Monday, August 04, 2008
Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) chips have been built into the Olympic Torch--not the one that traveled around the world, but the replicas that spectators will wave at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Fans will be able to spell out messages in midair by brandishing their Waving Torches in the stands. Built-in LEDs will spell out preloaded sayings, or the units can be plugged into a computer for uploading a personalized message, said Yang Zhao, founder of Memsic Inc. (Andover, Mass.), which designed the accelerometer used in the item.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 9:01 AM