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.
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.