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The Launch of World's first miniature high-frame-rate Clarity 800 Camera Announced by Bexel

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Bexel

As a part of its specialty camera initiative, Bexel announced the launch of Clarity 800, a custom-built camera that is the world's first miniature, high-frame-rate (HFR) point-of view camera for live production. Building on Bexel and Camera Corps' unrivaled experience of using specialty cameras in live broadcast, the company developed the standard-setting Clarity 800 camera system to meet sports and event producers' increasing demand for high-quality, real-time HFR video.

The Clarity 800 offers HFR processing in HD up to 8x (480 fps) and 1080p for superior quality and can handle all video formats, including 1080i and 720p. The camera delivers complete camera functionality in a form factor that is only 4.7 inches high, 2.56 inches wide, and 1 inch thick. 

World's First Miniature Piezoelectric MEMS Actuators to be Produced by STMicroelectronics and USound

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STMicroelectronics

World's First Miniature Piezoelectric MEMS Actuators to be Produced by STMicroelectronics and USoundSTMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and USound GmbH, an innovative and fast-growing audio company, today announced their collaboration on the industrialization and production of the world's first miniature piezoelectric MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) actuators for smart audio systems in portable devices.

The patented micro-speaker technology from USound aims to replace commonly used balanced-armature and electrodynamic receivers for handsets with a small piezo-MEMS actuator. Manufactured using ST's industry-leading thin-film piezo-electric (TFP) technology, these actuators will improve scalability and cost while assuring lower power consumption and heat dissipation in hearables and smartphones devices, without compromising audio quality.

IR Remote Controlled RGB Bulb using Arduino

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AM Bhatt

IR remote controlled RGB bulb using ArduinoArduino can be used to vary different colors in RGB bulb (LED). We know Arduino can vary the intensity of LED using its analog outputs by generating PWM. The RGB bulb has 3 internal LEDs – red, green and blue. The Arduino varies the intensity of all three red, green and blue LED and thus it gives different mixtures of these three colors and generates different colors like CYAN, PINK, YELLOW, MAGENTA, WHITE etc. By varying the intensity of all three LEDs from minimum to maximum we can have many numbers of color combinations- means different colors.

The given project demonstrates how to turn ON/OFF or vary colors of RGB bulb using any IR remote (like TV, DVD, AC, STB etc) with the help of Arduino. The project uses a normal set top box (STB) IR remote, TSOP IR sensor and Arduino UNO board.

10 Inspirational Movies Based on True Events for Every Tech Enthusiast

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Neha Rastogi

10 Inspirational Movies Based on True Events for Every Tech EnthusiastSince a very long time, the entertainment industry has been playing a major role in getting people close to Science, mainly through Sci-fi flicks and TV shows. However, apart from the Sci-fi subjects, there have been a lot of movies based on the true events of Scientists, Engineers or other reputed personalities that have left a big impact on the audience. Such creations not only impart knowledge but also inspire us as to how we can overcome the challenges and keep on working towards our goals with full conviction.

Here, we have compiled a list of such movies that will give you an insightful picture of Science and Technology while conveying valuable life lessons. Let’s have a quick glance at the compilation of movies that every tech enthusiast must watch

Atmega 32u4 Based USB EEPROM Reader (Part 19/25)

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Amanpreet Singh

Atmega 32u4 Based USB EEPROM ReaderExternal memories are frequently used to store and carry computer data. The USB flash drives are quite common nowadays. This project is an attempt to demonstrate making of USB storage devices. The project converts an external EEPROM which basically has I2C interface to an USB device. The project actually works like a protocol changer between I2C and USB standards. The external EEPROM used in the project is AT24C512 which has 512 Kb memory space.

In this project a desktop application written in Python will be used to write, read and erase data from the EEPROM. The 8-bit USB AVR - Atmega 32u4 will be used as the controller chip on the device to accept control instructions from the host computer according to USB protocol and implement the data control operations on EEPROM through I2C protocol. 

Electricity Anti-Theft System - Over Loading Detection and Automatic Shut Down

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Pawan Kumar

Electricity Anti-theft System Block DiagramElectricity theft is a common problem. Due to electricity theft, not only there are losses to the revenue of the government but over loading and damage to the transformers is an unwanted consequence of the theft as well. 

The project demonstrated here is to show the mechanism of electricity anti-theft system. A pack of parallel connected bulbs is used as load while the programmable circuit operating the supply controlling relay is based on Arduino. The principle used behind detecting overloading is voltage comparison and an additional buzzer circuit is attached to the project to alert electricity theft in the locality. The buzzer mechanism has been added to alert people of electricity theft and demoralize the mischievous elements.

Driving Toward a Greener Future

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The road to zero-emission vehicles is paved with semiconductors. But the automobile is not a friendly environment: ICs face extreme voltages, currents, temperatures and vibration. Further, electric propulsion needs a battery rated in hundreds of volts, which challenges semiconductor materials, processes, designs, packages, and qualification. Managing the batteries of hybrids and full electric vehicles is a key area for innovative high-voltage technologies. Read more about it in the white paper ]]>“Driving the green revolution in transportation.”]]>

Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality: a Comparative Analysis

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Neha Rastogi

Virtual Reality vs. Augmented RealityThe lives we lead today would never have been the same without technology. It’s quite evident that machines and gadgets play a crucial role in our day-to-day activities and hence it is important to understand the concept of these technological innovations before we interact with them. We all know that both augmented reality and virtual reality offer an amazing gaming experience but there’s a lot more than that.

Both these technologies incorporate a common element of 3D images thereby indulging the user in a world which is unreal but still seems to be real. Besides, the media attention and market growth have been equally favourable for the two. A novice user may think of these as the same thing but technically there is a lot of difference. 

3D Printing Processes - Powder Bed Fusion (Part 5/8)

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Nikhil A

SHS 3D Printer - Blue PrinterThe Powder Bed Fusion is another powder based 3D printing technique. Unlike the binder jet 3D printing that uses a binder liquid to glue together building material's particles, in powder bed fusion techniques, the particles of building material for 3D part are fused together by the application of heat or electron beam.

All the PBF techniques are similar in operation except that the method of fusing the powder material differs in them. In Selective Laser Sintering, a laser head is used to project high power laser beam on the powder material to melt the particles and fuse them together.

DIY Motion Deactivated Loading Wheel

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Shalini Verma

Instructables, in this tutorial, has made a cool wearable device that activate lights when you stop moving and assoon as you move, the lights turn off. So basically, this project brings Loading Wheel to real-life. For this project, all you need is access to a laser cutter, Acrylic Clear, 1/8 "Acrylic Black, NeoPixel Ring from Adafruit, or individually addressable RGB LED, Accelerometer, analog, Gemma or any small Micro controller with at least 1 Digital Pin and 1 Analog Pin, Small Lipo Battery and some wires and screws.

Here the front Disk acts as Black Arctic and for light diffuser, 1/4" Clear Acrylic is required and same for neopixel Ring Holder. For Electronic Housing, we need two 1/4" Clear Acrylic and for Back Cover, a Black Arctic is required. Assure that the NeoPixel Ring fits tightly. Now, take a sandpaper or a sandblaster to blast the surface of light diffuser.