Video: Two Fritos Cans 'Chatting' Max’s Cool Beans 8/28/2015 5 comments Imagine a gaggle of these cans conversing with each other -- their lids and animatronic eyes popping up and down like a demented game of Whac-A-Mole.
If You Give a Nerd a Microscope... Max’s Cool Beans 8/24/2015 30 comments Given the right tools -- including a digital microscope -- it's possible for anyone who is reasonable adept to hand-solder electronic systems based on surface-mount technology (SMT).
Cyber Insecurity Max’s Cool Beans 8/19/2015 4 comments In these uncertain times, designers have to consider security at every point in the system, because each system is only as secure as its weakest link.
# ILookLikeAnEngineer Max’s Cool Beans 8/6/2015 11 comments The facts that I myself am outrageously handsome, a trendsetter, and a leader of fashion have caused some people to doubt that I am an engineer.
Gobsmacking Graphic Novels Max’s Cool Beans 6/29/2015 9 comments Max recently became enthralled with a bunch of new graphic novels; now he wants to make contact with someone with whom he can discuss the little rascals.
Rounding Algorithms Can Be Tricky Max’s Cool Beans 6/29/2015 11 comments There's a lot more to the topic of rounding than most people think, like the fact that different software applications may do things in different ways.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.