Want to prepare yourself for the future? Master the computer, advises Brent Anderson, Lockheed Martin engineer. And learn how to write and understand computer languages. "More and more engineers are using software packages as tools," he says, and they will have to be customized for individual disciplines and applications.
System design will be more prevalent as software tools start doing a lot of the engineering tasks and jobs in the future, says Anderson. Companies will need an integrator or systems engineer to review software generated, and incorporate specific functions.
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.
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