Organically-Shaped Antennas

The Antenna Company Leverages the Superformula

by Bryon Moyer

Imagine if there were one formula. All of existence, explained by one formula. All of the formulas we use today? Simply special cases of that one formula. Like the elusive unified field theory that would embrace all known forces, this would be a Formula for Everything. And you’d call it the Superformula.

Well, it turns out that there is a thing called The Superformula, and credit goes to one Johan Gielis. It’s relatively recent (by scientific standards, not by technology standards): 2003. But, the name notwithstanding, this isn’t a Formula That Describes Everything. It is pretty super in its own way, but it’s not quite as earth-shattering as the moniker might otherwise suggest.  Read More

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posted by Dick Selwood

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What World Maker Faire Shows Us About the Future of Engineering

Posted on 10/19/16 at 10:43 PM by KenRobot

Awesome~! Hope you enjoyed the fish robot. More to come on

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Posted on 10/17/16 at 10:09 AM by bmoyer

What do you think about Open Effect's efforts to test the security (and privacy) of fitness devices?

Achronix Goes Chipless

Posted on 10/16/16 at 2:08 PM by gobeavs


You need to do a little more research. Achronix CEO Holt was discussing this hail mary pass back in 2012. So it's not some stealth mode reveal.

Here is my history of Achronix.

1. Fastes…

The FPGA Tool Problem

Posted on 10/13/16 at 8:24 AM by TotallyLost

And every last one of these proprietary tool chains become the boat anchors slowing down faster evolution of high quality advanced tool chain access for the FPGA & ASIC communities. And sadly, the advance of silicon progress too.

Simply because of the …

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