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Omron MEMS Flow Sensor Product Training Module

December 21, 2009 4:14 am | Comments

This product training module offers a succinct and informative presentation of Omron's MEMS flow sensor line-up, as well as their MEMS technology.


A tip on Infrared LEDs

December 17, 2009 9:36 am | Comments

 ECN Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre explains how to use a regular cell-phone camera to detect an LED's infrared output.


Robotics Prototyping with NI LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit

December 17, 2009 9:31 am | Comments

  This video runs through using the LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit to develop a basic robotics prototype by integrating motors, encoders and a Paralax ultrasonic distance sensor with a NI Single-Board RIO embedded FPGA board.


Non-lethal Robotic Pepperball Weapon Video

December 16, 2009 3:36 am | Comments

This "SWAT BOT" is designed to minimize the exposure of Law Enforcement Personnel to potentially lethal encounters by taking them out of the line of Fire, and out of harm's way. Equipped with a Wireless Barrel-Cam and Pepper Balls, it is a Non-Lethal, Wireless UGV for Riot Control, Hostage Scenarios or other Hostile Situations.


Solar Power Hope

December 15, 2009 4:30 am | Comments

Can solar power hope beat out the engineering reality for Dave's latest project? Was Doc Brown right?


The World's Smallest Snowman

December 14, 2009 3:03 am | Comments

The snowman was made from two tin beads used to calibrate electron microscope astigmatism. The eyes and smile were milled using a focused ion beam, and the nose, which is under 1 µm wide (or 0.001 mm), is ion beam deposited platinum.


Man Controls Robotic Hand with Mind

December 11, 2009 8:55 am | Comments

For a month, Pierpaolo Petruzziello's amputated arm was connected to a robotic limb, allowing him to feel sensations and control the arm with his thoughts. Rossella Lorenzi talks to him about the bionic experiment.


Opening up a 1935 Weston Selective Analyzer

December 10, 2009 10:49 am | Comments

ECN Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre opens up an old radio test device, the Weston Model 665 Selective Analyzer.


An Overview of the Virgin Galactic Spaceliner

December 9, 2009 5:00 am | Comments

Richard Branson unveiled his Virgin Galactic spaceliner for tourists willing to pay 200,000 dollars a ticket Monday for a trip into the weightlessness of space in a craft designed to make the perilous return home "like a giant shuttlecock."


Adding Connections in a Schematic in CADSTAR 12

December 8, 2009 3:30 am | Comments

This video demonstrates how to add connections within a Schematic using CADSTAR 12.


On Keypads and Design Philosophy

December 3, 2009 5:15 am | Comments

ECN Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre looks at numeric keypads and what they tell us about design philosophy.


HIS HD 5970 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

December 3, 2009 3:22 am | Comments

The HIS HD 5970 2GB GDDR5 Video Card has a core speed on this product is 725MHz and the 2GB of GDDR5 256 bit memory is 4GHz DDR. It comes with 3200 stream processing units for vertex, pixel and geometry data, 160 texture units and 64 raster operators.


Collin's Lab: Infrared heart sensor

December 2, 2009 4:34 am | Comments

The beating of the heart is often recorded via sound or simply with touch - but there's also another interesting and somewhat lesser known option - light. An infrared emitter/detector pair can be used along with a programmable microcontroller, to effectively visualize the effects of the human body's hardest-working muscle


Ohio State Buckeye Bullet 2 tops 300 mph

December 1, 2009 3:22 am | Comments

For the second time this week, Ohio State's Buckeye Bullet 2 team has exceeded the international speed record it set in 2007. Late yesterday (9/25), the Bullet set an average speed of 302.877 mph, which is pending certification by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile before it can be called an official record.


Join the debate on ECN Online

November 25, 2009 5:59 am | Comments

Alix Paultre, Editor in Chief of ECN, discusses website editorial policy and invites participation.


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