Made by Monkeys: Components & Products Testing

Racing driver ear-piece aids F1 safety research

It’s always great to get feedback, suggestions or tips from readers, so thanks to Michael M for flagging this one. He enjoyed the recent racing car simulator post, and added: “As an FYI, the FIA Journal, the newsletter of the FIA Institute, which seeks to develop and improve motor…

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Full-on testing at full-scale earthquake testing facility

Now this is what I call serious, large-scale testing. Check out this interesting article from our sister site New Scientist – Japan’s record-breaking quake shaking table. The seriousness and need for such testing is obvious, but it is an outstanding work of engineering. The base of the table…

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IBHS research centre tests wind and fire

As we’ve said before, ‘testing’ (or its absence) is a major underlying theme of Made By Monkeys, and test-related posts certainly prove popular. In this vein, I’ve only just come across the large-scale Research centre, of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). Opened…

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Video: Where Apple engineers and validates its wireless products

Given all the news about Apple and the performance of its wireless antennas, this is an interesting view behind the scenes of the company’s antenna design and test labs. According to the video, it is the place where Apple engineers and validates all its wireless products. Made up of…

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