Drowning an Electric Imp in Oil
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/6/2014 7 comments
Drown an Electric Imp in oil, and the signal degrades. However, are the reasons for that degradation the ones that you assume?
Open-Source Aquarium Automation: 5 DIY Systems
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/4/2014 4 comments
There are a surprising amount of things that can be automated for a complex aquarium. With open-source development boards being very cheap and eaesy to use, there have been many projects surfacing to tackle some of this automation.
Homemade Portable 8-Bit Computing
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/31/2014 2 comments
Missing the fun of programming a TI-84, but wanting something with a few more features, Jack set out to make something new.
Raspberry Pi Drives Lego Car
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/24/2014 2 comments
Lego and engineering crash together to create an amazingly fun toy yet again. This time, there's a Raspberry Pi in the mix.
6 Giant Spider Bots You Can Ride
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/23/2014 8 comments
One person's nightmare is another's wildest dream. If the thought of giant steel spiders piloted by peculiar individuals sounds good to you, check out these six eight-legged examples.
PegLeg, My First Robot
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/23/2014 3 comments
Jeremy learned a lot building PegLeg, and he ended up with a pretty neat robot in the end, too!
DIY Lego Upgrade to 2.4 GHZ
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/9/2014 7 comments
Lego makes an incredible building system but its controls fall short if you want to make radio-controlled cars. Brian shows us a fairly simple upgrade that makes a huge difference.
Contextual Electronics: Learning Electronics Online
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/7/2014 5 comments
Contextual Electronics takes a new tack to teaching electronics online, where resources surprisingly lack diversity. It improves the situation with online courses and individual help, and it teaches you how to spec your own parts.
9 Communities Engineering Out Disability
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 12/11/2013 5 comments
Use your engineering know-how to help others with different needs. This great list of resources is full of ideas for how you can participate in projects that improve lives.
Open Source in Space: Flight Software Workshop Begins
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 12/9/2013 1 comment
Open-source code and its role in spaceflight software is one of many interesting topics to be discussed at the Flight Software Workshop this week. Here NASA JPL developers tell EE Times what's in the code.
Don’t Forget to Wave at Saturn
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 7/19/2013 24 comments
Earth will be in the picture when the Cassini deep-space probe images the whole Saturn system as it is backlit by the sun.
Taiwan reversing brain drain
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 5/17/2013 11 comments
Government funded research labs are enticing Taiwan's brightest expats to return in hopes of revitalizing the country as an innovator.
London Calling: Do advisory boards work?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/6/2013 6 comments
Do advisory boards [do any] work or are they just there to add a bit of marketing gloss to a startup that might otherwise find it harder to gain share of mind?
Would you marry an engineer?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/15/2013 12 comments
Would you make a life-long commitment to someone in the same field, with the same sort of thinking, and the same general tendencies?