What engineers really do… The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/25/2012 36 comments Is there a difference in perception between what your friends, parents, kids, and your boss thinks you do… and what you actually do?
Norwegian Odyssey (Stardate 19987+6) The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/22/2012 12 comments Following my talk I received an email saying "Dear Max. I found your talk today both exciting, inspiring, and entertaining. Three of my favorites. ;-)"
Analyze FIR filters using high-school algebra Design How-To 2/15/2012 6 comments In this first part of a two-parter, the Filter Wizard - aka Kendall Castor-Perry - looks at some fundamental facts about FIR filter responses, using some basic math you might even remember from school.
Quick – Vote now! Engineering Pop Culture! 2/7/2012 4 comments It’s time to stand up and be counted – are we going to let some yahoo from “e-Book Reader” or “Netbook News” beat one of our very own at EE Times? No we are not!
How It Was: Magnetic wire recorders Max’s Cool Beans 2/7/2012 7 comments If asked about the history of sound recording, you might think of the phonograph, the gramophone, and the magnetic tape recorder, but what about the wire recorder?
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times