Pssst! Want a free robot? Engineering Pop Culture! 3/11/2016 Post a comment We're going to give away four "Hello There!" robots at the forthcoming ESC Boston to complement the wireless mesh networked "Hello There!" badges.
Mars Ate His Spacecraft Engineer’s Bookshelf 2/11/2016 Post a comment Renowned around the world as being an embedded engineer's embedded engineer and a consummate speaker, Jack Ganssle's presentations are "must-see" events.
Internet Blackouts by 2020, Warns Nanoelectronics Book Engineer’s Bookshelf 11/9/2015 Post a comment CHIPS 2020 Vol 2: New Vistas in Nanoelectronics looks at the state-of-the-art in nanoelectronics but its most significant finding is at the global scale; that unless changes are made the proliferation of nanoelectronics is set to produce blackout failures of the Internet by 2020 due to a lack of electrical power.
Sonolevitation Engineer’s Bookshelf 10/23/2015 1 comment One's mind may recall the pyramids' potential methods of construction, but again, who could produce at that time such an intense sonowave? Rather impossible. But again......
Engineer’s Newspaper Turns 123 Engineer’s Bookshelf 10/14/2015 8 comments Denmark is home to one of the little known treasures of engineering, a newspaper for engineers that dates back to July 2, 1892.
Why Is It Always 'Someone Else’s Problem'? Engineering Pop Culture! 10/14/2015 Post a comment Anyone who’s worked in chip industry will have listened to the hardware guys blaming a software problem, only to cross the room and find that the software guys are convinced that “the problem’s in the hardware.”
Futuremobile Takes Charge Engineering Pop Culture! 10/7/2015 2 comments George walks up to his car, trying to open it. Nothing happens. The car says: “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”
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.