Surprisingly hand-crafted. Outside: a buffed zinc outer unit. Inside: a motor spins a blower wheel at a rate of 20,000 revolutions per minute. See video below.
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A new story of mine is up at Technology Review. It’s about a novel touch sensor that’s quite versatile—good for wires, fabrics, rubber, paper, and hard flat surfaces like walls, floors, and coffee tables. The researchers, Patrick Baudisch (Hasso-Plattner Institute) … Continue reading
In college, I spent a fair amount of time in the chemistry section of the library, flipping through the armful of available books on the topic. The book I spent the most time with was for children, written in 1940 … Continue reading