This Man-Made Lightsaber Re-Creates Epic Jedi Stunt from Star Wars Episode I

This Man-Made Lightsaber Re-Creates Epic Jedi Stunt from Star Wars Episode I

 Star Wars fan, raise your hand if you’ve ever pretended to use a lightsaber. (If you’re not raising your hand, we don’t believe you.) Star Wars’ recently released the trailer for their much-anticipated movie about Han Solo’s backstory. While Solo is a fan-favorite, he only briefly (and clumsily) donned a lightsaber during his adventures with Luke. That has us …

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Grown-Up Hot Wheels Track Goes Out the Window and Through the Garden

This ultimate Hot Wheels track makes all of us want to pull out our old Hot Wheels collection and start building. At 141 feet, the track starts from inside the apartment building, curves out the window, and speeds through the garden at an average speed of 3.8 miles per hour. The car takes 25 seconds to finish the track, but …

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ABB Powers the World’s Steepest Funicular Railway in the Swiss Alps

After 14 years of planning and building, the Swiss government and ABB unveiled the world’s steepest funicular railway in December, replacing the funicular that had been in operation since 1933. The railway stretches 1,720 meters up into the Alpine mountain range to reach Stoos, a car-free village sitting at 1,300 meters (4,300 feet) above sea level. The incline travels nearly …

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DESTACO use Virtual Reality to Design and Simulate Projects Before They Build

DESTACO use Virtual Reality to Design and Simulate Projects Before They Build

Virtual reality goggles and two handheld controllers can assist the design process tremendously, as part of DESTACO’s new Accelerate Digital Solutions System with its Vision Virtual Reality build tool. When placing the goggles on, the customer is transformed to a virtual manufacturing world, where they can place their parts and build their models digitally, in a matter of minutes. The …

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Australian Primary School Students Engineer a Robot Orca to Scare Off Sharks

Australian Primary School Students Engineer a Robot Orca to Scare Off Sharks

  They’ve designed a plan, which they refer to as Ocean’s Angel, that is constructed to look and act like an orca to deter sharks from human swimmers. They chose the orca because it’s the sharks only predator. The orcas will be controlled through GPS and the technology found in driver-less cars. One interesting innovation is that the orcas will …

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Know your PARTsolutions team: Derek Lorati

  Tell us about your role at CADENAS PARTsolutions?   Helping companies differentiate themselves by improving their “Digital Customer Experience” What are some of the day to day challenges of your job?  Getting the time to educate & show our value What is your favorite part of your job?  Working in a variety of different industries Where did you grow up …

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60 Years of CAD Infographic: The History of CAD since 1957

60 Years of CAD Infographic: The History of CAD since 1957

Infographic : Alexis Barnhorn / Content Research: Laura Caudill 60 Years ago the “Father of CAD,” Dr. Patrick Hanratty created the first numerical control system, which would later become Computer Aided Design or CAD. The precision, versatility and edit-ability of CAD designs revolutionized the engineering, architecture and manufacturing landscape. The importance of CAD cannot be understated. Download the Full-Size PDF While …

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