"Measuring Pump Efficiency: Uncertainty Considerations"—a free research symposium webcast to be given at 11 a.m. CST on May 6—will analyze the reasonable confidence intervals for pump efficiency measurements. Authored by Noah Manring, University of Missouri-Columbia, the research will also present a method for calculating this confidence interval. To register, go to www.nfpa.com/default.asp?pid=389.
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.