He's chillin' with Jam Master B from anywhere in his house, thanks to a Palm Pilot equipped with a radio frequency transmitter that allows him to operate his PC-based MP3 player remotely from up to 100 ft away. An RF receiver connected to the PC acquires Steve's selections from a database of 4,700 works. To keep sound quality high, Steve encoded the music with a high bit rate and connected the sound card to his stereo amplifier via a digital link.
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PDA-based mp3 remote control system Parts List
Allied Part #
2.0 MHz Cystal MP020
9V ac Wall-mtd Transformer
44 Pin PLCC Socket
1.2V NiCd Battery
Dual D Flip-Flop
Additional parts required: Transmitter and receiver modules; CPLD IC; RS232 level converter; Voltage Regulator IC; 8-bit CMOS counter IC; 4.7 µH SMT inductor; Steve's software.
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Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
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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.