Linz Craig shares his experiences as a lone American in a new African brand of technology lab, similar to Maker Spaces and Hackerspaces, called Fundi Labs.
The ubiquitous coffee machine meets many conflicting design demands, but it also serves as a source of parts and even a temperature controller.
Tom Burke's first Arduino project involves a LCD shield coupled with a GUI created using LabWindows/CVI running on a PC to provide a "real-time" PC status monitoring tool.
Next year new tools and new versions of C and C++ will help embedded systems designers face challenges of connectivity, security, coding, and power/performance issues.
Nanette Collins continues on her quest to educate engineers about the value of good PR and marketing.