment 
8/22/2014  38 comments
As more electric cars and plug-in hybrids hit the highways, the need for battery chargers is growing.
FPGAs Cut Subaru's Test Times
Electronic News & Comment 
8/15/2014  4 comments
If the design of Subaru’s XV Crosstrek Hybrid car is any indication, we may now be seeing the next new wrinkle in the evolution of automotive test simulation.
Mouser, NI Team Up on Free Design Tool
Product News 
8/13/2014  3 comments
Mouser Electronics and National Instruments are teaming up to offer a free software tool aimed at simplifying the process of electronic circuit design.
Did Cold Weather Cause Boeing Battery Meltdown? Probably Not
Electronic News & Comment 
8/12/2014  14 comments
Despite recent news reports to the contrary, cold winter weather was probably no more than a minor contributor to the Boeing 787’s lithium-ion battery fires last year.
Video: Test Apparatus Uncovers the Flaws of Football Helmets
Electronic News & Comment 
8/7/2014  7 comments
Using sensors and a specialized test stand, engineers have discovered that the root causes of head trauma may lie in a complex pattern of forces that today’s football helmets aren’t equipped to handle.


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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.
If you're planning to develop a product that uses a microcontroller, you'll want to take note of next week's Design News Continuing Education course, "MCU Software Development – A Step-by-Step Guide."
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