cantfixstupid

You Can Fix Stupid

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ron White has famously said “You Can’t Fix Stupid”.  And he’s right, of course.  We all do stuff that’s a little crazy and generally, we live longe enough…

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HuMan in the Machine

Sunday, March 8, 2015

What is it that is so special about the act of creation?  Mankind has the special gift to be able to create tools, and especially in the mechatronics…

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DMGMori

3D Printing

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The press continues to cover, dare I say, saturate the media with stories about the emergence of 3D printing.  While the technology is extremely important, there is also a…

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MiP

Tech

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Technology is everywhere.  Better get used to it.  Especially in the presence of high powered processors under $1 and System-on-Chip solutions that can cost as little as $10….

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Edison

Processors Everywhere

Sunday, February 8, 2015

In a world where compute capability continues to increase and costs continue to decrease, it’s hard to predict where the progression takes the industrial controls field.  The latest…

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alan

Time and Turing

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Alan Turing’s genius as a mathematician was recognized in his day for his ability to solve the most sophisticated encryption algorithms of the Second World War.  The team…

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O&G

Energy and the Balance of Power

Sunday, January 4, 2015

  In modern times the backbone of the industrialized world is energy. While electricity is the dominant form of energy for manufacturing, the dominant form of energy in…

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man and machine

Man and Machines

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Machines are systems that convert energy and do work.  Machines come in large classes that can be sorted by industry and activity.  Transportation systems such as cars, trains,…

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T3

Rise of the Machines?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Artificial Intelligence is a major software technology that has been under development for decades.  As with many forms of technology, the current hype around artificial intelligence doesn’t really…

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motor

Electric Motor Application

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The electric motor is all about creating an inexpensive conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy possible.  Being the “cheapest” often overrules being the “most cost effective” or…

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