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DMC to Exhibit at NIWeek 2015

NIWeek 2015 is right around the corner and DMC is excited to be attending and exhibiting this year. Over 3,200 innovators from a wide spectrum of industries will gather in Austin, TX on August 3 - 6 for NIWeek. National Instruments' 21st ann...


DMC's Mad Science Drinxperiment with Siemens PLCs

Last month, DMC Boston hosted our Mad Science Party.The event featured the Drinxperiment, an automatic bartender that uses 15 ingredients to mix up a variety of cocktails that guests can order using their smartphones. The Drinxperiment started as a l...


DMC Comic: Debugging

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 may or may not be based on real life events from the field. Pos...


DMC to Present at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

DMC is excited to present at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). The annual event for the Microsoft partner community will be held in Orlando this year on July 12-16. Last year, there were over 16,000 attendees from more than 140 c...


DMC Quote Board - July 2015

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


Using WebDAV to Transfer Files from a Linux cRIO

When using a realtime system for data acquisition or control, there is often a need to transfer files between the real time device and a PC. There are many ways to do this, but newer Linux-based NI CompactRIOs come with WebDAV and SSL support enabled...


One DMC Raps

Since opening in 1996, many clever people have heard our company name and asked whether we're anything like Run-DMC. We're not, but we are One DMC. Every so often, DMC selects a theme song to highlight current goals or accomplishments. The...


Madness in the Lab: DMC Boston's 2015 Spring Party

Madness in the Lab: Empirical Confirmation of Engineering Credo Work Hard, Play Hard. The motto is oft-repeated at DMC, but is it proven in practice? We recently ran an experiment at the DMC Boston office to confirm or disprove this saying. O...


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...


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