Rummage through a RoombaEDN takes apart this new household servant. An Aware Robot Intelligence System manages the home robot's sensors and can adjust the control scheme as many as 67 times per second. Full Story Get Your Mechatronics in a BoxPlug-and-play actuators may be the fastest, most cost effective solution for applications ranging from lawn and garden to medical. See how they can save time in your designs. Full Story Control Innovations Boost Packaging A leading automation expert discusses new methods, such as greater use of distributed intelligence, to increase performance, while keeping systems costs in check. Full Story Save Space on Motor DriversHere are some valuable tips on how to replace a hard-to-find stepper-motor-driver IC with a programmable-logic device. The design uses only six macrocells of a CPLD. Full Story The Three Faces of PIDEngineers and technicians need to learn the essential attributes of “proportional,” “integral,” and “derivative” actions and how they interact in loop tuning. Full Story Linear Motion Handles Baggage in SpainBarcelona airport features a new system, featuring linear synchronous motors, that can transport bags at speeds up to 10 m/s. It also precisely tracks luggage via position-sensing technology. Full Story This Lithography System Can LearnIn his blog, a former patent examiner singles out a new design for adaptive learning in a semiconductor fab. Check out previous posts of other mechatronics inventions. Full Story
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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.
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