Max, Why are you torturing us poor working engineers with stories of free bacon and beer - After the fact? Programmable Logic DesignLine didn't come until today (4/25/2013). Anyway sounded like you had way to much fun. Someday, I will convince management that sending an engineer (me!) to Design West or Embedded System Design conference will be beneficial. If only.......
The annual Baconfest happened in Chicago this past weekend and the Tribune's Redeye commuter tabloid published this, for those who could not attend:
Hopefully this will help those who cannot attend this year's DesignWest ... or for anybody afterward :)
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.