Tech Tuesday 8/14/18

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Oscar Gordon

A Navy Turbine Tech who learned to spin wrenches on old cars, Oscar has since been trained as an Engineer & Software Developer & now writes tools for other engineers. When not in his shop or at work, he can be found spending time with his family, gardening, hiking, kayaking, gaming, or whatever strikes his fancy & fits in the budget.

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  1. Avatar bookdragon says:

    Another treasure trove of great tech links. Thanks!

    There is so much happening in development for space exploration now. I don’t know how much will come to fruition, but as with the original space program there are bound to be any number of unexpected spin-offs that change our world.

    Also, I am giving the Mars rover link to my robotics inclined son. He should have fun with that.Report

  2. Avatar Pinky says:

    TT000 – Why can’t we send an erector-set-building robot to Mars with all the pieces it’d need to create different rovers as needed? What about a 3-D printer?Report

    • Avatar Oscar Gordon in reply to Pinky says:

      That’s a longer term goal, but neither the robotics nor 3D printing tech is quite there yet.

      Easier to send a base unit with a small legion of turnkey drones than the have a base unit with th complexity to assemble the drones on site.

      And 3D printers need material to print, which it has to bring with or source on site.

      Either way, the probe would be massive (relatively so) and hard to get into orbit, much less send to Mars. Now if we had a very low cost way to put everything we need in orbit and assemble it up there…Report

  3. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    I just know that somewhere in this there’s a practical application.Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Good news. (Like, said non-sarcastically.)

    The FDA has approved the first generic version of the EpiPen.

    (We argued about this sort of thing way back when.)Report