In the month of August, we found our staff reading two books (surprisingly one in softcover and one e-book version). After much interrogation here are the titles, now you know what the pros are reading.
Title: Version Control with Subversion (2nd Edition)
Author: C.Michael Pilato, Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian W. Fitzpatrick
Title: jQuery Mobile Up and Running
Author: Maximiliano Firtman
We bought a couple of 3M Command Brand Damage-Free hanging crochets (Product number 17201C for Canada) for hanging some dry-erase whiteboards. Immediately noticed its design is different than regular Velcro, so a closer look is needed on the material and catching mechanism. Let’s magnify the strip and check it out!
The Mac version of Autodesk Inventor Fusion was officially released on 25 July, 2012, this technology preview is available to the public via a free download at the Mac App Store. We downloaded a copy and got it working in minutes. Wonderful product, here are some screenshots and our test notes. Let’s check it out!
The past couple of months, we formed a small team to support our technology research in electronics and R&D in Physical Computing. As many of you may know already, our R&D lab consists mainly developers and machinists, none of us owned a 300 in 1 electronics lab kit when we were young. In this blog, we will show you how some of us ramp up our EE knowledge and to compile a quick introduction to Electronics for our readers. It wont turn you into an overnight electronics engineer but hopefully, we will all learn something useful. So let’s get started.
Recently, we acquired some LED ring lights for our projects. These little gadgets arrived this week at our shop. We got a chance to check them out before passing them to product design. Let’s do a quick review, get them working and do a write up. Let’s go!
In this blog, we will provide a step by step walkthrough installation of ATMEL’s latest AVR Studio 5.1 installation onto a Windows 7 system. AVR Studio 5.1 is the latest stable release update available to public in Feb, 2012.
During spring cleaning last year, we found the JR G5000T Extreme Tail Lock Gyro from one of our helicopters quitted working. Since this is the only as well as the last JR brand gyroscope, we did not bother troubleshooting and replace it with a Futaba unit. Time went on and the G5000T sitting in our spare parts box marked “DEAD” until today.
Well, what about a teardown and learn about the design together?
Since December of 2010, it has been more than a year since Quest Corporation Japan acquired the Caliber line of RC helicopters from Kyosho. Binary Taskforce recently researched their business, product lines and recent activities. Presenting our findings in this blog, worldwide Caliber owners will get to know about this company and continue the support of this amazing model.
In this brand new month of January of 2012, BTF is all about reading on electronics and prototyping. Ever since our last minute power supply blog, we are hooked in electronics. During the holidays, we did some old hardware tear down (Yep, we will write a blog on Gyro tear down soon).
In this blog, we talk about a recent photography project turned into a power supply building frenzy.
New to us, the project involved some product photography work. With no experience, the team scrambled to assemble light box, staff brought in their own camera from home. While we thought we have everything ready, we noticed nowadays digital cameras do not come with AC power supply. This is absurd!