35 Innovators Under 35 - 2014

35 Innovators Under 35 - 2014 - MIT Technology Review

This is great read for anyone interested in innovation. These individuals are pushing technology and solutions into the future.

All 35 of these people are doing exciting work that could shape their fields for decades. But they’re solving problems in remarkably different ways. MIT Technology Review’s editors consider some of them to be primarily Inventors; they’re immersed in building new technologies. Others they call Visionaries, because they’re showing how technologies could be put to new or better uses. Humanitarians are using technology to expand opportunities or inform public policy. Pioneers are doing fundamental work that will spawn future innovations; such ­breakthroughs will be taken up by tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs, ­people who are building new tech businesses.

Fadel Adib, 25
Here’s how you can use Wi-Fi to track people moving around in other rooms.

Emily Balskus, 34
More precise knowledge of the bacteria in our guts could lead to better-targeted treatments for chronic conditions.

George Ban-Weiss, 33
A USC professor who studies climate and pollution influences policy in California.

Miles Barr, 30
The CEO of a solar startup hopes you never see his product.

Ayah Bdeir, 31
Electronic blocks that link with one another also connect art and engineering. (+video)

Kuang Chen, 34
A novel way to get data off paper records and into the digital age.

Rumi Chunara, 32
Crucial information about disease outbreaks can be gleaned earlier.

Emily Cole, 31
Can we cheaply convert carbon dioxide into something useful?

Tanuja Ganu, 31
Simple devices allow consumers to cheaply and easily monitor India’s rickety power grid.

Shyam Gollakota, 28
An expert on wireless technology figures out how to power devices without batteries.

Severin Hacker, 30
A novel approach to learning languages is making the Web more accessible.

David He, 28
This watch could finally get your blood ­pressure under control.

Kurtis Heimerl, 30
Inexpensive boxes could help bring mobile coverage to the billion people who lack it.

Rand Hindi, 29
Guiding your life using the power of big data.

Sarah Kearney, 29
A financial innovator is crafting a way for foundations to invest in clean energy.

Duygu Kuzum, 31
Brain-inspired chips could mean better computer processing and neural implants.

Quoc Le, 32
Frustration with waiting for computers to learn things inspired a better approach.

Jinha Lee, 27
Finding more powerful ways to manipulate and interact with digital data.

Aaron Levie, 29
The founder of Box wants to reconfigure the way we work.

Alex Ljung, 32
SoundCloud is changing how music gets made.

Palmer Luckey, 21
If you can make virtual reality affordable for consumers, things fall into place.

Megan McCain, 31
Heart on a chip paves the way for personalized cardiac medicines.

Maria Nunes Pereira, 28
Patching holes in the hearts of sick infants.

Manu Prakash, 34
Imaginative inventions liberate science from the ivory tower.

Michael Schmidt, 32
There aren’t enough data scientists to go around—unless you automate them.

Julie Shah, 32
This MIT engineering professor is turning robots into ideal colleagues for humans.

Maryam Shanechi, 33
Using control theory to build better interfaces to the brain.

Bret Taylor, 34
The former CTO of Facebook is reimagining the word processor.

Kay Tye, 33
Identifying how the connections between regions of the brain contribute to anxiety.

Santiago Villegas, 29
An online reporting system encourages crime victims and witnesses to speak up.

Jonathan Viventi, 32
A high-resolution interface reveals the brain storms of people suffering seizures.

Kathryn Whitehead, 34
A systematic search discovered nanoparticles that could improve drug delivery.

Tak-Sing Wong, 33
Carnivorous plant inspires solution to “sticky” problems.

Hui Wu, 31
Cheaper and more powerful batteries could help reduce China’s deadly air pollution.

Guihua Yu, 33
Electronic gels could lead to sensors and batteries that are more like biological tissue.

Free Hexagon Metrology Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) eLearning Training

Hexagon Metrology https://hexagonmetrology.us produces some of the most well known Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) solutions. A CMM is a device for measuring the physical geometrical characteristics of an object. This machine may be manually controlled by an operator or it may be computer controlled. Measurements are defined by a probe attached to the third moving axis of this machine. Probes may be mechanical, optical, laser, or white light, amongst others. A machine which takes readings in six degrees of freedom and displays these readings in mathematical form is known as a CMM.

Below, I have included the links to the free Hexagon Metrology 001 - Fundamentals e-Learning Courses. These courses have a wealth of information providing the ins and outs of CMM.

Hexagon Metrology 001 - Fundamentals e-Learning Courses - Free

00001 - eLearning Fundamentals - http://www.hexagonmetrologyu.com/catalog/course.asp?id=16096&cid=6322
This free eLearning course will help you learn how to use HexagonMetrologyU.

01131 - Arm Fundamentals - http://www.hexagonmetrologyu.com/catalog/course.asp?id=16919&cid=6322
This free eLearning course teaches the student the fundamentals of the portable arm.

01231 - CMM Fundamentals - http://www.hexagonmetrologyu.com/catalog/course.asp?id=16920&cid=6322
This free eLearning course teaches the student the fundamentals of the coordinate measurement machine.

