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Expanded Options for 3D Printing

We recently expanded our catalog of 3D printers, filament colors and accessories (and overhauled some of our in-house 3D printers with new print surface beds, tool heads and a rainbow of filament colors, so keep an eye out in future projects and videos).If you have never 3D printed anything before, check out our past tutorial on Getting Started with 3D Printing Using Tinkercad. You can build your own 3D model in a program like TinkerCad and then set up the Lulzbot Cura edition to match any new hardware you may pick up! Lulzbot has also created lots of great tutorials that our team members use when they are getting started with 3D printing.If creating your own 3D model is outside your scope, feel free to skip to the section on Using The Slicer, and head on over to Thingiverse to find a file you would like to start with.Happy printing! Getting Started with 3D Printing Using TinkercadApril 30, 2018Tinkercad is a great, easy-to-use online modeling software that can have you 3D printing qui…

Maker Spotight: Michael Curry

Name: Michael Curry Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri Makerspace: Hammerspace Workshop Day Job: Consulting Designer – Kansas City Kit Company  I provide design, drafting, and product development services from my office located at the local makerspace, Hammerspace Workshop in Kansas City, MO. Check out my Portfolio   How did you […]Read more on MAKEThe post Maker Spotight: Michael Curry appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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Techcon Releases Dispenser for Hassle-free Dispensing of 50ml Dual Syringes

Cypress, CA — July 2019 — Techcon, a leader in precision fluid dispensing technologies, today announced the release of its new 50ml Dual Syringe Dispenser designed for hassle-free dispensing of 50ml dual syringes. The new Dual Syringe Dispenser can accommodate conveniently packaged 50ml side-by-side syringes, in ratios 1:1, 2:1, 4:1 and 10:1.A secure attachment adaptor ensures quick changeover when the dual syringe is empty. Operation is achieved through pulsed air pressure from a TS250 or TS350 Series dispenser. The dispensers on board vacuum function can be activated when the dual pistons require retraction for syringe changeover.The multi configurable robot integration bracket allows effortless semi-automated use, with the option of using the system with any of Techcon’s disposable path valves – TS1212, TS5624DMP or TS5000DMP-SR-DCX.  Additionally, a hanging ring is provided to store the tool when not in use.Techcon also offers a complete line of consumables, which includes dispens…

Tech Helping In Improving Health And Saving Lives

Lab-on-a-chip detects cancer faster, cheaper and less invasively A new ultrasensitive diagnostic device invented by the researchers at University of Kansas, University of Kansas Cancer Center and KU Medical Center could allow doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma, leading to timelier interventions and better outcomes for patients. The lab-on-a-chip […]The post Tech Helping In Improving Health And Saving Lives appeared first on Electronics For You.

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Basics Of Inductor

In this video, the presenter will be sharing you a brief introduction on Inductors. The basics of how inductors work, a demo showing an inductor filtering out high-frequency signals, a quick low pass LC filter, and a demo showing the magnetic field created around inductors. Courtesy: AfrotechmodsThe post Basics Of Inductor appeared first on Electronics For You.

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Renesas Electronics Announces Executive Personnel Changes and New Organization Structure

30 Jul 2019TOKYO, Japan – Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced changes to its organizational structure and executive personnel.1. Change in Organizational StructureEffective July 31, 2019, with the aim of strengthening collaboration among administrative divisions, the Corporate Planning Unit, the Organization Development Unit, and the Supply Chain Management Unit will all be dissolved and return to their individual division-level structures and operations. In addition, a new CEO Office will be established on August 1, 2019, to promote communication inside and outside the company.2. Executive Personnel ChangesNote: Asterisks (*) indicate position currently held.(1) Outline of the changes to Executive Vice President (As of July 31, 2019)[Retiring Executive Vice President]Hirotaka Yamanami*Yamanami will assume the role of Senior Advisor effective August 1, 2019.(2) Outline of the changes to Senior Vice Presid…

MediaTek Introduces New Helio G Series Chipsets – Helio G90 & G90T – And HyperEngine Game Technology to Power Incredible Smartphone Gaming Experiences

