Dave dropped by Apex Electronics in Sun Valley just outside LA, the biggest and oldest surplus electronics store in California (and probably the US?) . Come on a tour through the aladdin's cave of surplus electronics and hardware. It's actually pretty sad to see all this old technology...
A humorous but real-world FPGA power supply design methodology comparison using WEBENCH FPGA Power Architect versus a traditional approach.
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
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.
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.
Shawn Rhen demonstrates a DIY LED project that dances to music.
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).
In this episode Ben responds to a reader challenge to build a tabletop CNC machine.
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...
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!
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...
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.
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
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.
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...