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Yes, you read that right. I assert we will need to miniaturize our products’ burden on buildings while having bigger experiences and faster delivery times which requires stronger materials. 

Remember Ironman’s super-cool digital screens inside his ocean-side lair? Well today, thyssenkrupp announced that our service technicians will use HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide.

There is no getting around it. If your building is two stories or hundreds of feet, you are going to need an elevator. You have to meet the American Disabilities Act codes but what you don’t need is a complicated elevator system to travel just a few feet.

The term “smart city” can be open to interpretation. Here are a few prerequisites established a few years ago.  A smart city uses technologies to be more intelligent and efficient when using resources.

thyssenkrupp is currently putting the finishing touches on the installation of 30 elevators and 2 escalators that will serve 52 floors at River Point, a new office tower located on a prime piece of property overlooking the Chicago River.

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If you are a parent, at one time you likely stepped on LEGO left on the living room floor. It hurts, but don’t throw out the lot of them just yet, because the skills learned with those little plastic interlocking blocks might just be worth the few minutes of pain. 

Skills like the ones a middle-schooler can use to build a robot and write a computer program so the robot could navigate around a color-coded course in just two and a half minutes. That is exactly what a group of students, mentored by thyssenkrupp’s engineers did last week in Memphis at the LEGO Mindstorms competition hosted by Medtronic. Focused on inspiring the next generation of engineers, Mindstorms was launched by the Medtronic chapter of the Society of Women Engineers to further STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education a few years ago. Since then it has grown to involve more than 100 students.

thysenkrupp sponsored the robotics teams and engineers, John DeLockery, Bret Lirette, Chris Donovan,  Thomas Pledge and Kelly Lancaster, donated their time and talent to help the kids build their robots from kits, write the computer programs and work out solutions. They also prepared and gave a presentation to share their knowledge and compare ideas.

In addition to giving the students an opportunity to practice the disciplines of STEM, playing with LEGOs like these teaches them resilience, perseverance, problem-solving and planning skills.  They have to learn to communicate effectively and how to work on a team. And, most importantly it inspires and motivates students to use their imagination and be creative. We are proud of our engineers for helping and the students for their hard work. We also highly encourage you to keep  the LEGOs. You don't have to keep them on the floor but keep them. 

 

 


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