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A Nontechnical Solution to a Technical Problem

“I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.” – David Lee Roth

It’s summertime, and time for a little light reading – of engineering textbooks. 

But what if you can’t read? That is, what if you’re blind, dyslexic, or otherwise not able to access printed material the way most … Read More → "A Nontechnical Solution to a Technical Problem"

Interdependence Day

The United States celebrates Independence Day today. There will be fireworks, brass bands, barbecues, and all of the customary pageantry, flag waving, and folderol. Americans take the day off work, gather in crowded places, and generally make merry mayhem celebrating the birth of our nation. It’s a grand old time.

But, “Independence” is a bit … Read More → "Interdependence Day"

Staying Too Long at the Faire

It’s a sad day. Maker Media, Inc. ceased operations this week and laid off all staff. The company published Make: magazine and operated and licensed “Maker Faires” around the world. We have covered the maker movement and Maker Faires for years, even though our audience is professional engineers. We saw value there. Maker Faire was a window into the future of engineering – a place where we could go … Read More → "Staying Too Long at the Faire"

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MathWorks Connects to HardwareThe Maker movement is exploding right now, and most of the cool projects require doing some math. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Amnon Gai of The MathWorks about using the powerful capabilities of MATLAB and Simulink in anything from your next maker hobby project to full-blown industrial designs. Click the … Read More → "MathWorks Connects to Hardware"