Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
User Rank
Gomez061439   7/15/2013 2:12:32 AM
I am very big fan of her and really envy her!!! but I have heard that later she is using <a href="http://www.aiglemed.com/mobility-aid/">Powered wheelchairs</a> because of some disease. Is this true or just another rumor.  

User Rank
re: Lego wheelchair does the YouTube rounds
ost0   8/3/2012 6:13:43 AM
I had a meccano kit as a kid (some bits I still have. And I found some more on a flea marked a few years ago too). What I remeber most is reading the sparepart sheets and drooling over the parts that I never got my hands on.

User Rank
re: Lego wheelchair does the YouTube rounds
Bert22306   8/1/2012 7:33:46 PM
My vote is for Meccano (similar to what was called Erector Set in the US), rather than Lego. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meccano Initially, Lego was (or seemed to be) more oriented toward building buildings, rather than machines, so it was not as compelling to me. Check out that locomotive in the Wikipedia article. I built my first four-wheel drive electric car with Meccano. Too bad the to get real power, I had to use the electric motor that used AC from a wall outlet. Kind of restricted mobility. But it sure could climb. Hey, come to think of it, that may be why I don't see a future in battery-powered electric cars to this day!

Robotics Developer
User Rank
re: Lego wheelchair does the YouTube rounds
Robotics Developer   8/1/2012 1:43:09 PM
Wow! That is a really neat LEGO design. I wonder how long it took to build and how much it cost!

In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
Most Recent Comments
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.