MediaTek’s HyperEngine gametechnology, paired with the G90 Series tunes your entire smartphone for the best game-play with eye-popping image quality, smooth character movementand reliable network connectionsNew Delhi – July 30, 2019 – MediaTek today announced the launch of its Helio G90 series chipsets with Helio G90 & G90T exclusively designed to be the core of an incredible smartphone gaming experience.The Helio G90 Series combines the latest CPU and GPU cores with ultra-fast memory and massive AI performance to deliver fast, fluid action. And for even more gaming power, the MediaTek Helio G90 series is paired with MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology that tunes your entire smartphone for the greatest gaming experience possible.“The mobile gaming market is growing and device makers are looking to give consumers and especially gaming fans the best smartphone game-play experience. That’s why we designed the G90 series,” said TL Lee, General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communi…

Digi XBee® Surpasses 15 Million Shipments, Adds IoT Development, Manufacturing, Deployment and Management Tools

Digi International’s Flagship Embedded Connectivity Product Line provides the Hardware and Software to Create a Complete Networking Solution that Accelerates IoT Projects from Inception to RealityMINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 30, 2019 – Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII,, a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced that it has shipped more than 15 million Digi XBee® units and marked the milestone by unveiling a suite of new software and development tools for the Digi XBee Ecosystem. These tools enhance the existing Digi XBee product family by enabling users to more easily develop, manufacture, deploy and manage industrial IoT solutions, accelerating their time-to-market while reducing risk and development cost.Digi XBee is a cornerstone of IoT innovation with a complete portfolio of wireless modules, gateways, adapters, software and device management tools, all engineered to provide edge intelligence and accelerat…

Indium Corporation to Feature “No-Spatter” Flux-Cored Wire at SMTA International

Indium Corporation will feature its “no-spatter” flux-cored wire, Core 230-RC, at SMTA International, September 22-26, in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. Indium Corporation’s Core 230-RC is specially developed to meet the demanding requirements of robotic and laser soldering. Fully REACH- and RoHS-compliant, it delivers an impressive <1% total flux spatter, as tested per IPC TM-650 2.4.48 standards.Core 230-RC also performs exceptionally well in hand-soldering applications. Its “no-spatter” feature ensures that flux does not contaminate gold fingers or other contacts where it can interfere with circuit board electrical properties or spatter hot flux on operators’ hands. It is available in lead-free, tin-lead, and high-lead cored wires. Indium Corporation flux-cored wire offers:Layers evenly wound onto spools to avoid tangles during useConsistent diameters that meet the most stringent requirementsNo flux voids within the wire for consistent, worry-free solderingFor more information about I…

New Yorker Electronics and VVDN Technologies Sign New Franchise Agreement

From Initial Architecture Stage to Manufacturing Support, VVDN’s Product Engineering, Cloud and ODM Services build Products from Concept to ProductionNORTHVALE, New Jersey, USA – Global electronic components distributor New Yorker Electronics has partnered with VVDN Technologies, an end-to-end Embedded Product Engineering, Cloud and ODM services company on a franchise products and services agreement. The agreement unites New Yorker Electronics’ extensive market knowledge in embedded space with VVDN’s unique offering of complete design, cloud and manufacturing services. This creates an environment where customers can convert their products and solutions from “idea to reality”.Established in 2007, VVDN (Voice/Video/Data/Network) is today one of the leading product engineering, cloud and ODM services companies based in India. VVDN has nine design/R&D centers and four manufacturing plants in India with a global presence in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea and Japan. With…

Maker Spotlight: Anne Quinn

Name: Anne Quinn Home: Overland Park, KS. Makerspace: Hammerspace Workshop in Kansas City, MO.  Day Job: Digital machinist & graphic artist  How did you get started in making? I have been a creative for as long as I can remember. I went to UW-Stout for industrial design and UWEC for […]Read more on MAKEThe post Maker Spotlight: Anne Quinn appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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Hosting a Booth at a STEM Event or Maker Faire

Jesse Brockmann is a senior software engineer with over 20 years of experience. Jesse works for a large corporation designing real-time simulation software, started programming on an Apple IIe at the age of six and has won several AVC event over the years. Jesse is also a SparkFun Ambassador so make sure your read down today's post to find out where he'll be next!I’ve been doing various STEAM/STEM events for years to promote my JRover/DIYRovers project. I recently had a booth at the Kansas City Maker Faire to promote SparkFun and my latest project BotzFight (more on that at a later date). I thought I would share my experiences and maybe convince you to host your own booth. My booth at the Kansas City Maker Faire. Hosting a booth is a lot of fun but it can be tiring. You will get a lot of the same questions over and over, but once in a while you will get a truly brilliant question that really makes you think. The more events you do, the more you’ll realize a lot of people will lo…

