Check this out - the ClickON Bird Feeder system lets you have all the fun of bird watching, with none of the work associated with a traditional bird feeder.
The ClickON lets you feed birds from the comfort of your home without every having to venture outside into the cold or rain. Powered by air and controlled with a remote, it can deliver seeds from inside your home to the feeder at a distance of more than 100 feet. The seed container can hold more than 50 pounds of seed to boot!
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.