UW Madison Robot to Accomplish Two-Handed Human Tasks

The specter of robots replacing humans might not be a thing yet. But people are working towards making them an efficient substitute to humans in several fields. Until this time, we knew about the one-armed robot being used in factories. Now, robots are planned to be used in domestic purposes. As house help or for taking care of elderly people or may be serving an injured. All of these would require a robot to have at least two arms.

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Zoom on ITAR, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations

International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or most commonly known as ITAR, is a set of government rules that control the import and export of Defence-related articles, services, and technology on the US Munitions List (USML). Quite heavy! Sounds more like something related to missiles and nuclear weapons but it has more to it. So, why am I talking about such a serious thing? What purpose does it serve in our PCB world? And most importantly, why should you be reading this?

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How Does Trace Width Calculation Impact PCB Design?

Yes, It may Ruin Your PCB In-house Party.

Traces within the PCB are used to connect various components to various connectors. These traces can be identified as continuous paths of copper that exist on the surface of a circuit board. The trace width becomes crucial as it directly impacts on the working of the PCB. Additionally, increasing electricity flowing through PCB traces produces an immense amount of heat. Monitoring trace widths also helps minimize the heat build-up that typically occurs on boards. The conductor width also determines the resistance of the traces that directly affect the electricity flow.

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Computer-Aided Manufacturing: The Superpower That Makes Things Real

Remember when your 5th-grade physics teacher told you about “work done”. That no matter how much you try, it’s not “work done” unless you have a displacement. So basically, there is no point in wasting your energy pushing a wall, unless you’re equipped with superpowers. Same is with your ideas and schematics. If you do not have the aid to implement them in the physical world, you’d better be pushing walls and hope them to move. Here we are going to talk about something that will make you capable of moving a wall. Continue reading “Computer-Aided Manufacturing: The Superpower That Makes Things Real”