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by elkaim
Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: A really powerful design tool for free
Replies: 8
Views: 5422

SolidWorks student edition

If any of you are students, you can get the full (and I mean completely full) version of SolidWorks for $80, it will expire after two years.

As far as I can tell, available to anyone with a .edu email address.

by elkaim
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Choosing An MCU
Replies: 14
Views: 4879

Infineon and DAVE

I have worked with a number of these micros before, the biggest difference seems to be in the tool chains and how fast you can get up to speed on them. One thing about the Infineon processors is that they supply a program called "DAVE"--Digital Application Virtual Engineer, or something like that. W...
by elkaim
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Simulation and animation in 3-d. Recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 6345

Solid Works

I'll chime in to recommend SolidWorks. This is a very powerful program, and once you get the constraint based assembly idea, it goes very fast. I have my students mock up things using it all the time, and they get quite good quite fast. One of my students made a quick demo of how to use it (for an o...
by elkaim
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Navy Funds Dr. B
Replies: 47
Views: 53217

The Great Convincer

So, given that *hopefully* Dr. Bussard has gotten his funding, is there anything to be gained from the design of the great convincer? I know MSimon has put in quite a bit of effort into the preliminary design, and I don't know if any of that will translate into something usable.

Just curious.

by elkaim
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: New Website for Polywell
Replies: 23
Views: 16883

Polywell Font

The website looks great, but I think the Polywell font on the logo and title looks a bit cheesy. It has a certain geeky appeal, but I think a more streamlined and corporate look would go better.

We are tying to get taken seriously, after all.

Just my 2 cents.

by elkaim
Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hi, everyone
Replies: 14
Views: 10468

Up here in Santa Cruz

Just introducing myself here. I'm faculty (pre-tenure) at UC Santa Cruz, in the computer engineering department. My research is in the area of Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC), mostly I work with autonomous vehicles. I can do some pretty hard math, but I don't know much about plasma physics. ...