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5 Challenges Developers Face When Using an RTOS

Publish Date: June 23, 2017
Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS) are becoming a necessary component that most embedded software developers need to use in their applications. Developers who were once traditional bare-metal developers are starting to transition to using an RTOS as their microcontrollers move to 32-bit architectures and as their devices are starting to connect to the Internet. Whether you are just starting to use an RTOS or have been for years, there are several challenges that developers face when using an RTOS.   Challenge #1 – Deciding When to Use an RTOS

Rotor Clip Brings Student Contest Winners to the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing Show

Publish Date: June 23, 2017
Win a student contest and go to the Big Apple. That’s how it worked for four engineering students at East Caroline University earlier this month. The student team entered a railroad hand cart for a mechanical engineering class. They entered it into Rotor Clip’s annual Ring-A-Majig contest and won first place. The team pocketed $500 and won a trip to the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show.  

7 Great NASA Technologies You Don't Know About

Publish Date: June 22, 2017
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Inkjet Additive Manufacturing Process for Memory Devices Opens Doors to Mass Production of Printed Electronics

Publish Date: June 22, 2017
Researchers have made a breakthrough in the fabrication of memory devices using inkjet additive manufacturing (AM) that paves the way for mass production of printable electronics. A group of researchers at Munich University of Applied Sciences in Germany and INRS-EMT in Canada have demonstrated an additive-manufacturing process using inkjet printing to fabricate resistive memory (ReRAM).

The Search for the Next Super Material

Publish Date: June 21, 2017
If you turn over a rock and find a gold nugget, you’re going to start turning over more rocks. Back in 2004, a gold nugget known as graphene was discovered in a lab where a sheet of carbon, one atom thick was produced. Graphene, hailed as a super material, was considered important enough that its inventors, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. 

The Benefits of Hiring from Outside Your Industry

Publish Date: June 21, 2017
Here is some sage advice which is just as appropriate in a tight labor market (the fortunate situation for those of us who are engineers) or in a weak labor market.

Self-Driving Vehicles Inch Toward Mass Production

Publish Date: June 20, 2017
The autonomous vehicle took a small step toward viability last week as General Motors announced that it used mass production techniques to finish a batch of 130 Chevy Bolt EVs containing self-driving technology.

Could the Future of Metal 3D Printing Be Print Farms?

Publish Date: June 20, 2017
Discussions of additive manufacturing invariably turn to prototyping for a good reason: economics. While it may make sense from a cost perspective to 3D print functional new parts with plastic or metal during the design process, additive manufacturing (AM) techniques cease where mass production begins.

Mobile Robotics Kit Teaches Coding and Electronics Skills

Publish Date: June 19, 2017
Robotics is making a major impact on how we work, play, and learn. Al, automation, and robots are hot trending topics discussed in trade publications and online news feeds. According to IDC (International Data Corporation) the robotics industry and associated partners will reach $135.4 billion by 2019. IDC’s research also showed international robotics spending was $71 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow at rate of 17%.

Stretchy Silver Nanowires Key to Next Generation of Flexible Devices

Publish Date: June 19, 2017
A new use of silver at the nanoscale could be the key to developing stretchable electronics such as smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. Researchers at the University of Vermont have discovered that working with silver at the nanoscale allows them to create nanowires that have significant strength and the ability to stretch.