Figure 1: Powered LCD screen of a Sony Ericsson S500i at 200x magnification. Liquid crystal display (LCD) screens are omnipresent in our technologically saturated lives. Having largely displaced the older CRT screens, LCDs make up a large portion of the digital imaging we see all around us. They are present in everything from our ubiquitous [...]
Figure 1: Allesandro Volta We’ve been taking a break from hard-hitting mechanical engineering and materials science blogs with some pieces on the Italian masters of science, mathematics and engineering in the 16-19th centuries. I’ve previously explored the lives and contributions of Evangelista Torricelli, Giovanni Venturi and Giovanni Cassini. For this blog, I’m focusing on Alessandro Volta, who helped revolutionize [...]
Figure 1: Mars Exploration Rover By NASA/JPL/Cornell University, Maas Digital LLC [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Depending on which Facebook pages or Twitter feeds you follow, some of you may have caught wind that Opportunity (Mars Exploration Rover B, Figure 1) recently passed its twelfth anniversary of its landing on the red planet. Opportunity’s ongoing [...]
An article on pressure transducers used in semiconductor fabs and semiconductor equipment.
Fail safe hardware interlocks in semiconductor processing equipment.
Tester-Prober Interfaces: Direct Probe and System Interface Implications
Tester-Prober Interfaces: The Move to Direct Probe.
Consulting engineers and Hollywood share a common bond in breathing new life into projects.
A consulting EE's thoughts on why 3D printing will work in zero gravity. Potential advantages of 3D printing in space.
First attempt in 3D printing by a consulting electrical engineer.