Circuit Shorts http://machinedesign.com/blog/23140/feed en How NOT to videotape a training demonstration http://machinedesign.com/blog/how-not-videotape-training-demonstration <div class="node-body blog-body">When producing a training video, it's always a good idea to plan your demonstrations ahead of actual taping. 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The Silicon Valley startup recently demonstrated their method of giving buttons to the buttonless. A series of fluid channels fill a membrane over a touch screen forming a raised button where the user would press. This CBS News ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/circuit-shorts">Circuit Shorts</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/button-button-whos-got-button" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/button-button-whos-got-button#comments 99999: Untagged Circuit Shorts Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:22:26 +0000 22617 at http://machinedesign.com Otto korect... http://machinedesign.com/blog/otto-korect <div class="node-body blog-body">I was just reading an article in the NYTimes about the furor in the blogosphere over "autocorrected" words. You know what I mean. 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At first glance, these profiteers (I really can't use the term marketers) claim either they're supplying the exact item specified, ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/circuit-shorts">Circuit Shorts</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/threat-counterfeit-cables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/threat-counterfeit-cables#comments 99999: Untagged Circuit Shorts Tue, 15 May 2012 00:19:08 +0000 23021 at http://machinedesign.com Torch Song http://machinedesign.com/blog/torch-song <div class="node-body blog-body">Those crazy interns at Waterloo Labs show us a hot time using a Ruben's Tube, a device using flames to illustrate standing waves. 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