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TWIE 125: Non-Lethal Missile Knocks Out Electronics

November 28, 2012 4:25 pm | by | Comments

TWIE 125: Non-Lethal Missile Knocks Out Electronics: This Week in Engineering - Seismologists convicted of manslaughter; finding damaged nuclear cores; power outage missile; robot tightrope-walker; testing bridges with rain; and bricks from cow blood.


The Ben Heck Show : Build a retro computer — The Raspberry Pi!

November 19, 2012 2:20 pm | Comments

A retro computer for only about $35? Watch Ben build a retro-styled computer using the Raspberry Pi! Watch more episodes of The Ben Heck Show here:


The Ben Heck Show : Automated SmartHome tricks for every home

November 19, 2012 2:13 pm | Comments

Ben works on some ways to automate functions into an existing home. Automatic Door Buzzer? Coming right up! Ben also rigs up a system to manually change the temperature on an old Honeywell thermostat.


Engineering Newswire 12: Saving lives with robotic bees

November 14, 2012 10:21 am | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, we're putting employees on time out, playing Tetris in a pumpkin and saving lives with robotic bees. Harvard University electrical engineers Rob Wood and Goo-Yon Wee are working on RoboBee, a miniature flying robot inspired by the biology of a bee and the insect's hive behavior.


Engineering Newswire 11: Nissan builds a Batmobile

November 8, 2012 10:02 am | Comments

Today on engineering newswire, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we're painting dreams with robots, monitoring our neural activity, and carving pumpkins with CNCs. In this episode we feature: The Muse headband is a new wearable device that lets users monitor neural activity in real time via their mobile devices.


This week in engineering: Gasoline From Air

November 8, 2012 9:11 am | by | Comments

TWIE 126: Gasoline From Air: This Week in Engineering - Robot waverider survives Sandy; inflatable plug for flooding; dental music player; nanotube transistors; gasoline from air; and deflecting asteroids with paint.-


Engineering Newswire 10: Amphibious ATV rides on water, for $40K

November 7, 2012 9:32 am | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we're building nanoscale structures with metal, solving the iPhone's picture problems, manufacturing 40 custom coupés, engineering Porsche's greatest model yet, and designing an amphibious ATV.


Engineering Newswire 9: Skydiving to reach Mach 1

October 22, 2012 12:20 pm | Comments

This week on engineering newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV: Felix "Fearless" Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier by skydiving from an incredible height of 24 miles about the earth, NASA and the IHMC, with Oceaneering SpaceSystems of Houston, have developed the X1 robotic exoskeleton to either assist or inhibit movement in leg joints.


Engineering Newswire 8: Mining water on the moon

October 22, 2012 12:15 pm | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a group of scientists from the ETH Zurich research group are in the process of creating a swimming, robotic sea turtle named naro -- tartaruga, Hitachi, in collaboration with Nippon Signal and the University of Yamanashi, developed a prototype boarding gate...


Introducing the Freescale Freedom Development Platform FRDM-KL25Z

October 15, 2012 9:42 am | Comments

Get an introduction to the Freescale Freedom development platform FRDM-KL25Z. Get up and running quickly with this step by step out of the box guide.

Engineering Newswire 7: A fully 3D-printed race car

October 10, 2012 9:12 am | Comments

zero2infinity hopes to offer a slow and steady ascent aboard bloon, an intimate six-person pod attached to a zero-pressure polyethylene helium balloon. Gov. Jerry Brown rides to Google headquarters in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing legislation that will pave the way for driverless cars in California.


Engineering Newswire 6: Get lost with Apple's iPhone 5

October 10, 2012 9:05 am | Comments

The new iPhone 5 features a thinner, lighter design, with a taller screen, a faster processor, and updated software, everything you'd hope to expect from a new phone -- except a suitable map app. Rethink Robotics has unleashed a revolution in manufacturing with the friendly faced, factory robot: Baxter.


The evolution of product design tools

October 9, 2012 4:58 pm | by | Comments

Product concept design tools have come a long way from hand sketches. Even proper drafting rules made a big difference, and so have computer design tools. Now designers are using social media to bring consumer interaction into the concept stage of product design.


ECN Magazine exclusive interview: Wayne Freeman, Microchip Technologies

October 2, 2012 1:55 pm | Comments

At Design East, ECN Executive Editor Chris Warner chats with Wayne Freeman of Microchip Technology about the company’s new Enhanced Midrange 8-bit families comprising 15 scalable MCUs ranging from 14 to 100 pins with up to 128 KB of Flash. These MCUs are positioned to eliminate the need for an external crystal.


Engineering Newswire 5: The world's fastest electric motorcycle

October 1, 2012 9:54 am | Comments

In this episode of Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV: A group of dedicated engineering students from San Jose State University is attempting to build a self-balancing electric motorcycle. German researchers think they may have found a better way to protect astronauts, and future Mars colonists, from cosmic radiation.



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