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Sensor Products Tactilus heat-sink analysis system
Product News  
9/29/2010   1 comment
The Tactilus heat-sink analysis system detects surface contact and pressure distribution between a CPU and a heat sink.
NKK Switches KP series of RGB illuminated pushbuttons
Product News  
9/27/2010   8 comments
NKK Switches' KP Series of illuminated miniature pushbutton switches provides design engineers with many options that enhance and complete front panels needing an innovative and modern look and feel.
Dawn's CCE-3VX4 VPX CUBE 4-slot 3U conduction-cooled enclosure
Product News  
9/23/2010   Post a comment
Designed for VPX 3U modules, Dawn VME Products’ ruggedized 4-slot conduction-cooled enclosure is designed to MIL-STD-810F, DO-160E and MIL-STD-461E standards.
When your simplest connector is also your weakest link: the tale of the DC power plug
Blog  
9/22/2010   41 comments
So much sophistication, all brought down by a basic connection
FitBit blends wireless, MCUs and MEMS with online interface
Teardown  
9/22/2010   20 comments
The FitBit personal fitness monitor combines wireless, MEMS and cutting-edge algorithms and packaging to keep us in shape, but behind its sleek design are lessons for any designer and aspiring inventor looking to turn what seems to be a simple idea into a truly viable, competitive end product.
Do-it-yourself: is this the best of times, the worst of times--or maybe both?
Blog  
9/16/2010   24 comments
Today's technology is a mixed-bag for home-based experimenters and hobbyists
Diesels challenge hybrids for efficiency, low emissions
Design How-To  
9/16/2010   45 comments
Clean diesel technology is competitive with hybrid electric vehicles, but perception still limits acceptance in the U.S. market.
2010 TI Engibous student competition proves the kids are (still) alright
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/14/2010   2 comments
The university-level analog-centric contest shows that there's innovation and hard work being done by these aspiring engineers.
LuminAR Project and the @devboard
Blog  
9/10/2010   Post a comment
Intel's Stewart Christie highlights a video demonstrating a new computer form factor - a lamp-based robotic information interface that "releases pixels from the screen."
Is there a future for hybrid vehicles? Part 2
Design How-To  
9/9/2010   139 comments
Further hybrid efficiencies are possible, but there is a better way to go--fuel cells.
LED improvements extend automotive applications
Design How-To  
9/2/2010   12 comments
While efficient, heat build-up is a major design concern because of compact LED packaging.
JST Corp. SFH Series wire-to-board crimp style connector
Product News  
9/1/2010   Post a comment
The SFH Series wire-to-board crimp style connector from JST Corp. is a compact, low-profile connector with both polarization and a secure friction locking device to ensure reliable contact in low current, low voltage conditions.


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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

latest comment mhrackin Where's the "empty bin" link?
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