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DIY: Using Drones to Sell Your Home

The technology used in real estate follows the same patterns you would see in any other field. The tools used in the field advance and evolve in order to provide new and exciting opportunities. Drones have become the newest up and coming development that have changed the way we approach photography and videography. In an industry that thrives on online presentation and marketing, the more advanced the photography techniques the better. Real estate businesses that invest in drones are seeing a large payoff when they are able to present homes in a manner that provides their customers with incredibly detailed views of a home. Professional real estate companies are able to use drone services as a selling point for their services due to how important their use has become to the business. How Drones are Used Drones have become so intertwined with the real estate industry that many believe the tool to be invaluable to their work. The reason why is obvious: flying cameras have revolutionized the industry, overcoming feats that would have been unimaginable a few years prior. Like… Continue reading

A Good BOM Solution Service for Electronic Components Purchasers

The manufacturing industry is not one to lag behind with the digital transformation going on in the world around us. Even though the electronics industry still has a lot to do, it’s no doubt that some businesses are already setting the pace with new business models for this digital transformation. Our discussion will center on the best BOM solution for electronic component purchasers. What is BOM in electronic components industry? The BOM is short for bill of material. A bill of material or BOM is a list of all manufactured and raw material needed to build an assembly of more than one manufactured part. It serves as the core of any manufacturing process because it lays out all information required to assemble a part. Not only does a BOM outline what manufactured and raw materials are needed to build a part, but it also includes the equipment and tools needed to build the parts. It may like this: (click on image to enlarge) Continue reading

How To Choose A Software Development Company

As you evaluate software development firms there are various things that have to be considered. One of them is the questions that are asked. A clear sign that the software development company is not good for your project is that the company representatives you talk to do not actually want to learn more about what you actually need. The same thing goes when you see that you are being rushed into signing a deal. Besides this, whenever you want to hire someone that offers a software engineering service, consider the following. Range Of Services Provided All project development has to be seen as being complex. Modern projects require highly comprehensive approaches. High quality code writing is necessary but it is also important to go through preliminary business studies, quality assurance, risk assessment, quality audit, team development and risk mitigation. These are all necessary during all development stages. They are even needed after the project is released since support might be needed. Continue reading

When To Seccure A Full Service PCB Assembly Partner

If your product requires an assembled PCB (printed circuit board) and you don’t have the parts needed to build it, you’ll want to find a full-service PCB assembly partner. A full-service PCB assembly partner will take care of the entire PCB assembly for you. What will a PCB Assembly Partner do for you? Obtaining all of the individual parts need for your PCB assembly can be very inefficient, especially when you consider the fact that you will then have to put those parts together on your electronic assembly before integrating them into your final product. It’s more cost-effective to go through a PCB assembly partner, which will also help minimize the potential problems that can arise from working with multiple vendors. The only thing a PCB assembly partner will need from you is the specifications and requirements of your PCB. They will be able to: Order all components that are needed for the PCB Assemble the PCBs according to your specifications Fabricate the PCBs Because they are responsible for every aspect of the PCB assembly, they tend to have thoroughly… Continue reading

PCBWay PCB prototype service review

Full disclosure: These PCB were provided by PCBWay. Obviously I will try to take to a look at the good as well as the bad. A few images to start us off: PCBWay $5 PCB prototyping service PCBWays’ prototyping service as low as $5/10pcs for max 100 x 100mm size, FR4 double side custom PCB. As with many of Chinese PCB manufacturer you need to input the parameters: A choice of nine solder mask colors, white or black silkscreen and an array of thicknesses (0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1.0mm, 1.2mm and 1.6mm; thicker and thinner PCBs are available but will increase the price). The default minimum track/ spacing is 6/6mil (0.1524mm), but better tolerances of up to 4/4 mil can be ordered at a premium. The default minimum hole size is 0.3mm but again better spec is available. Continue reading

Interesting Emerging Agricultural Technologies

Technologies used in natural manufacturing and agricultural manufacturing. As more and more technology is available for the public, like through the exapta.com website, we should take a look at the future to know what to expect. There are many interesting emerging agricultural technologies that can be mentioned, with the following gathering a lot of popularity in the past year. Sensors Air & Soil Sensors – These are fundamental additions to automated farming, sensors that can enable real-time understanding of the current water body conditions, forest conditions or farm conditions. The technology is already used and financially viable. Equipment Telematics – This is useful for mechanical devices, like tractors, to warn the mechanics that failure might soon happen. Using intra-tractor communication can lead to a really rudimentary but effective farm swarm platform that increases efficiency. Livestock Biometrics – Although the technology is only financially viable by the year 2020, it can help livestock growing. There are collars that include GPS, biometrics and RFID and that can automatically identify vital information, then relay it. Crop Sensors – Field fertilization is normally prescribed… Continue reading