Sons of Murphy's Laws Max’s Cool Beans 3/11/2015 14 comments 'If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong..." and other truths for our time.
So Many Projects; So Little Time Max’s Cool Beans 3/11/2015 Post a comment In which we discover the current state of play with regard to Max's ongoing hobby projects, including his Prognostication Engines, BADASS Display, and Vetinari Clock.
Wondrous Wizard Wars Max’s Cool Beans 2/18/2015 32 comments Have you ever seen someone pull a four-foot Tiki Torch out of a chip/crips bag? Think "Mary Poppins," but in front of a live audience and without a table to hide any shenanigans.
Fascinating Factoids to Peruse & Ponder Max’s Cool Beans 2/11/2015 17 comments The US Navy's new electromagnetic railgun can launch projectiles at up to Mach 7 and hurl them 100+ nautical miles, and that's just one of the fascinating factoids in this fun-filled extravaganza!
RTOS Smackdown @ ESC Boston 2015 Max’s Cool Beans 2/5/2015 32 comments In this session at ESC Boston 2015, some of the leanest, meanest, coolest, hottest contenders in the RTOS multi-universe will take it in turns to explain why their RTOS is the bestest of the best.
May 29, 2057 -- Mark the Date! Max’s Cool Beans 1/15/2015 34 comments In which Max starts to cogitate and ruminate over the types of embedded systems we might expect to see by the time his 100th Birthday celebrations commence.
Is it Time for Tea? Max’s Cool Beans 1/12/2015 31 comments If you like to drink your tea over period of time and you want to keep it hot, then a cast iron teapot heated by a tealight candle is the way to go.
Selfies 2.0 Max’s Cool Beans 1/6/2015 17 comments This super-simple device provides you with the ability to take a new generation of selfies that will make your friends green with envy.
Just Call Me 'King of the Salad People' Max’s Cool Beans 1/5/2015 137 comments As part of his New Year's resolutions, Max has promised his dear old mom that he will lose 60 pounds, which -- amongst other things -- means giving up alcohol. (Oh, the humanity!)
Stop! Recycle Those Old Batteries! Max’s Cool Beans 12/9/2014 24 comments Around 3 billion batteries are discarded in the United States each year, releasing all sorts of unpleasant substances -- including mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel -- into the environment.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times