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The Structure Sensor is the first 3D sensor for mobile devices

The Structure Sensor is the first 3D sensor for mobile devices
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The Laboratory for Social Machines | Emotiv - Brain Computer Interface Technology View Report Yamaha 3-Axis Geomagnetic Compass test Yamaha 3-Axis Geomagnetic Compass The new 3-axis Geomagnetic Sensor from Yamaha for consumer applications used in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone. More than 6 years after the release of its first electronic Compass for consumer applications, Yamaha has released its third 3-Axis geomagnetic sensor. In a market largely dominated by AKM, Yamaha has launched its new very small eCompass YAS532B, 1.46mm x 1.46mm, based on a GMR principle. The manufacturing process combines GMR deposition and surface micromachining , allowing to measure the 3-axis with one die. Manufactured in a fully depreciated manufacturing facility, the YAS532B is very cheap. The YAS532B integrates an ingenious magnetic concentrator. This report provides a complete teardown of the 3-axis Geomagnetic Compass with: • Detailed photos • Material analysis • Schematic assembly description • Manufacturing Process Flow • In-depth manufacturing cost analysis • Supply chain evaluation • Selling price estimation

Taiwanese Company Kinpo Offers $499 3D Printer Taiwanese electronics giant Kinpo Group is getting into the 3D printer manufacturing game with the da Vinci. The corporation, which employs over 25,000 people, will offer the printer through its newly created subsidiary, XYZ Printing. At just $499, the company says the desktop 3D printer was created for the curious or hobbyist maker/designer. "The da Vinci 1.0 3D printer will revolutionize the way you live," the company's promotional page states. The Da Vinci has a single nozzle print head with a .4 mm diameter, designed to work with 1.75 mm ABS filament. It is compatible Windows XP (Net 4.0 required), Windows 7+ and Mac OSX 10.8 64-bit +, and connects to your computer through a USB 2.0 port. XYZ Printing will begin shipping the da Vinci to the United States, Europe and Japan during the first quarter of 2014 and hopes to sell 1 million units in the next three years. Have you heard about the 3D Printer World Expo?

PLoS - Public Library of Science & Medicine Artist Manipulates 48 Pools Of Water With Her Mind by Beckett Mufson “Brain power” takes on a literal meaning when it comes to EEG painting, mind-responsive furniture, and the workof Lisa Park. Park combines EEG scanning with speakers and pools of water to visualize her thoughts andemotions. Last year, she exposed her brain patterns to the world with Eunoia, in which she placed five water-filled metal plates atop speakers designed to respond to her real-time brain data. In that project, Park sorted the data into five emotions—sadness, anger, desire, happiness, and hatred, one per plate. Eunoia II is outfitted with 48 vibration pools, inspired by the 48 emotions philosopher Baruch Spinoza outlined in his book, Ethica, like frustration, excitement, engagement, and meditation. “I started working with biosensors especially EEG headset, because I questioned “how can I take this invisibleenergy and emotions and make it visible?” Images taken from Lisa Park’s Eunoia II Are you on “Tsu” yet? Credit:

Silicon MIC-Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd.- electret microphone,micro speaker,receiver Technologies Contact Us Tel:86-536-2283666-977 Fax:86-536-2283006 Address:No.68 FengShan Road,FangZi Development Zone,WeiFang,ShanDong,China Silicon MIC Copyright © 2012 ICP:10035175 Tech Support:Vlong E-commerce Engineering For Change Webinar Series E-Traces: Ballet Slippers That Make Drawings From The Dancer’s Movements If you’re like me, then you may have been accused of dispensing some questionable moves in the vicinity of the dance floor. I’ve always maintained that my critics simply couldn’t grasp the subtlety of my particular style of physical expression, and now I just may have a means of illustrating my point with an ingenious piece of wearable electronics by designer Lesia Trubat González called E-Traces. The concept of Electronic Traces is based on capturing dance movements and transforming them into visual sensations through the use of new technologies. To do this we focused on the ballet shoes themselves, which through the contact with the ground, and thanks to Lilypad Arduino technology, record the pressure and movement of the dancer’s feet and send a signal to an electronic device. As you can see in the video, E-Traces is a new way of creating stunningly elegant marks, which are almost reminiscent of calligraphy. [via Prosthetic Knowledge]

Develops High-Speed Multichannel Optical Switch Based on MEMS Mirrors Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.Fujitsu Limited Tokyo, September 29, 2003 — Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of an 80-channel optical communications switch that adopts MEMS (micro electro-mechanical system) (1)mirrors (see figure 1). The new device achieves a switching speed of one millisecond, the fastest of any multi-channel optical switch to date. The new switch is expected to enable the development of the optical cross-connect systems essential for next-generation optical transmission networks. Details of the technology used in this switch were presented at ECOC-IOOC 2003 (European Conference on Optical Communication/International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fibre Communication), held in Rimini, Italy starting September 21. Background About the Technology Fujitsu's development depends on MEMS mirrors to bounce light beams. 1. 2. Glossary Devices that integrate electrical circuitry and mechanical structures. About Fujitsu

MonkeyLearn - Text Mining Toolkit NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You're Free To Use Them Space is the place. Again. And SoundCloud is now a place you can find sounds from the US government space agency, NASA. In addition to the requisite vocal clips (“Houston, we’ve had a problem” and “The Eagle has landed”), you get a lot more. There are rocket sounds, the chirps of satellites and equipment, lightning on Jupiter, interstellar plasma and radio emissions. Many of these sounds were available before; I’ve actually used a number of them in my own music. Another thing: you’re free to use all of these sounds as you wish, because NASA’s own audio isn’t copyrighted. Let the space remixing begin. European Space Agency, your move. Update: ESA has started posting downloadable sounds on SoundCloud! Have you made music with space sounds? More Sounds Want more? It’s slower to browse, but there’s an even bigger library on NASA Audio Collection It gets weird. The University of Iowa has a selection of space sounds:Space Audio Comments 1. 2.

MEMS-Based Sensor Technology Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) are Freescale's enabling technology for acceleration and pressure sensors. MEMSbased sensor products provide an interface that can sense, process and/or control the surrounding environment. Freescale's MEMS-based sensors are a class of devices that builds very small electrical and mechanical components on a single chip. Benefits of MEMS: Low Cost Low Power Miniaturization High Performance Integration Freescale's Leadership Position Freescale Semiconductor has been developing MEMS-based sensors for almost 30 years. Applications MEMS-based sensors are a crucial component in automotive electronics, medical equipment, smart portable electronics such as cell phones, PDAs, and hard disk drives, computer peripherals, and wireless devices. HARMEMS Technology Freescale's next-generation high aspect ratio micro-electromechanical systems (HARMEMS) technology is a proven technology for airbag sensing applications. Return to Top MEMS Surface Micromachining