Dean Kamen: Designing for the Third WorldDownload MP3 | Email to a Friend†X Close Window Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Research and Development in New Hampshire, is the creative force behind many ground-breaking inventions, ranging from the HomeChoice portable kidney dialysis machine to the now famous Segway human transporter. Kamen also founded the FIRST program, dedicated to getting more young people interested in science and technology. In an interview with Contributing Editor Larry Maloney, the 1994 Design News Engineer of the Year reviews his latest projects.†
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.
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.