Showing posts with label Product-System-Design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Product-System-Design. Show all posts

Friday, February 05, 2016

Mechatronics a Montage of All Engineering

I once knew a dogbert, i will not name him. Yet his words resonated as true again and again. Once when someone asked him .. "Where the highest value can be created, in an engineered product?". He reveled a profound secret, that is only discussed in whispers in the backrooms of high-tech upstarts. I will attempt to phrase it in a more concise manner.

"When the raw materials transform into an Engineered product, the highest engineering value is both in the manufacturing process machinery and the manufactured product; If and only if, that product has mechanical, electrical, electronic and computing elements in its composition." - This was Mechatronics?

In essence it appeared to be a CNC machine, but not exactly, CNC too and much more. Robotics is a pinnacle of this collage. Then an Intelligent Embedded Control System with sensors, switches, tachos, drives and motor a part of Mechatronics. Looks like control engineering, a sub-section of mechatronics too. Control engineering is also an independent science. Can't leave out Intelligent machinery and Complex Gadgets.

Without chemical, component and materials engineering all the above cannot materialize. They create the inputs and technologies to the systems above.

Finally two examples for Mechatronic Marvels - One the Lone Martian called Rover (like Wall-E) and the Ultra Busy HardDisk HDD in your own Computer.

Mechatronics a Montage of All Engineering

Related Sciences

Systems Engineering - Managing and Integrating a Large Engineered System Solution. Includes Process, Project, Time, Work-flow, Co-ordination and Communication. (Means .. many Crimson Ties and a lot of Meetings ;-)

Mems - Micro, Electronic/Electrical, Mechanical Systems. Start Reading in detail about it, but never skip Lunch. -
  1. Mechatronics Tutorial Information
  2. Mechatronics - National Instruments
  3. Mechatronics Resources
  4. Mechatronic Tips
  5. Mechatronics - Sun Equipment Corporation
  6. Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
  7. University of Wisconsin - Madison : Mechatronics Lab

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Williamson Labs and The Laws of Glen

These are simple and easy for learning, it is oriented towards practical electronics. It has a rich experience of Glen, who has seen the real electronics engineering as it evolved.

Tutorials for Electronics - Williamson Labs

Engineer under Construction 

School Should Emulate Industry: - The Project Oriented Approach: Enables the Learn by Doing Paradigm.

Engineer under Construction

Glen is like the Murphy for Electronics Engineering. There has be a "Laws of Glen" one can digest and precipitate from his valuable writings.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Strippenstrolch - Elektronikbasteln

"Strippenstrolch" is thus a pitch name for "electricians". here you can also see a innovative project that combines rainwater harvesting and a solar energy operated pump to flush toilets.

(This site is important for all Design Engineers, here you can see the thought process of a born designer.)

Strippenstrolch - Elektronikbasteln
 
LED Lighting Projects, Learn Electronics, Basic Circuits and how they work. All in German.



"In Germany one finds this designation now and then for an electrician on the work. Particularly in the winter, if it is still dark in the morning, one often sees "Strippenstrolche" with its building lamp on the building site:"

Solar Pump

Combination of Rain and Sun Harvesting
 
"The inspiration for a self-sufficient toilet flush was now close at hand: I thought at first to work with a power supply that provides me the 12V to the pump. But as a power supply would idle constantly consume energy, I rejected this solution. I have long experimented with solar power, so I decided, now a solar system for our toilets to build. On the flat roof of our garage I installed two 12V - 55Wp - solar - modules (Conrad Electronics). This I switched in parallel."

"As a solar storage currently serves an ordinary car battery 45Ah (later 3 pieces with a total of 135 Ah). The charging control acquires an 8A charge controller (Conrad). So all very simple."

Friday, February 17, 2012

World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO

WIPO's Summer Schools, held in several locations worldwide.

"Industrial designs, also referred to simply as designs, concern the ornamental or aesthetic aspects of products. Industrial Designs are a type of industrial property, protected by intellectual property rights."

Related Reading

Friday, August 05, 2011

Technical Writing and Support

Proper documentation of product after design include Engineering Documentation, Production and Purchasing Inputs, Service Manuals, Operator Manual, Quick Reference Cards. Charts and Tech Catalogs.

There are more important documentation before you start planning product design. These impact everything else, but we should not get stuck up on Red Tape.

Docs, Notes and Logging are essential and need to be simple. ISO 9000/Agilent - "Document what you do. Do what you document."

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

ThingM - Product and Interface Design

Design and manufacture ubiquitous computing products that combine user experience design expertise with a deep knowledge of cutting-edge technologies. Here, networked electronics meet user experience design in products for everyday problem solving...

ThingM - Product and Interface Design

>BlinkM MaxM

BlinkM MaxM, is BlinkMs bigger, crazy sibling. It's an intensely-bright smart LED that comes as a package of two components, a control module (MaxM Master) and a daughter board with three ultrabright LEDs (MaxM Blaster).

Tod E. Kurt co-founder ThingM

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Luciani.org - EDA and Design Notes

Noise Measurement - To accurately measure noise (or high frequency signals) with your oscilloscope it is necessary to reduce the radiated noise that is coupled to your probe.
Luciani.org - EDA and Design Notes
The gEDA project is a set of tools for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production. The PCB project contains a tool for printed circuit board layout.

Luciani.org - EDA and Design Notes

Breadboard Basics from Luciani
John Luciani explains how to prototype a circuit to try out a concept.