01232 - CMM Preventive Maintenance Fundamentals - http://www.hexagonmetrologyu.com/catalog/course.asp?id=39785&cid=6322
This free fundamentals course teaches coordinate measuring machine preventive maintenance.

01233 - 4.5.4 SF CMM Site Preparation - http://www.hexagonmetrologyu.com/catalog/course.asp?id=42281&cid=6322
This course explains how to prepare the site, and how to un-crate and position the 4.5.4 SF CMM prior to the arrival of the Hexagon Service Engineer for machine calibration.

01234 - PC-DMIS Probe Calibration Fundamentals - http://www.hexagonmetrologyu.com/catalog/course.asp?id=42290&cid=6322
This free fundamentals course is a review of the probe calibration procedure from PC-DMIS for CMM 101.

01431 - Vision Fundamentals - http://www.hexagonmetrologyu.com/catalog/course.asp?id=16922&cid=6322
This free eLearning course teaches the student fundamentals of the vision measurement machine and vision technology.

01531 - Laser Tracker Fundamentals - http://www.hexagonmetrologyu.com/catalog/course.asp?id=16921&cid=6322
This free eLearning course teaches the student fundamentals of laser trackers and tracker technology.

02021 - Spatial Aptitude Test - http://www.hexagonmetrologyu.com/catalog/course.asp?id=42298&cid=6322
The short quiz tests the ability of the student to visualize objects in 3D.

Additional (Advanced) Hexagon Metrology eLearning is available at http://www.hexagonmetrologyu.com/catalog/?id=6316

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ROMER Portable CMM Use Example

ROMER Portable CMM Use Example

Pocket NC P5 - 5 Axis Desktop CNC Mill

From a young age, machining has always been a part of my life. I truly do believe that enabling individuals to conduct rapid prototyping will be world changing. Pocket NC has been working non stop throughout 2014 to get their P5 (5 Axis Desktop CNC Mill) ready for their Kickstarter campaign in the fall of 2014. Further information can be obtained through http://www.pocketnc.com. Having 5 Axis CNC machining capabilities in a small home foot print will be a real game changer enabling next generation rapid prototyping.

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Pocket NC P5 Update - From August 2014

Pocket NC P5 Update - From August 2014

Content Below from http://www.pocketnc.com/products/

Kickstarter launch:  Fall 2014

First delivery goal: Early 2015

Target Price: $3500USD

Our entry into market product is the Pocket NC P5.  The P5 is a 5 axis desktop CNC mill.

CNC milling machines have been around for decades. Most are industrial-sized, and are used create everything from the shaped trim in a house to the mechanical components of the space shuttle. To operate, a piece of material(metal, plastic, etc) is fastened to a bed and a cutting tool is used to shape it to the desired product. With computer control, the cutting tool and the part itself are maneuvered to achieve the desired cuts. In it's most simple form, a CNC milling machine can remove material in 3 translational axes of motion (X, Y, an Z). To enable the manufacturing of more complex parts, additional rotational axes of motion can be incorporated.  For this machine, the part being cut would be fixed to the green disk.

Over the last decade, a large do-it-yourself community has emerged giving a new market to CNC milling machines as personal rather than solely industrial applications. Many machines exist in the 3 axis market with varying degrees of complexity and accuracy. However, the 5 axis market has yet to be crossed to the hobby realm, and that is where Pocket NC P5 fits in. Pocket NC intends to produce and sell 5 axis machines that will allow at-home users to expand the possibilities of their creativity without being prohibitively expensive. The level of precision of the machine will also be such that it could enable a user to create parts as an personal business, or serve as an accessory to larger manufacturing facilities thus freeing up the large industrial machines from making relatively tiny parts.

Current Features

  • 5 axis motion

  • High precision linear car and rail systems

  • 5 in (127 mm) diameter x 3.85 in (97.8 mm) tall working space

  • Outside machine dimensions 13 in wide (330.2 mm)  x 9.5 in (214.3 mm) tall x 9 in (228.6 mm) deep when not fully extended

  • Linear motors are able to travel in increments of 0.0005in (0.0127 mm)

  • Weight of machine ~28lbs (11.3 kg)

  • Uses 1/8th inch end mills

  • Quick change lever for changing tools

  • USB input

  • 104 Watt output spindle

  • 62-10,000 rpm, able to increase or decrease in increments of 10 rpm with a near constant torque.


Home Energy Monitoring System

I previously installed a Home Energy Monitoring System into the Main Power Panel at my home to accurately monitor my electrical usage.  Once installed on the Main and other various Breaker Channels, you can view Amps, Watts and Volts in real (Live) and historical views. Most of my energy consumption was on the blue channel which is the Main, AC and Dyer Channel which will be your biggest consumers of power.  The pink channel is my home vSphere lab which consists of two homemade vSphere Servers and EMC\LifeLine NAS Server along with my home office equipment.  I brought my vSphere Lab and Storage online around 7:30 AM on Monday morning.  Starting all of my equipment has a peak in rush of 850 watts and then goes to a normalized continuous load of around 600 Watts.  That’s pretty reasonable power consumption for my home office and home lab.

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