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Upgrading DMC's Video Conferencing Systems

My FedEx Day 2015 project consisted of upgrading the Conference PC in Kingsbury, which is the largest meeting room in our Chicago office. Sharing information is one of our Core Values here at DMC, so we use the space several times per week to host me...


Automating an Etch-A-Sketch

For FedEx Day 2015, a team of four DMC engineers hacked an Etch-A-Sketch to automatically draw pictures. We did this by attaching stepper motors to both of the front knobs on the Etch-A-Sketch, and controlling them with an Arduino Due microcontroller...


DMC Ping Pong App Upgrade 2.0

Anyone who has visited DMC's Chicago office knows that we love a good game of ping pong. We have an internally-developed DMC Ping Pong App to keep track of final scores from each game and generate rankings to show just how awesome (or not awesome...


Building a Miniature Maglev Train

For FedEx Day 2015, Elizabeth, Mark, Jeremy and I designed a self-propelled Maglev train. Maglev trains are currently in use in Shanghai, Japan, and South Korea, and are essentially trains suspended in the air using magnetic levitation. The...


FedEx Day 2015

DMC held its fifth annual FedEx Day this Spring, spanning three different cities as our Boston and Denver offices joined Chicago's creative efforts! The idea for FedEx Day originally came from Drive, a book by Daniel Pink that we read for the ...


DMC QuickTip #1: Uploading Files to OneDrive for Business

The DMC QuickTips series offers short video tutorials for common Office 365 and SharePoint tasks to accompany our written training material. DMC QuickTip videos cut right to the chase and are always less than two minutes long, so feel ...


DMC Quote Board - June 2015

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the most infamous utterances of the moment. 


DMC Comic: Eye of the Engineer

Engineers are known for being serious about their work, but we leave plenty of room for laughs. At DMC, we have a fondness for humor of the geeky variety.  This month's comic dives into the camera roll of a typical engineer. Post your ide...


DMC Chicago's Mad Science Party

DMC proved just how cool science can be at our Chicago office's Mad Science Party on June 4th, 2015. We've held several fun themed open houses previously including a carnival, Boston Bash, and Oktoberfest, and this party was no exception. Mor...


DMC to Present at the Siemens 2015 Automation Summit

Every year, DMC looks forward to sharing best practices and industry innovations at the Siemens Automation Summit. The 2015 Siemens Automation Summit will be held June 22 - 25, 2015, at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, NV. The four day event offers educ...


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