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The Hog that went Electric: Harley Davidson Livewire

Project Livewire initially started started in 2014 as a prototype. It was a test to gauge the interest of the public and potential consumer towards a new technology , an electric motorcycle from Harley-Davidson aimed for urban commuters. They went on a tour demonstrating the motorcycle and collecting feedback. HD decided to continue working on […]

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Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist back to Girl Scouts: Sylvia Acevedo

Sylvia Acevedo was born near Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. As a child, Acevedo and her family moved to New Mexico, where she became involved in her local Brownie troop. Acevedo’s grandparents were from Mexico and she said her family was close but they “didn’t fully assimilate into the community.” However, Acevedo found […]

Peoria PTC User Group Events

Peoria PTC User Group — 2019

Peoria PTC User Group  We enjoyed putting on the event last year, and meeting many interesting people!  Thank you to all who turned out. Peoria PTC User Group will be back for March 29, 2019 for yet another great event held in conjunction w/ Bradley University. When: Friday, March 29th, 2019 Presentations: A few topic […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Worlds biggest Air Purifier

A 328 feet tall tower in City in northern China is helping the locals breathe cleaner air. This tower is an experimental air purifier. The tower is in Xian, in the Shaanxi province, and is being called the world’s largest air purifiers by its makers — those leading the project have said it has made […]

Product Reviews

A Lawn Mower That Wont Wake You Up

  Anyone who has tried to sleep in on a Saturday morning knows how unpleasant and unforgiving the roar of gas-powered lawn mower could be at 7:00 AM. In addition to the incessant noise, the old fashioned gas powered motor as also be a key contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter which often […]


 
 
 

 

RipSurfer X Lets You Surf On The Spot

There’s no doubt that paddling a surfboard out to the breakers is a good source of upper body exercise. What a lot of non-surfers might not realize, however, is that balancing on a constantly-shifting board is also a great wo...
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Pro/Engineer vs SolidWorks: Proving Form with Both

Rapid Fire 2010 How fast can you change your model? How It Went Down For years I have seen and been a part of discussions on forums stating whether one CAD tool is better than another. Industrial designers have told me that the...
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“The Future of Work is Learning” – Heather McGowan

Automation and Artificial Intelligence are words that are used interchangeably but are very different. Automation is defined as “automatically controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or elec...
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Pivot Power – A Flexible Power Strip

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Single-Use Plastics Ban

The European Parliament recently voted a ban on particular single use plastics, things such as cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers.  The proposal is also demanding reduction in other single use plastics. Th...
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Whirlpool is Crowdfunding a Home Brewing System

Most traditional beer fermenting methods can take a month or more to produce quality home-brewed beer. Whirlpool has decided to tap into the home-brewing beer industry by crowdfunding their own system for making beer at home. W...
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