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Content posted in April 2011
Seagulls and Systems Design Innovation
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4/29/2011  Post a comment
Festo has developed what it calls the SmartBird - an extremely agile, robotic bird.
11 Tips for Electric Diaphragm Pump Selection
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4/29/2011  1 comment
Beyond the basics such as flow rate, temperature, voltage and media compatibility, there are a host of other critical issues necessary to determine the best pump for your system design.
10 Tips for Specifying Electric Rod-Style Actuators
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4/13/2011  Post a comment
These electric actuator application analysis tips help deliver higher automation system reliability, better performance, lower energy expenditures and less maintenance.
Coding Tool Goes with the Flow
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4/12/2011  Post a comment
Anyone interested in programming microcontrollers without becoming a code expert needs this kit.
Designing Manufacturing's Next Step
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4/12/2011  Post a comment
There's been no shortage of discussion over the past year or so about how well Germany's industrial sector weathered and emerged so well-positioned from the most recent recession.
A Research Agency for Learning
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4/11/2011  Post a comment
Does education need its own DARPA?
Engineering Education in Context
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4/11/2011  1 comment
Engineers practice engineering in context, so why is it taught out of context?
Touch Sensor Kit Gets Thumbs Up
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4/5/2011  Post a comment
Engineers and designers who want to investigate how to add touch and proximity controls to a product need this kit.




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Eric Chesak created a sensor that can detect clouds, and it can also measure different sources of radiation.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
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Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Rockwell Automation recently unveiled a new safety relay that can be configured and integrated through existing software to program safety logic in devices.
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