The USB Keys in the Urinal The Engineering Life - Around the Web 4/23/2014 3 comments Sometimes it's the people on the inside, not the outside, who unwittingly present the biggest security threat.
Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive! The Engineering Life - Around the Web 4/10/2014 1 comment You never know what will happen at EELive! You may be asked to do an impromptu teardown. You may walk away with some new toy!
Kangaroo Bot Hops With Extreme Efficiency The Engineering Life - Around the Web 4/9/2014 1 comment In the world of robotic animals, Festo is certainly a shining star. Their latest creation, the Kangaroo, shows off interesting methods of recapturing pneumatic energy.
RotoMAAK: Rotocasting Done Right The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/21/2014 Post a comment Reduce the time required to reproduce parts considerably by rotocasting instead of repeatedly 3D printing. The RotoMAAK is a low-cost solution for rotocasting on Kickstarter.
Brian's Portable Electronics Lab The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/11/2014 4 comments There's a pretty good chance you've used your dining room table for a project at some point. If you've done that, you should check out this portable electronics lab.
Making OLEDs At Home The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/3/2014 3 comments The roadblocks between you and a finished project may be many, some of which you'd never expect: People are more difficult than technology.
Arduino Revives Broken Radio-Controlled Car The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/25/2014 2 comments When it's time to learn how to use your Arduino, your hardest task might be just deciding on a project or platform. Try fixing a broken toy -- it's the perfect solution.
Dissecting Disney's MagicBand The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/14/2014 7 comments A teardown of the insides of the Disney MagicBand reveals the RFID magic behind Disney's wearable payment and tracking device.
Unlocking Hidden Features of Your Tools The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/12/2014 22 comments Test equipment manufacturers don't want you to know this: Sometimes we already have better tools than we thought! All we have to do is unlock those features that are hiding inside.
6 DIY Hacks for Measurement Tools The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/7/2014 13 comments The glorious thing about engineering is we can engineer anything -- even our tools! Here are some clever DIYers' hacks to test tools.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments