For those manufacturing engineers out there baffled by fuel cell technology, take solace in The Society of Manufacturing Engineers' (SME) Advanced Energy and Fuel Cell Technologies Conference and Exposition, being held Oct. 11-13 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, MI. The event, scheduled to have six keynote speakers, is designed to help manufacturing engineers learn how they can play a role in the growing field of advanced energy technology and how to implement the principles they have learned. The conference will cover topics such as cost reduction of advanced energy technologies, supplier requirements, and high tolerance materials. For more info on the conference, go to www.sme.org/aet.
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.