April 2010 Blog Posts (8)

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Please click on [LIKE] button while you are there, if you like. :>)

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Added by Donald Fitchett on April 30, 2010 at 7:42am — No Comments

Enter your best new product ideas in the 2010 Create the Future Design Contest.

I would encourage all members to enter their interesting ideas for the 2010 Create the Future Design Contest.


Here is the link, check it out and submit your design.


While you are there check out my submissions as well to see how easy it is to submit yours as well.


First is a hybrid office work station, PC, media center and solar electric vehicle which can be assembled from off the shelf parts like a…
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Added by Daniel Christadoss on April 27, 2010 at 7:02pm — 1 Comment

Application of Sun Tzu’s War Techniques on Product Design and Development (part-1)

Well known Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is famous in business and enterprise management…

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Added by Kratos72 on April 25, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A device to help the blind or visually impaired navigate around obstacles - guidePOD

The guidePOD is a modular device which helps the blind or visually impaired navigate around obstacles.
The device is assembled from COTS (Complete off the shelf systems) and consists of the following sub components
  • Microcontroller which is the heart of the system (Basic Stamp, propeller or similar)
  • Ultrasonics sensors
  • Line following sensors
  • Speakers
  • Docking station for iPhone or and Android phone - accessory
  • Flashers and…
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Added by Daniel Christadoss on April 25, 2010 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Machine Vision Inspection & Real Time SPC - Integral part of modern manufacturing

Machine Vision Inspection and Real Time SPC are an integral part of modern manufacturing in todays world


Machine Vision can help us with 100% real time inspection to build in quality at the source and help us center processes. The old style of laborious CMM measurments are a thing of the past.


I would like to share a blog on the same…


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Added by Daniel Christadoss on April 24, 2010 at 8:25pm — No Comments

A new kind of car accident: Unintended acceleration

Contrary to popular belief, the car companies did not invent onboard computers; Bendix Corp., Troy, Michigan, held the original patents. The system was originally designed for aircraft during WWII, and it was known as Electronic Fuel Injection or EFI. During the fuel shortage in the early ‘70s, the car companies became interested in improving gas mileage and reducing the pollutants with computer controls — without sacrificing drivability, and the emerging microprocessors designed into Bendix… Continue

Added by John R. Gyorki on April 23, 2010 at 12:00pm — 21 Comments

Can Engineering News be entertaining?

You bet. Take a break from the job world and watch this series of videos on YouTube titled ... "This Week In Engineering". Great stuff. The latest Engineering News made both interesting and entertaining.…

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Added by Donald Fitchett on April 15, 2010 at 7:14am — No Comments

Design in 2010: Four emerging trends for technical product design

What do you need to consider now when designing a product for consumer consumption? According to Product Development Technologies (PDT), a global, full-service product development firm, there are four emerging technology design trends for 2010. Do you agree with these trends? What are your most important trends?


Here are the four noted by PDT.


Focused Function: Consumers demand products that meet their basic needs and that’s…
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Added by Leslie Langnau on April 5, 2010 at 7:46am — No Comments

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