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Tinker's Toolbox - Year in Review

October 28, 2010 12:43 pm Podcasts Comments

The latest episode of the ECN discussion webcast “Tinker’s Toolbox” is a look back at the previous year. In it, our panel guests discuss the news, tech, politics, trends, and products from 2010 and about the things, events, and issues we felt were important. Right-click to download the podcast

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ServoNOW Plug and Play Motion Control System Demo

October 28, 2010 4:44 am Videos Comments

The new Bison ServoNOW integrated intelligence motion control system features a closed loop brushless servomotor with built-in driver, controller, feedback device and universal power supply in a single compact package.

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A Look at Wet Tantalum Capacitors

October 26, 2010 5:10 am Videos Comments

This presentation, provided by Digi-Key and AVX, provides an overview of AVX's TWA Wet Tantalum product line. Topics to be covered include product specifications and applications.

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The Digi-Key Pulse - Another Geek Moment

October 22, 2010 4:29 am Videos Comments

Shawn Rhen demonstrates a DIY LED project that dances to music.

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Siemens and OCC Create an All-Electric Chopper

October 19, 2010 7:33 am Videos Comments

This video takes a look at how OCC uses the AF-6080 Five-Axis Waterjet system and the Siemens SINUMERIK control to create some amazing 3D work for Orange County Choppers (OCC).

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The Ben Heck Show - Build a Portable CNC Router for Fun and Profit

October 13, 2010 6:53 am Videos Comments

In this episode Ben responds to a reader challenge to build a tabletop CNC machine.

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Space Tourism Rocket Achieves Flight

October 12, 2010 5:22 am | by LabEquipment Videos Comments

Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo achieved its first solo glide flight Sunday, marking another step in the company's eventual plans to fly paying passengers. SpaceShipTwo was carried aloft by its mothership to an altitude of 45,000 feet and released over the Mojave...

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TTI - The Big Job Episode 4- The Finalists

October 12, 2010 5:03 am Videos Comments

The search for TTI's new corporate icon is almost complete, but now we need your help deciding who will be TTI's new corporate icon. Learn more about each finalist on Facebook and then - CAST YOUR VOTE!

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Fire Tests for Moon-Bound Robot

October 11, 2010 6:23 am | by LabEquipment Videos Comments

The Robotic Lunar Lander Development Project at the Marshall Center performed a series of hot-fire tests on two high thrust-to-weight thrusters -- a 100-pound-class for lunar descent and a 5-pound-class for attitude control. The team used a lunar mission profile during the test of the...

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Berkeley Bionics: Introducing eLEGS

October 11, 2010 6:11 am Videos Comments

Berkeley Bionics has unveiled eLEGS, an exoskeleton for wheel­chair users who are committed to living life to its fullest. It powers you up to get you standing and walking.

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Radio Thermostat in Microchip Booth ESC Boston 2010

October 8, 2010 5:22 am | by MicrochipTechnology Videos Comments

John Day gives a overview of the Radio Thermostat demo in the Microchip Booth from the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston. Learn more about smart energy at http://www.microchip.com/smartenergy

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The 'indestructible' box from Rose+Bopla - Another Geek Moment

October 7, 2010 6:14 am Videos Comments

This video with Jamie Pederson & co. shows the destructive force required to damage both a polycarbonate and aluminum box manufactured by Rose+Bopla. It's more than you would expect.

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Tinker’s Toolbox - Standards and Regulations Redux

October 7, 2010 6:10 am Podcasts Comments

This month's Tinker's Toolbox podcast revisits our discussion on standards and regulations and their impact on the design engineer. Topics include: when standards may or may not be needed, the role of industry and government in creating them, time and cost issues...

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World's First Freeform Escalator

October 1, 2010 5:24 am | by LabEquipment Videos Comments

Architects will be able to create escalators in any shape they want, even freeform curves, thanks to the first significant rethink of escalator design since the 'moving stairway' was invented in 1897. A system known as the 'Levytator' has been developed by Jack Levy, an Emeritus Professor...

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Sage Electronic SmartProbe Demo at the 2010 ESC

October 1, 2010 5:22 am Videos Comments

SmartProbe for AMD platforms enables a developer to comprehensively and efficiently evaluate and manipulate the inner workings of the processor, chipset and peripherals.

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