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Ben Krasnow
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Most injection molded "overmold" rubbers are actually a blend of thermoplastic and elastomer (TPE).  This makes adhesive selection difficult...
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IT LOOKS LIKE A THING OF BEAUTY +clayton mckinney#cdogstar 
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My favorites from DesignCon 2015:

http://www.parts.io :  Parametric search for electronic components with pricing and sourcing info

http://www.fotofab.com/ : Etched and folded sheet metal parts -- prototype and low-volume orders are OK.

http://www.kitagawa-ind.com/eng/product/emc : EMI and RFI supression parts.  They have very nice component kits.

http://www.pickeringrelay.com/ : Tiny reed relays.

http://www.harting.com/en/service/catalogues/downloads-3d-mid-microsystems/ : laser-etch and plate PCB traces on 3D plastic parts, then mount components and reflow!

http://www.okaya.com/products/display/oled/ : OLED and other displays

http://www.accu-mold.com/ : Tiny injection-molded parts including micro optics.  Requires high-volume order.

http://www.ni.com/virtualbench/  Instrument with oscilloscope, digital I/O, power supply, function generator, all controlled by LabView. 
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few days ago I saw a panasonic bone conduction headphone for music, and it differentiate by the slightly more comfortable fitting than the previous one

this brought me to think of applying it for live sound industry, such situation call for technicians to use their ear for hearing the sound equipment but sometimes they need communication, and wearing a headset intercom device is going to cause handicap for them to work on the sound

all the panasonic speak have got is output, I suppose it can be even better if it can have a pick up mic of similar sort as well as a 2.4ghz transceiver of some sort
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Applied Science received a silver award for passing 100K subscribers. I'm very grateful for your interest.
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Agreed. I learn so much! You have earned it a thousand times over. I tell all my colleagues about your stuff.

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Cheers. I made this for a reddit thread almost 2 years ago now! I occasionally sell them on redbubble if you're interested. 
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I demonstrated my supercritical co2 chamber at a +HACKADAY​ party this week. Great time all around!
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Funny - I thought exactly the same, +Chris BigBad! :)
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I call my method "jacksawing."
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I remember when my dad put a large old circular saw blade on an angle grinder. It would go through 20 cm fresh pine wood like a razor blade would go through a cucumber. The blade would not fit inside the protecting screen, and passed pretty close to his hand, so he had to be more than just a little bit careful, until he finally made a screen for it. The powerful angle grinder was no match for the blade however, burning off the engine before anyone got hurt...
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24 Hours of Lemons at Sonoma!
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+Ben Krasnow I'm often there with GoPro's #886 team. I'll be sure to come by and say hi next race I'm there!
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  • UCSB '05
    mechanical engineering, 2003 - 2005
  • California Polytechnic State University
    mechanical engineering, 2001 - 2003
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Designer of electronic and mechanical systems
Introduction
I previously worked on Virtual Reality and other hardware at Valve.  I currently work at Google[x].

Prior to starting at Valve, I built computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and joysticks that were designed to be used inside MRI machines.  My company, Mag Design and Engineering, sold these devices directly to researchers at academic institutions who used them to publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

After work, I spend time on many different types of projects that usually involve circuit design, machining, material selection, and general fabrication/hacking.  My favorite place to be is my home workshop.

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Engineering
Employment
  • Google [x]
    Hardware Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Valve Corporation
    Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, 2011 - 2014
  • Mag Design and Engineering
    Owner, 2003 - 2011
  • Accelere, Inc.
    Sys Admin / Developer, 2005 - 2009
  • Stanford University
    Software Developer / Sys Admin, 1999 - 2001
  • UCSB Daily Nexus
    Science Editor, 2003 - 2005
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Redwood City, CA
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Sunnyvale, CA - Goleta, CA - San Luis Obispo, CA - Bellevue, WA