The world may not think engineers are creative, but you know you are. Sometimes that technological creativity spills over into more conventional tropes of creativity (think of an advertising agency or graphic designer's cubicle).
Consider the picture below. What the heck is that? More importantly, can you guess whose office was this taken in? (Hint: He or she is a highly engaged member of the EE Life community).
I made it out of cardboard with my son for Halloween (apart from the head and hands -- we got the sweater from Good Will)...
...it looks awesome in the middle of the cul-de-sac when it's dark on Halloween
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.