Simple, compact, powerful drive that's easy to set up
The drive is smaller than a standard quadrature encoder, measuring 0.95 3 1.4 3 0.6 inch (24 3 35 3 15.24 mm). It can control motors at 1.5A continuous, from 12 to 40V, accepting high-level commands from a serial port. Most first-time users can get the servo motor running intelligently in less than half an hour. With most motors measuring less than 1.5 inch in diameter, the drive needs no tuning, and users can dasiy-chain as many as 16 drives on a single four-wire bus (two power, two communications). Users can store programs in an onboard EEPROM, so there's no need for a PC connection, and it can execute commands on power-up. HyperTerminal, or other-serial terminal programs. The EZServo/stepper Windows application can also issue commands. It communicates with intuitive ASCII commands and is compatible with Cavro DT or OEM-protocol devices.
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.