Archive for May 2015

Distance measurement techniques

So, you want to measure the shape of an object, perform a 3D surface scan or conduct surface metrology tests. Google tells us there are many measurement methods to achieve these goals. Problem is, which one’s best for you? Non-Contact Distance Measurement Technologies article is a god overview to the non-contact measurement sensor technologies –

Maker movement and open hardware

The world is ours to make: The impact of the maker movement presented in several videos. Maker movement and open hardare are keys to many today’s hardware innovations.   What Is Open Source Hardware? Open Source Hardware Explained – EEVblog #195 Meet the Makers: Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries   WHY DO OPEN HARDWARE? –