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  Seeing new projects and innovative hacks is one of the things I love most about being an engineer. Making things work and building systems from scratch, such as this frequency counter, is the type of small project that can build a lot of motivation and inspiration in yourself and others. The theory of this project is straightforward, read input, display output. However, the complex ingenuity that it takes to create such a project separates the engineers and scientists from the everyday m ...
Sidewinder palmtop base stations (via Cambridge Consultants Limited)   Although iPhones and many other phones do not have NFC capabilities they may soon be able to make similar transactions like paying for purchases, among other things, by extracting information straight from the phone's SIM card. This could happen thanks to a mobile base station that has been developed by UK’s Cambridge Consultants Limited (CCL). This small-cell base station is just 92mm x 80mm but provides the same ...
Hummingbird dev board (via Brainbird Technologies)   Brainbird Technologies is helping to motivate kids everywhere about the interesting and exciting opportunities science offers. The Hummingbird, a small do-it-yourself microcontroller, is aimed at kids in grades 5-7 and is hoping to spark an interest in science with kids while still at a young age. Furthermore, Tom Lauwers, robot design chief of Birdbrain, even went on to describe the device as a pre-Arduino.     The unit is s ...

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