Bluetooth vs Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth is a standard protocol for sending information wirelessly between nearby electronic devices. It isn’t the electronics themselves, but rather the rules that are followed by the little gadgets. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), is like a subset of rules that allows for very different types of wireless traffic. BLE made it possible for tiny sensors and circuits distributed all over a local area to report in information wirelessly over long periods of time without needing to new batteries or recharging.

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Price is Right: How to Price your Product

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Where does a price come from? Well, there are many answers to that. Some are rooted in logical analysis. Some seem to be plucked from the mist in a shaman’s sweat lodge because they just feel good. Some work. Some don’t. Use these tools and tips to help guide your during your pricing process, or try our free calculator.

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CNC Milling Process

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In one form or another, the CNC milling process is involved in the vast majority of tangible products in modern industrial manufacturing. While it only directly makes a small fraction of parts, it’s the most common method to create tooling, so it’s difficult to avoid altogether.

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Creativity | Unfiltered: Peltier Element

Peltier elements look like flat, usually square, plates with two wires extending from it. Between these two surfaces is an array of semiconductors in series alternating between n-type and p-type (n-type has “n” for “negative” or lots of extra electrons; p-type has “p” for “positive” or shortage of electrons).

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Evil Genius LifeHack: Lasers

Most people are well familiar with light when it comes to white light and how it can be separated by a prism to a spectrum of colors, but life’s not all just sunshine and rainbows. Here, we’re going to get into how light can be produced so intensely that it can burn, cut, and destroy (cue evil villain laugh).

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