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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 […]


 
 
 

 

The Maker Movement’s Influence on the Design World

Lauded as the “first ever advanced-level guide to making anything imaginable,” The Maker’s Field Guide provides creatives with a handy frame of reference, specifically geared toward those who want to know the basics o...
by Ariel Berchtold
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Why Dyson Is Well Positioned for the Electric Car Space

Written by Dave Mazovick Over the past few years it has become known and acknowledged that Dyson is planning to enter the electric car arena by with what it describes as innovative, forward thinking products that will rethink...
by Dave Mazovick
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Afterburn: Design for Manufacturability Using SolidWorks

AFTERBURN: Design for Manufacturability Using SolidWorks WHAT: Design Engine is hosting our AfterBurn networking event with a discussion in our Chicago studio.  Join us Thursday, October 18th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 4043...
by Scott Froemming
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UIC IDSA Grasshopper Workshop

UIC IDSA Grasshopper Workshop

UIC IDSA Grasshopper Workshop When: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 4PM – 7PM   Presenter: Jake Rynkiewicz Where: University of Illinois at Chicago Location: Art & Architecture Building 845 W Harrison St, Chicag...
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UIUC Formula SAE Creo Workshop

UIUC Formula SAE Creo Workshop When: Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 12PM – 3PM Presenter: Bart Brejcha Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Location: 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 Mechanical Engineering ...
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2018 International Design Excellence Award Winners Announced

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) announced this year’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) winners at their annual ceremony this past week. The annual IDEA gala, held this year on Sept. 19 at The N...
by Ariel Berchtold
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