Distance Counter

Presented here is a simple pedometer (Distance Counter) circuit. It measures the distance covered by you while walking. It may not work very well for running! Circuit and working Fig. 1 shows a circuit diagram of the distance counter. The circuit is built around quad 2-input Schmitt trigger CD4093 (IC1), CMOS ripple carry binary counter/divider […]The post Distance Counter appeared first on Electronics For You.

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Renesas Electronics Introduces Ultra-Small RX651 32-Bit Microcontrollers for IoT Connectivity Modules and Space-Constrained Edge Devices

Tiny 64-Pin Packages Reduce PCB Footprint up to 59% for Devices Requiring High Performance, Lots of Functions in Limited SpaceTOKYO, Japan ― RenesasElectronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced four new RX651 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) supplied in ultra-small 64-pin BGA and LQFP packages. The new lineup expands Renesas’ popular RX651 MCU Group with a 64-pin (4.5mm x 4.5mm) BGA package that reduces footprint size by 59 percent compared to the 100-pin LGA, and a 64-pin (10mm x 10mm) LQFP that offers a 49 percent reduction versus the 100-pin LQFP. The MCUs address advanced security needs for endpoint devices employing compact sensor and communication modules in industrial, network control, building automation, and smart metering systems operating at the IoT edge.“The explosive growth of the IoT and Industry 4.0 has sparked the need for higher performance, smaller form factor connectivity modules that support the various se…

IDTechEx Research releases definitive report on Wearable Technology

IDTechEx, leading market and technology research firm, have released their most comprehensive report covering the wearable technology industry. “Wearable Technology Forecasts 2019-2029” includes historic market data back to 2010 and 10-year market forecasts for 48 different types of wearable electronic product. It includes dedicated and detailed chapters covering each of the key product areas within this diverse space, including smartwatches and fitness trackers, AR, VR & MR, electronic skin patches, smart clothing, hearables (including headphones and hearing aids) and more.The conclusions from the report find that wearable technology products are thriving, with a total market worth over $50bn in 2019, having more than doubled in size since just 2014. This historic growth is driven by product types including smartwatches, continuous glucose monitoring devices (CGM), hearing aids, headphones and AR, VR & MR. The report looks at each of these sectors in detail, providing assessm…

KIC to showcase new integrated fixture and profiler designed for tracking reflow oven stability at NEPCON Asia

San Diego — July 2019 — KIC today announced plans to exhibit in Booth 1C01 at NEPCON Asia, scheduled to take place Aug 28-30, 2019 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Company representatives will showcase the new SRA (Smart Reflow Analyzer) and RPI i4.0The SRA is an integrated fixture and profiler specifically designed for collecting reflow oven related data to analyze and track machine stability from run to run, and over time. As it contains a built-in data collection module, it is an all-in-one smart fixture. This means that the SRA can be used independently no matter whose profiler you may currently have.The SRA has six embedded thermocouples – three Air TCs and three Mass TCs – which are used to calculate and display a variety of data for each oven zone such as measured zone temperatures and side to side uniformity. With the use of the SRA, users also are able to identify changes in heat transfer in a zone over time, through the display of HTI (Heat Transfer Index). …

Power Integrations Releases Gallium Nitride-Based InnoSwitch3 AC-DC Converter ICs

Advanced GaN technology yields significant increase in power and efficiencySan Jose, Calif. – July 25, 2019 – Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced new members of its InnoSwitch3 families of offline CV/CC flyback switcher ICs. The new ICs feature up to 95% efficiency across the full load range and up to 100 W in enclosed adapter implementations without requiring a heatsink. This groundbreaking increase in performance is achieved using an internally developed high-voltage GaN switch technology.Quasi-resonant InnoSwitch3-CP, InnoSwitch3-EP and InnoSwitch3-Pro ICs combine primary, secondary and feedback circuits in a single surface-mounted package. In the newly released family members, GaN switches replace the traditional silicon high-voltage transistors on the primary side of the IC, reducing conduction losses when current is flowing, and considerably reducing switching losses during opera…

