Mechatronics Used to Advance Cancer ResearchHawkes Ocean Technologies, a world leader in designing manned submersibles, gives the Mechatronics Zone a sneak preview of its latest creation, the Super Falcon. Read More
Study Says Mechatronics Can Reduce Time and CostA new low-cost adaptive optics development kit debuted at the Photonics West show. With adaptive optics now outgrowing its roots in astronomy, the kit comes not a moment too soon. Read More
Construction, Farm Equipment Turns to Lasers, GPSConstruction and agricultural equipment is making use of electronic controls, GPS, lasers and other technologies to add precision for tractors, bulldozers and other ag and construction equipment. Read More
High Performance Smart Camera Family
National Instruments Smart Cameras combine a monochrome CCD image sensor with a real-time embedded PowerPC processor in a small, rugged package. Capable of acquiring VGA (640 x 480) images at up to 60 f/s, NI Smart Cameras work with the entire suite of vision algorithms available in the NI vision software platform. Get started with the NI Smart Camera – watch the 4 minute video. Click Here.
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Google Lunar X PRIZE Draws in Higher EducationMechatronics on Campus A rocket, lander and rover destined for the moon is the ultimate mechatronic system. Will universities become the platform for space research and exploration? Will NASA remain top dog? Or will the Google Lunar X PRIZE change space exploration? Read More
Kinematics: The Big Motion PictureLet’s Talk Mechatronics Kinematic or dynamic analysis? Not many people make the distinction between these two terms, let alone being able to explain them properly. Read More
New Electro-Optic Level Sensing
The new ELS-950, the smallest electro-optic liquid level sensor in our arsenal, carries the highest operating temperature capability at 230°F, and features an over-molded electronics insert, TPE insulated wires, and fluorosilicone O-ring seals to create a water-tight, environmentally resistant assembly. Click Here.
Dextre, the Servicing Space Robot - VIDEO Discover the mechatronic Dextre, the newest on-orbit robot that NASA will install at the International Space Station this week. Watch Now
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Get the most out of your Agilent Test and Measurement Instruments. Don't miss this series of measurement briefs designed to share tips and hints based on real applications and test scenarios encountered by your peers. Click Here to get the first series of measurement briefs, and information on how to get 10 FREE J-type thermocouples.
National Instruments C Series data loggers combine rugged, modular hardware with flexible software to create data loggers you can use as stand-alone systems, portable data loggers, or PC-connected data loggers. View customer case studies, tutorials, and how-to content for in-vehicle, structural monitoring, and more. Search by application or product. Click Here.
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What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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.