How much Wh capacity does a typical Alkaline AA battery have? Dave intends to find out with his new Gossen Metrawatt Metrahit Energy multimeter...
Learn about basic electrical measurements, the characteristics of various sensors, how to use sensors to measure the most common types of electrical and physical quantities, and the signals that they represent. Topics include voltage, current, resistance, charge, temperature, strain, position, velocity, acceleration, and sound.
In an unexpected reversal of fortune, NASA's NanoSail-D spacecraft has unfurled a gleaming sheet of space-age fabric 650 km above Earth, becoming the first-ever solar sail to circle our planet. Source: NASA Read More: www.laboratoryequipment.com/News-first-ever-solar-sail-flies-012711.aspx
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk to Lex Kosowsky of Shocking Technologies about their new XStatic polymer nano-composite for protecting electronic products from the effects of ESD.
Video related to research article appearing in Lab on a Chip. A. H. Hirsa et al "Electromagnetic liquid pistons for capillarity-based pumping". Read the article at http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2010/lc/c0LC00397B
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk to Steve Fossi of Symmetricom about their new chipscale atomic clock (CSAC), the first commercial device of its kind. Right-click to download the podcast
Teams of quadrotors autonomously build tower-like cubic structures from modular parts. Work done by Quentin Lindsey, Daniel Mellinger, and Vijay Kumar at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania.
Kent Perry with SanDisk discusses three new flash drives, including the 128 gb compact flash drive. purportedly the biggest card in the industry.
Eric Lind with Contour Energy Systems discusses their new 3 V battery system at CES 2011.
Dave of the EEVblog is on the search for a single AA cell to 500mA 5V DC DC boost converter chip. Is it possible?, what will he find?,
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk to Piyush Sevalia of SiTime about their SiT1052, the first MEMS resonator for real time clock and time-keeping applications.
Sangmin Chon, Texas Instruments' Director of Marketing of C2000 real-time control MCUs stops by ECN's offices to discuss the company's new TMS320F2806x Piccolo floating-point MCU offering.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk with David Borison of Ralink about their mobile Wi-Fi product line for cell phones and portable consumer Electronics
Jenni Balthrop with 3M Touch Systems demos a 23" Multi-Touch Display incorporating 3M's Projected Capacitive Technology.