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About the new site...

December 4, 2009 3:53 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

So...remember how I was all "look for a new site March 1st" even though everyone, including Carl, said I shouldn't promise anything? You know, the whole "under-promise, over-deliver" thing? Well, crap got serious in the last month and a half or so, and putting up a new website full of...

Zubbles – Get Your Colored Bubbles

December 3, 2009 6:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

photo of blue colored bubble. I first posted on this in 2005: Colored Bubbles. Now you can order your own via Zubbles. Colored Bubbles Have Landed (and Popped and Vanished) Having solved the colored bubble dilemma, we spent most of 2006 trying to refine our dyes and the manufacturing...

Cool stuff for Christmas

December 1, 2009 4:54 am | Articles | Comments

Holidays in New York City are beautiful. The lights, the people, the excitement. However, Christmastime in the city is also a constant reminder that you have gifts to buy for people, regardless of your particular secular rationale. For the style-conscious, the E Ink Digital Calendar Watch from Phosphor is both attractive and cutting-edge...


Is Becoming and Engineer Really Worth It?

November 30, 2009 11:00 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

I'm so tempted to track down your home address via your IP address and come over there and punch you. Of course it's worth it. What else are you going to do?

We're Back Baby!!!

November 28, 2009 4:53 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Some of my co-workers are at the Embedded Systems Conference this week in San Jose and they're presenting a session on how smart kids are these days. I mused on the subject and realized that educating children to eventually take my job is not the best idea. Seriously kids, go watch

Did You Really Need a Survey?

November 22, 2009 7:59 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

The Center for Disease Control commissioned a survey to find information about computer game players. The result: I'm furious. I paid taxes that funded this survey? They could have just called me.Learn more about the survey here.

The GeekDad Interview

November 21, 2009 1:58 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

So GeekDad, a super awesome blog from Wired, found my vids and wanted to interview me. Here are my responses:

Here is the new site!

November 20, 2009 1:55 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

So, I was told it takes up to 24-48 hours to change the site to the new server and it is still updating the redirect. BUT, I wanted to deliver what was promised. Check out the new site, you will be able to just type anengineeringmind...


Driving a Car with an iPhone, Part 2 - How To (Video)

November 10, 2009 8:36 am | News | Comments

A group of engineers from National Instruments, called Waterloo Labs, created an iPhone app that can drive a car. In part 2, they give a detailed explanation of how they designed and implemented our control system. This video provides more details about the motor assembly, the wireless communication...

Driving a Car with an iPhone, Part 1 - Overview (Video)

November 10, 2009 6:26 am | News | Comments

A group of engineers from National Instruments, called Waterloo Labs, created an iPhone app that can drive a car. See below. Part 1 includes an overview of how NI turned an Oldsmobile Delta 88' into a remote control car in just a few weeks.  They built their control systems using a few motors, potentiometers, a CompactRIO embedded controller, and LabVIEW.

Real-LIfe Crook-Catching Web Game Launched

October 5, 2009 6:14 am | News | Comments

A new internet game is about to be launched which allows 'super snooper' players to plug into the nation's CCTV cameras and report on members of the public committing crimes.

North American pro sports leagues in a twitter over tweeting

October 5, 2009 5:52 am | by Steve Keating, Reuters | News | Comments

North America's professional sports leagues are all a twitter over tweeting and have pushed through guidelines to ban player access to social networking sites during games. Following the lead of the NFL and NBA, the NHL said it

Clowns in Space

October 2, 2009 10:50 am | by MANSUR MIROVALEV | News | Comments

A Canadian circus billionaire boarded the International Space Station on Friday after a smooth ride up from Earth, and promptly played the entertainer by donning a red clown nose for a camera. Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte became the seventh paying space tourist to travel to the station, where he plans to mix clownish fun with a serious message about the growing shortage of clean water on the planet 220 miles (355 kilometers) below.


Microsoft Launches embeddedSPARK 2010 Challenge

September 24, 2009 6:15 am | News | Comments

During an industry address yesterday at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston, Microsoft Corp. launched the , a new competition designed to foster creativity and innovation among the embedded hobbyist and academic communities globally. Based on the successful Sparks will Fly competition, the embeddedSPARK 2010 Challenge encourages contestants to demonstrate innovative thinking within the theme of “Fun and Games.”

iCub the robot helps scientists understand humans

September 8, 2009 5:10 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Robots that can make their own decisions have so far been confined to science fiction movies, but a child-sized figure with big eyes and a white face is trying hard to turn fiction into reality. Its name is iCub and scientists are hoping it will learn how to adapt its behavior to changing circumstances, offering new insights into the development of human consciousness.

'Digi-novel' combines book, movie and website

September 2, 2009 6:14 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Is it a book? Is it a movie? Is it a website? Actually it's all three. Anthony Zuiker, creator of the "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" U.S. television series, is releasing what he calls a "digi-novel" combining all three media -- and giving a jolt to traditional book publishing.

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