Friday, September 22, 2017

EEVblog #1025 – Minute Physics + Bill Nye Promoting Rayton Solar

A response to Minute Physics’s latest video promoting the Rayton Solar equity crowd funding campaign.
Dave looks at Rayton Solar and it’s investment risk and practical viability and asks the question, should Minute Physics have promoted this? And they roped in Bill Nye too!
Let me know what you think, did Minute Physics cross a line in doing a paid promotion of a risky commercial equity crowd funding campaign?

Forum HERE

A blog post on details of the Rayton Solar campaign

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/09/22/eevblog-1025-minute-physics-bill-nye-promoting-rayton-solar/


EEVblog #b10000000000 – 1K Micro Magic

What can you fit in 1K words of microcontroller program memory?
Dave takes a look at two old projects of his published in Electronics Australia magazine using a PIC 16F84 with 1K of program memory.
Will the assembly language code still compile first go in MPLABX after 18 years?

Assembler Code Download

Forum HERE

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/09/22/eevblog-b10000000000-1k-micro-magic/


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How to use high-speed imaging technology in inspection applications

In a free webcast on October 11, Perry West, President, Automated Vision Systems, Inc. discusses challenges presented by high-speed inspection and techniques and components available to meet these challenges.  He will also describe how to reframe the inspection requirement, how to select optics, lighting, cameras, software, and the image processor.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/09/how-to-use-high-speed-imaging-technology-in-inspection-applications.html


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Accelerate Industry 4.0 Day announced by Advantech

On October 26, Advantech will host “Accelerate Industry 4.0 Solution Day,” at its Silicon Valley offices, where Industry 4.0 experts will gather and discuss the latest in the Industrial Internet of Things, automation, and artificial intelligence technologies and trends.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/09/accelerate-industry-4-0-day-announced-by-advantech.html


Machine vision controller from Neousys features Intel processor and vision-specific I/O

Featuring an Intel 6th Gen Core i7/i5 processor paired with Intel Q170 Platform Controller Hub, the Vision Systems Design Innovators Award-winning Nuvis-5306RT machine vision controller from Neousys is designed specifically for machine vision applications.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/09/machine-vision-controller-from-neousys-features-intel-processor-and-vision-specific-i-o.html


Monday, September 18, 2017

Hyperspectral imaging company Specim receives €3.5 million investment

Spectral Imaging Ltd., or Specim, has received a €3.5 million investment from Bocap SME Achievers Fund II Ky, with an aim at doubling its current €10 million revenues by 2020.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/09/hyperspectral-imaging-company-specim-receives-3-5-million-investment.html


Fixed focal length lenses from Edmund Optics feature compact, ruggedized design

TECHSPEC Compact ruggedized (CR) Series fixed focal length lenses from Edmund Optics are designed to maintain optical pointing and positioning in harsh environments that involve vibration, shock, and changing temperatures.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/09/fixed-focal-length-lenses-from-edmund-optics-feature-compact-ruggedized-design.html