The USB Keys in the Urinal
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 4/23/2014 3 comments
Sometimes it's the people on the inside, not the outside, who unwittingly present the biggest security threat.
Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 4/10/2014 1 comment
You never know what will happen at EELive! You may be asked to do an impromptu teardown. You may walk away with some new toy!
Kangaroo Bot Hops With Extreme Efficiency
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 4/9/2014 1 comment
In the world of robotic animals, Festo is certainly a shining star. Their latest creation, the Kangaroo, shows off interesting methods of recapturing pneumatic energy.
RotoMAAK: Rotocasting Done Right
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/21/2014 Post a comment
Reduce the time required to reproduce parts considerably by rotocasting instead of repeatedly 3D printing. The RotoMAAK is a low-cost solution for rotocasting on Kickstarter.
3D Printed RFID Ring
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/19/2014 Post a comment
Wearables don't have to be flashy or fancy. They just have to be useful -- and not horribly ugly.
A Real Ping Pong Bot
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/14/2014 2 comments
Are table tennis playing robots real or not? Some are, and some aren't.
Brian's Portable Electronics Lab
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/11/2014 4 comments
There's a pretty good chance you've used your dining room table for a project at some point. If you've done that, you should check out this portable electronics lab.
Making OLEDs At Home
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/3/2014 3 comments
The roadblocks between you and a finished project may be many, some of which you'd never expect: People are more difficult than technology.
Arduino Revives Broken Radio-Controlled Car
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/25/2014 2 comments
When it's time to learn how to use your Arduino, your hardest task might be just deciding on a project or platform. Try fixing a broken toy -- it's the perfect solution.
Dissecting Disney's MagicBand
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/14/2014 7 comments
A teardown of the insides of the Disney MagicBand reveals the RFID magic behind Disney's wearable payment and tracking device.
Unlocking Hidden Features of Your Tools
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/12/2014 22 comments
Test equipment manufacturers don't want you to know this: Sometimes we already have better tools than we thought! All we have to do is unlock those features that are hiding inside.
6 DIY Hacks for Measurement Tools
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/7/2014 13 comments
The glorious thing about engineering is we can engineer anything -- even our tools! Here are some clever DIYers' hacks to test tools.
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