SENSORS: The Columbia Model DI-10-DFD-IR Inclinometer System is particularly useful in construction and shipbuilding. It is a unique differential tilt measuring device which allows matching the slope of two remotely located surfaces. The readout can be set to indicate the absolute tilt of either sensor or the differential angle between them. These extremely rugged inclinometers offer superior force balance technology and high resolution. The display is 4½ digit, 7 segment 0.4 inches high readout indicating + 10.000 degrees full scale. It has switch select for either sensor output or differential mode. The display blanks if either one or both sensors are not connected. Customized versions of these sensors are available from the factory.
The Sensors provided with this system feature aluminum case material and weigh 12oz. (340gm). They are 3.64 x 2.10 x 1.69 inches. Operating temperature ranges from -20 to +75C and their shock survival is 50G RMS.
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.
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.
These are the toys that inspired budding engineers to try out sublime designs, create miniature structures, and experiment with bizarre contraptions using sets that could be torn down and reconstructed over and over.
PowerStream is deploying the microgrid at its headquarters to demonstrate how people can generate and distribute their own energy and make their homes and businesses more sustainable through renewables.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.