June 30, 2016
robocon

All About Robocon: The Robotic Contest from Japan

Every year, students all over Japan put ideas to work building robots for a competition, with a different challenge each year. The results of those ideas […]
June 29, 2016
Drone-Data-X-Pt-2

Drone Data X: Life-changing drone gadgets

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), multirotor, quadcopter, free-flying robot, etc. These are the devices that have enabled us to explore the very last unmapped places on Earth […]
June 28, 2016
PWM drive

Constant Current Operation Based on PWM Drive

Question: How does constant current operation via PWM drive work? Answer: As an example, a small resistor can be inserted at the groundside side of the […]
June 27, 2016
DC brush

Simple DC Brush Motor Control

Question: What’s the easiest way to operate (stop/rotate) DC brush motors?   Answer: Simply inserting a switch between the DC brush motor and power supply will […]
June 25, 2016
how to calculate power consumption

How To Calculate Power Consumption

Question: Is the power consumption of brush motor drivers calculated by: (LSI Circuit Current x Motor Current) x Supply Voltage?   Answer: With the (Motor Current […]
June 24, 2016
output current

Maximum Rated Output Current

Question: Although there is a provision of ○○A included in the absolute maximum rating for output current, current flow under impulse conditions may exceed this value. […]
June 14, 2016
Soccer data

Score A Wealth Of Soccer Data From This Startups Eagle Eye

We interviewed a startup from Kyoto Japan, Up Performa, who was selected for the “Frontier Makers Development Assistance Program” by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, […]
May 29, 2016
product launch ideas

Akerun: From Product Launch Ideas In A Bar To A Successful IoT Startup

It all started at a Japanese pub. We hear stories about great product launch ideas at a café, starting with a piece of napkin to sketch […]
May 25, 2016
innovation success factors

Innovation Success Factors from the Creator of Rapiro

We like to highlight innovators in making and building things who teach us success factors we can use. For this post, we talked to Shota Ishiwatari, the […]
May 22, 2016
Mastering Soldering

Japanese Aerospace Engineer Shares Secret to Mastering Soldering

When you hear “master craftsmen”, whom do you think of first? Builders of temples, carpenters, mechanics and tradesmen might come to mind, but they are not […]