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COO by Day, Race Car Driver by Night
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12/23/2013   Post a comment
An interview with Doug Makishima, the chief operating officer of D2 technology, who is a race car driver in his free time.
Speed2Design: Shaking Robonaut's Hand
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12/23/2013   2 comments
Shaking hands with one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the world is an experience you won't soon forget.
Speed2Design: Mission Control at JSC, Old & New
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12/18/2013   10 comments
An exploration into the way NASA communicates with and controls the ISS as well as a glimpse into the space agency's rich history.
Speed2Design: An Introduction to Littelfuse
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12/16/2013   1 comment
Behind the scenes at NASA with a handful of engineers is mind-meltingly amazing!
Developing, Hosting & Funding: 3 Different Approaches
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12/11/2013   1 comment
We take a look at three different ways to host and promote your electronics projects.
9 Communities Engineering Out Disability
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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
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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.
Adding Wind to a Racing Simulation Setup the Easy Way
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12/6/2013   Post a comment
Feel the wind in your face as you race with this simple modification to your computer.


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Max Maxfield

Energizing the Young Engineers of Tomorrow
Max Maxfield
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It doesn't seem all that long ago when I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young engineer. Now I feel like an old fool, but where are we going to find one at this time of the day (LOL)?

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
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It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...