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.
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 3 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.
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