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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Video: Dyson cleans up with testing

Okay, it’s just a promotional video for Dyson – who are looking for new engineering recruits, by the way, if you have itchy feet in your current job – but it is still interesting to see the automated testing setups they employ. [via Daily Telegraph…

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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: Flex testing iPad 2 screens

Don’t try this at home, is the first thing to say, even if you could afford to do it! And I don’t like to see him, riskily, trying to break the glass by hand. But anyhoo, this is a very striking display of the screen improvements from the…

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Lego robots user-test Kno tablets

How do we test touch on our LED screens?By building a Lego robot of course.Thus begins an interesting video from Kno, looking behind the scenes at the Product Design team of the tablet maker. The company uses a couple of Logo roots in its “accelerated life test apparatus…

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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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