Scienceprog has announced a giveaway contest where you can win an LPC2148 prototyping board. All you need to do is to write a couple forum posts to qualify. Forum activity is quite low right now, so your chances are big.
Think, where would you use this board…
It’s amazing how things have their own way of turning out, irrespective of how well you plan ahead for them. My business trips always tend to be great lessons about the importance of not assuming anything and preempting situations. My travel to Chicago for an all important client presentation about my company’s manufacturing capabilities proved to be no different, and I was soon struggling with troubles I’d not anticipated earlier.
Problem with my Drive
It was only a stroke of luck when I thought I’d go through my final edit in Chicago rather than waiting for reaching New York where the presentation was supposed to happen a week later. I had barely plugged my portable hard drive into the laptop through its cable when I noticed how it was taking longer than usual for the laptop to detect the drive.
My heart was in my mouth as the wait grew longer. It was only when a strange gurgling sound started coming out from the hard drive that I realized that trouble had struck. It was with a heart dripping with fear that I started looking for local listings of service centers that could inspect my hard drive, and if possible, get it working again. It was then that I first got to know about SalvageData, a premier data recovery service in Chicago. Continue reading
Hello embedds.com readers. Hope you had a great 2013. This is not a tradition to do last year review, but at some point this might be interesting to for me and for some of you. So lets do a quick look at what we have here.
First of all we currently have over 2480 post here in embedds.com. We also have collected over 1650
comments. Most of posts are reviews of embedded project found on internet. Short project reviews was the main goal of our site. We try to post at least one review per day and seems we are still keeping this promise. From the current point of view we see that many websites are doing something similar – they find something cool, make note about this on their blog and give a link to original source. We hope that reviews are not just website filler, but also benefit to some of you as quick categorized project database/look-up. When you run out of project ideas or need to find whats already done then why not to look at it. We also find this information quite useful for us so we are going to keep adding new ones same way.
In order to add more value to website we started new section – tutorials. Currently we are focusing on AVR tutorials and ARM Cortex tutorials. Also we are entering MSP430 area. All examples and code are tested and verified by us. So feel free to try and comment. Continue reading
Children of every age who have to come up with an original idea for a science project typically run into the same problem every year. In fact, to them, it probably seems as if someone has built or experimented with a portion of every idea they come up with for a project. For example:
- The erupting volcano with streaming lava? It’s been done.
- Build a flying saucer that proves UFOs are possible? That’s been done too.
- Make a potato light up a light bulb? You guessed it – that’s also been done– many times, in fact.
A New Science Project Using an Old Idea
It certainly does seem like students from previous years have built – or attempted to build – every idea you’ve had for a science project, doesn’t it? You should approach the problem a bit differently in this case – have you given any thought to:
· Recreating a previously built science project
· Recreating a previously built technological device
· Inventing something to solve an everyday problem
Inventions always make great science projects, especially if the invention solves a problem that people experience every day of their lives. Solving peoples’ problems is how many inventors become famous and make money. A number of scientists have become famous by recreating others’ ideas, or improving them as well. Have you given thought to this approach?
You could always recreate the volcano, but use different chemicals to crate the smoke and lava. Alternatively, you could create a flying saucer that isn’t saucer shaped. On the other hand, have you given thought to recreating older projects? For example, what do you think about recreating Adam?
No – not the movie with the title ‘Adam,’ but the ‘Adam” laser or, more specifically, the laser that some scientists have called the “granddaddy of all science projects.” Continue reading