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If you have owned any kind of battery-powered device in the last decade (maybe more), you have probably glanced at and asked yourself, "how many bars you have left." In other words, your were peeking at your battery fuel gauge.  It's one of those devices that you can take for granted (for years), without stopping to think that someone designed that battery fuel gauge. So, my question is, are you ready to design a battery fuel gauge?   You maybe be a maker and don't feel the need to de ...
I think if you were to ask the man or woman on the street, What do Engineers Do?, you would get a pause and then the standard responses of "build skyscrapers, operate trains, fix furnaces or make phones work." In other words, they don't really know what engineers actually do in a substantive way.   Looking back in my life, I recall many years ago when I was in that line of work, I told people where I went to do my work. Here's a few: I recall going to work at a gold mine in Winnemucca, Nev ...
Welcome to All Parents and K-12 Teachers to the element14 RoadTest Program!   The element14 RoadTest & Reviews program has traditionally been an engineering-product program where free products are given to element14.com community members in exchange for a detailed review or project that incorporates the product. But over the past year (2018), we have expanded the program to include more STEM products that could be used in the classroom by K-12 teachers, or in the home where parents and ...
I have a long held secret that I have never revealed to anyone. But I'm ready to announce it now. (Let the drums roll!) Here it is:   I have always wanted to be an astronaut.   Phew! I finally got that off my chest. Take a deep breath, Randall. (Now I can relax.)   I grew up in rural Wisconsin during the days of the Mercury and Gemini space programs. As a boy, I was inspired by these early astronauts and I felt space was the greatest adventure of a lifetime. Growing up with the ...
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What is a RoadTestPlus?

Posted by rscasny element14 Team May 21, 2018
A RoadTest is a product review where a supplier provides a product at no charge in return for a review or project-build by the reviewer. Products offered for RoadTests are usually a development board, small board computer, or a piece of test equipment. Other than general knowledge about the product or technology, all members of the element14 community are eligible to apply and compete to be official Roadtesters. But what happens when the product requires specialized knowledge or requires a uniqu ...
This is a new survey from one of our suppliers regarding test and measurement equipment. Its purpose is to learn more about the suppliers you would consider working with.   The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.   All qualified participants who complete the survey will be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Amazon e-Gift Card.   Please be assured that we treat any information you provide as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, used only in combination with answers from other respon ...
It's Sunday morning and I'm catching up on things that I don't always get a chance to do during office hours where I'm in meetings, on the phone, answering questions, etc.   This morning I sent follow up emails to RoadTest winners who have not posted Reviews.   Of the 12 emails I sent, 11 were to RoadTester winners who stopped logging into element14 about one month after their respective RoadTest enrollments closed. The 12th stop logging in a few months after.   The reason for ...
I'd like to thank all the RoadTester for Elegant and Robust Capacitive Touch Interfaces. I appreciate your efforts. You have provided a lot of value to our community members who are interested in Cap Touch technology. Workshopshed dwinhold clem57 ...

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