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?
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.