Caveman Diorama: Quest for Fire Max’s Cool Beans 3/30/2016 Post a comment If all of the other elements forming the diorama turn out as well as the fire, then it looks like we're going to have something spectacular on our hands.
I Love My 4-Port Beast of a USB Charger Max’s Cool Beans 3/1/2016 22 comments Are you still living in the past, staring balefully at a single-port USB charger sitting on your desk with your lower lip quivering and a little tear rolling down your cheek?
Could This Be The Hover Board? Max’s Cool Beans 1/27/2016 3 comments It seems Max's dreams of riding his hover board around the neighborhood making even the coolest of cool kids turn green with envy may have to wait a while longer.
You Gotta See This! Max’s Cool Beans 1/26/2016 3 comments One can only imagine their sense of wonder if young kids could see these projected animations with their own eyes.
Mind-Blowing Special Effects Max’s Cool Beans 1/25/2016 8 comments When Max's dad was first exposed to modern special effects in movies, he came out of the cinema with his hair standing up on end.
How Did It Get So Late So Soon? Max’s Cool Beans 1/5/2016 26 comments The back panel created by the Makerarm multifunction robotic arm for use on Max's Capriciously Cunning Chronograph makes people gasp with delight.
Caveman Christmas Max’s Cool Beans 12/30/2015 Post a comment In this holiday round-up, Max brings us up to date as to the current state of play with regard to his ongoing Caveman Diorama project.
Who Am I? What Will a DNA Test Reveal? Max’s Cool Beans 12/22/2015 41 comments What will a DNA test divulge about Max's ancestry? Does he have any Celtic, Roman, Anglo Saxon, Viking, European, African, Middle Eastern, or Pan-Asian blood flowing through his veins?
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.