Local Michigan University in Ferrari HYPERCAR Design Challenge a “BIG DEAL”!

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even schools are now in the running for the Ferrari World Design Contest.

This Italian car maker, in partnership with Autodesk as a sponsor and technical partner, launched the contest for international design schools. Announced in July 2011, the winner gets to be involved in planning future a Ferrari car, an internship lead by Flavio Manzoni and a cash prize.

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National Instruments Hardware and Software in Ontario’s Energy SHSM

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I was able to use hardware from the Fischertechnik Oeco Tech Renewable Energies Kit to construct the Solar Array, complete with DC Motor. The solar tracker is a part of this kit, and comes with graphical instructions for assembly and wiring. With this, I was able to add two Light Sensors and design a simple system for control using LabVIEW.

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Cloud-Based Rendering for Revit and AutoCAD

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Autodesk created something called Project Neon a little while back. Project Neon is a cloud-based rendering service Autodesk is testing out. Basically, Neon is a plugin that you install into AutoCAD or Revit 2012 and you can use it within the program to send a drawing or a view up to Autodesk servers and have it rendered

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Autodesk Labs – Exploring new approaches to design technology

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Autodesk Labs is the place to visit to see innovative new Autodesk technologies while they’re still in an early conceptual stage. Products and technologies are developed that are relevant to customers designing in architecture, manufacturing, civil engineering, movies, games or other industries.

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