Mouser Electronics and XP Power Sign Global Distribution Agreement

July 29, 2019 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with XP Power, a leading power solutions provider. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks a wide variety of XP Power’s AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, high-voltage power supplies, and EMI filters.“With Mouser’s distribution expertise, we can expand our reach while also providing exceptional support and value,” said Steve Head, Global Marketing & Distribution Director, at XP Power. “Leveraging Mouser’s excellent logistics support, we can continue to drive new growth opportunities around the world.”“We’re very excited to be adding XP Power’s world-class power solutions to our line card,” said Tom Busher, Vice President of Supplier Management at Mouser. “XP Power is well regarded in the industry, and we look forward to a successful partnership.”The XP Power product line available from Mouser Electroni…

Maker Spotlight: Chris Seidel

Name: Chris Seidel Home: Kansas City, Missouri Makerspace: HammerSpace Workshop in Kansas City Day Job: Genomics Scientist at a Research Institute How did you get started in making? When I was 14 my uncle gave me a summer job for his 1-man microwave electronics business in Campbell, California, where I […]Read more on MAKEThe post Maker Spotlight: Chris Seidel appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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The Third Manila Mini Maker Faire in the Philippines where DIY is booming

The third mini-maker faire was held on April 22-23 in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The Mind Museum, which is the venue, is a children’s science museum that offers hands-on exhibits of science. The Mini Maker Fair, which attracted 150 exhibitors, was a heartwarming experience filled with the cheerfulness […]Read more on MAKEThe post The Third Manila Mini Maker Faire in the Philippines where DIY is booming appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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Numeric strengthens its product portfolio, introduces DAKER DK PLUS – Rack Tower Convertible UPS

A high efficient single phase UPS with rotatable screen and unity power factorChennai, 29th July, 2019:  Numeric, the leading UPS (Un-interruptible Power Supplies) manufacturer and a power quality solution provider in India, has launched the rack-tower convertible UPS – Daker DK Plus.  The new single phase UPS is designed to meet the specific needs of businesses where real estate space utilization is a key factor.With the reversible screen, this convertible UPS can be used both in tower and 19” rack configuration.  It also comes with a user friendly LCD display screen where the main parameters of the system and the status of the UPS, including the battery charge level and faults can be viewed.Features of DAKER DK PLUSHigh density UPSFlexible configurationRotatable screenIntuitive User InterfaceHigh Efficiency upto 94%Smart battery management9 in 1-3 kVA and Unity power factor in 5 – 10 kVAIntegrated communication softwareEnvironment friendly. Eco Passport holder.Upto 4 units in parall…

Build Non-Contact Type Digital Tachometer

A tachometer measures the rotation speed of motors and other machinery. There are various types of tachometers. Described here is a digital non-contact type tachometer using a proximity sensor. Circuit and working The circuit diagram of the Arduino-based tachometer is shown in Fig. 1. It is built around Arduino Uno board (Board1), inductive pnp-type normally-open […]The post Build Non-Contact Type Digital Tachometer appeared first on Electronics For You.

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STMicroelectronics’ STM32MP1 MPUs with Linux Distribution, Now at Mouser, Speeds Development of IoT Applications

July 25, 2019 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the STM32MP1 microprocessor series from STMicroelectronics (ST). Boasting high feature integration and impressive graphics support, the STM32MP1 devices are based on a heterogeneous multicore Arm® Cortex® architecture. The powerful microprocessor units (MPUs) support both open-source OpenSTLinux distribution and STM32Cube toolset to facilitate the rapid development of Internet of Things (IoT), industrial, consumer, and health and wellness applications.ST’s STM32MP1 microprocessor series, available from Mouser Electronics, delivers rapid processing based on one or two Arm Cortex-A7 cores plus an Arm Cortex-M4 core for real-time and low-power tasks. Designers can allocate the device’s peripherals to either the Cortex-A7 core for ST’s OpenSTLinux distribution or the Cortex-M4 core for real-time tasks using ST’s STM32Cube tools.The STM32MP1 …

