News and Ideas

News and Ideas

An Tran Lead - Mechanical Engineer at Mixer Design Group

Music Player Maestro: An Tran, Senior Mechanical Engineer

I was always intrigued with portable music players. I was 8 years old or so when the first Sony Walkman came out. I followed them from then on. I always had to have the latest Walkman.

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Wearable Technology products. Smart Eyewear. Smart Glasses Design

The New Shape of Smart Glasses

Extremely tight packaging of electronics and critical human factors are essential for this next generation of smart wearable eyewear. Only specialized teams can deliver this tech.

Check out this video on The Verge to see the future of Smart Eyewear!

Click here to view  -  Intel Vaunt Video

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Bennett Nadeau - Mixer Design Mechanical Engineer

Spheres of influence: Bennett Nadeau, mechanical engineer

I got them as a gift when I was in high school. Then there were some incidents where little kids were swallowing them and getting them stuck in their stomachs and they became illegal. I’m glad I got mine before then.


I would just sit and watch TV and play with them for hours. Even now I have them at my desk—I play with them when I’m bored or stuck. They make all sorts of cool shapes. They represent endless possibilities. They are irresistible, these little round magnets. They’re called Bucky Balls.


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Matt Storey : Lead Designer Mixer Design Group

A dream car took him far : Matt Storey Lead Designer

The Ferrari 288 GTO was released around 1984. I was probably about 7 or 8 when I first noticed this car in a book I checked out from the library. I always idealized that car.

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Mixer Mechanical Engineer Olivia Gann

Mixer Engineer creates AWEsome Women's Engineering Group

Mixer Mechanical Engineer Oliva Gann has helped create this AWEsome group - Austin Women in Engineering (AWE).  All interested parties can go to their website and sign up for their listserve.

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