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A Year Later, How Does My Smart Mailbox Perform? Rafik  Mitry
The Arduino MKRFOX 1200 Smart Mailbox was constructed at the Mouser Electronics Germany branch in Munich, and we have been testing it for the past year. In the following, we review the performance of the board over the previous year.

Rise of MicroPython in Embedded Development Mike Parks
Embedded systems rely on tight integration of hardware and firmware. For decades, the C language has dominated because of its performance characteristics. Today though, MicroPython is rapidly gaining interest in educational and maker communities as an intriguing alternative for numerous reasons.

PLCnext Technology…Open to the Future Yuri Chamarelli
PLCnext, a customizable open-control platform, enables engineers to run previously incompatible programming languages simultaneously. Learn how PLCnext gives an unprecedented amount of flexibility that organizations can harness to meet the challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) revolution.

Object Size Detection with the OpenVINO™ Toolkit M. Tim Jones
Explore how you can use the Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit to automatically identify and classify defective objects on a conveyor belt.

Restricted Zone Monitoring with the OpenVINO™ Toolkit M. Tim Jones
With the number of security cameras deployed, how do you constantly monitor each camera? This problem can be solved using deep learning. Explore how you can use the Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit to automatically identify when a person enters a restricted area.

Parking Lot Monitoring with the OpenVINO™ Toolkit M. Tim Jones
Explore how you can use the Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit to automatically identify parking spot availability based upon cars entering or exiting a lot.

Measuring Shopper Mood with the OpenVINO™ Toolkit M. Tim Jones
Understanding consumer sentiment about a product is a new frontier for computer vision. In this blog, we will explore how you can use the Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit to automatically infer the mood of shoppers looking at a retail display based on video input of their facial expression.

Monitoring Machine Operators with the OpenVINO™ Toolkit M. Tim Jones
Explore how you can use the Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit to automatically infer a machine operator’s level of focus and mood based on video input of their facial expression.

Human Augmentation and Arduino Technologies Bruce Byfield
Arduino microcontrollers are playing a major role in the development of prosthetics and devices for human augmentation. Once aimed at students and hobbyists, today Arduino technologies offer numerous advantages typical of open source software and hardware that significantly accelerate development and reduce costs.

10 Inspirational Female Engineers Sarah Harmet
We’ve chosen 10 inspirational women whose work has transformed (or is currently transforming) engineering and society. Such women span from the inventor of the windshield wiper to that of the 1942 “Secret Communication System,” which became the foundation for modern cellular communication

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