Mouser IOT Roadshow 2019 Concludes With a Housefull Bangalore Event

Engineers thronged the event resulting in a hall bursting at the seams with electronics engineers passionate about IoT in general, and Smart Cities, Factories & Energy in particular.Bangalore, 26 July 2019 — Mouser Electronics, Inc, today concluded its 6-city roadshow with a grand event at Taj, MG Road, Bangalore. The Mouser IoT Technical Roadshow has been a popular annual event that travels through top cities in India to spread the word on new IoT products, technologies, components and thought leadership. Today’s event kept up that momentum with over 270+ people in attendance.With the widespread deployment of sensors and evolving fleet of smart machines, there is an increasing need of handling big manufacturing data characterized by high volume, high accuracy for boosting performance.Attending delegates participated in learning how these connected machines could improve processes, streamline your operations while making your manufacturing unit a safe place to work. From smart cit…

New active soldering tips offer precision, performance and power to meet growing market demands

Besigheim/Germany, July 2019 Weller Tools, the world’s No.1 brand in hand soldering solutions, expands its Active RT soldering tip program. The expanded tip series offers the highest precision, while maximizing performance and power. The tips work exclusively with the high performance WX platform of soldering stations.Widest range of high-end soldering tipsWhether in the electronics field, medical technology or aerospace field, the industry is moving faster and the components are steadily becoming smaller, more complex and more powerful.The soldering industry is no different and in order to meet these increasing demands, Weller is expanding its existing Active RT soldering tip series. Weller has and will continue to offer the widest range of these high-end soldering tips – all linked to one single soldering station from the WX series. “As always, Weller makes No Compromise: we’re offering maximum performance, power and precision with our new RT Lines of tips. They also provide maximu…

Avnet India Receives Accolades for Best Workplace Practices

BANGALORE, INDIA – Media OutReach – 29 JULY, 2019 – Avnet India recently received several accolades for its workplace practices across India. The recognition was accorded to Avnet by different institutions that assessed Avnet’s workplace culture, as well as its practices towards enriching the overall well-being of its employees. Avnet India was certified as the ‘Best Workplace in Electronics, India’, by the Great Place to Work Institute. This recognition was presented after Avnet India received the Great Place to Work award for two consecutive years, having topped assessment charts that evaluated more than 300 certified organizations in India. This certification assessed Avnet’s employee life-cycle and people practices before recognizing Avnet as a preferred workplace, specifically in India’s highly-competitive electronics industry.“This is an important recognition for Avnet,” said Ramani Sundaresan, Managing Director, Avnet India. “As a leading global technology solutions provider, A…

STMicroelectronics Reports 2019 Second Quarter Financial Results

Q2 net revenues $2.17 billion; gross margin 38.2%; operating margin 9.0%; net income $160 millionH1 net revenues $4.25 billion; gross margin 38.8%; operating margin 9.6%; net income $338 millionQ3 business outlook at mid-point: net revenues up about 15.3% Q/Q and gross margin of about 37.5%Geneva, July 29, 2019 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, reported U.S. GAAP financial results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2019. This press release also contains non-U.S. GAAP measures (see Appendix for additional information).ST reported second quarter net revenues of $2.17 billion, gross margin of 38.2%, operating margin of 9.0%, and net income of $160 million or $0.18 diluted earnings per share.Jean-Marc Chery, STMicroelectronics President & CEO, commented:·         “As planned, in the second quarter we returned to sequential revenue growth. In fact, revenues increased 4.7%, above the mid-…

Mouser IOT Roadshow 2019 Concludes With a Housefull Bangalore Event

Engineers thronged the event resulting in a hall bursting at the seams with electronics engineers passionate about IoT in general, and Smart Cities, Factories & Energy in particular. Bangalore, 26 July 2019 — Mouser Electronics, Inc, today concluded its 6-city roadshow with a grand event at Taj, MG Road, Bangalore. The Mouser IoT Technical Roadshow […]The post Mouser IOT Roadshow 2019 Concludes With a Housefull Bangalore Event appeared first on Electronics For You.

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Real-Time Face Detection and Recognition for Security Purposes

This article demonstrates real-time training, detection and recognition of a human face with OpenCV using the Eigenface algorithm. There are various biometric security methodologies including iris detection, voice, gesture and face recognition, and others. Among these, face recognition plays a vital role and is one of the emerging technologies for security applications. To begin with, […]The post Real-Time Face Detection and Recognition for Security Purposes appeared first on Electronics For You.

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