Tech news tagged ‘Wonderland’

An Engineer in Wonderland – Look what Santa* brought me

Some nice people at Cree (*ok, not Santa) spotted my non-too-successful attempt to make a useful +/-4° LED headlight recently and took pity on me.

Apparently the guys in the lab had a hunt around, and the result was that a box of bits dropped onto the Electronics…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – Motor treasure

I have been having great fun messing about with motors. A friend of mine has a new lathe. Actually, it is an old lathe, a Mark 1 Master from Colchester.  It weighs half a tonne (or half a ton as it is of such vintage?) and replaces an even more…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – Supercap guy replies

From Pierre Mars of CAP-XX Just responding to your comment in the blog An Engineer in Wonderland – Energy harvesting and supercapacitors. You are quite right, the final circuit would need 2 x MAX9015, you can’t use both op amps in the dual version MAX9107. Since then I have…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – Nature isn’t always elegant

Last year, I bought two venus fly traps, one for a friend and one for me. We fell to discussing how this insect eating plant avoids eating the insects that it relies on for pollination.  We speculated that the traps would close up during the ‘mating’ season. We speculated that…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – Thinking microfluidics

The University of Michigan has a rather nice video of its lab-on-a-chip in operation. The remarkable thing about this hydraulic circuit is that it generates is own control signals, there are no external signal inputs – so it is less a collection of tubes and more a self…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – Tin opener obsession?

Always nice to see a thoughtful piece of design, wherever you find it. I came across another neat tin-opener this weekend – the first was the classic P-38. This one seems to be designed with safety in mind as it cuts through the thick part of the rim and…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – Jewel of an engine

Sent in by a reader, there is a marvelous internal combustion engine to be seen over on TechEBlog. http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/mechanic-builds-smallest-inline-4-engine-ever Claimed to be the smallest in-line four yet, it sounds delightful. ‘Alice’ Respond below, or to…

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