Harvesting Sound Energy From Passing Cars

There is energy everywhere around us and in many different forms. Many devices have been developed to harvest light, wind, waves, and more. One unusual place of energy harvesting is from passing cars. As cars pass by some of their energy is released in form of sound. Even though the overall energy maybe small it can be harvested. In this Instructable I will show how to apply the solution of Euler–Bernoulli ...

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‘Rigid Flexible Circuit – the Most Effective PCB.’

In this guide, we will introduce the basics, layout, problems and solutions of rigid-flex circuit boards. It has six chapters that cover every detail about Rigid Flexible Circuit. Among the key subjects on Rigid Flexible Circuit include: What is a Rigid-Flex PCB?: This section provides a brief overview of the definition, state, and characteristics of a rigid-flexible board. 2, rigid-flexible PCB design: Thi ...

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Seeed Fusion Service Ensures High-Quality PCB Assembly at every stage

Quality is as important to us as it is to you. At Seeed Fusion, our manufacturing expertise can help you reduce errors and failure rates for a prototype or a mass-produced product. Whether there is a problem with one of the components, assembly, or the PCB design itself, any error can result in a non-functioning device which can be complicated or impossible to rectify. In the business for over 10 years, See ...

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Sonnet Off-Grid Device, The Smartphone Walkie-Talkie

At Sonnet Labs, a group of avid outdoor enthusiasts aim to democratize mobile communication with technologies that enable smartphones to send text messages, image data, and GPS locations without Internet connectivity, cellular coverage, or satellite reception. No need for cellular grid with Sonnet Therefore, they launched their product, Sonnet, the smartphone walkie-talkie! Sonnet is a wireless device that ...

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SUNY Polytechnic Creates 3-in-1 Device That Can Be A Diode, A MOSFET And A BJT

In a recently published study, a team of researchers at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, New York, has suggested that combining multiple functions in a single semiconductor device can significantly improve device’s functionality and efficiency. Nowadays, the semiconductor industry is striving to scale down the device dimensions in order to fit more transistors onto a computer chip and thus improve the ...

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Using the OpenScope MZ in LabVIEW

Introduction In this tutorial, we will go over how to connect an OpenScope MZ to LabVIEW. To do so, I will be walking you through some example VIs that I made. These examples allow you to access the oscilloscope and Wavegen/DC power supply functions of the OpenScope as well as the GPIO pins and the Logical Analyzer. Materials Hardware OpenScope MZ Software LabVIEW NOTE: Installing LabVIEW requires you creat ...

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Arduino Fibonacci clock

Makers and Arduino enthusiasts searching for a project to keep them busy this weekend may be interested in this awesome Arduino Fibonacci clock created by maker “TecnoProfesor”. may look a little complicated to read the time but once you know how to read it the Fibonacci clock is a great talking piece. Check out the video below to see it in action. Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician and created the Fibo ...

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MEASURE YOUR YOUTUBE IMPORTANCE

How do you hack your motivation? Do you put red marker Xs on a paper calendar every day you exercise? Do you use an egg timer to sprint through dozens of emails? Do you lock all the doors and shut off your data to write some bulletproof code? If you are [Hulk], you build a YouTube Desktop Notifier showing his YouTube subscribers and views. This is his ticket to getting off the couch to make a video about ju ...

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Nanoscale refrigerator helps quantum computers keep their cool

The next big breakthrough for electronics is likely to be quantum computers, which will increase digitized memory capacity exponentially and allow scientists to start tackling problems that our classical computers have no hope of handling right now. Companies like IBM are starting to make some headway, but there are still plenty of hurdles to jump before practical quantum computers become a reality. A team ...

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Open Radiation Detector

Description Radioactivity is invisible and can be harmful to life. The goal of this project is to provide a simple device that could prevent cases of radiation poisoning. Professional radiation meters can be very accurate, but are also expensive, complex and fragile (most use vacuum discharge tubes made of glass). However in many occasions we only want to determine whether an object is radioactive or not. T ...

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Green Light: Fashion

Ever wanted feedback on your new haute couture? Sprinkle a little IoT magic and get immediate critique on your fashion success or failure. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Adafruit NeoPixel Ring: WS2812 5050 RGB LED × 1 Software apps and online services Microsoft Azure Story Are you a fashion trend-setter? Do you like to know how other's feel about your clothing choices? D ...

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Using IoT to Remotely Control a Robotic Arm

Controlling a robotic arm to pick up and drop objects is difficult enough, without IoT it would be near impossible to do this remotely. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Software apps and online services MATLAB Arduino IDE Hand tools and fabrication machines Laser cutter (generic) Story Introduction I really wanted to try was designing a robotic arm completely from scratch. ...

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