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.
Patients who use tablets to access to their own care information and communicate with doctors and call nurses are more satisfied.