SMMA-The Motor & Motion Association is offering a college course called "The Fundamentals of Brushless dc Motor Control" on Nov. 3 as a precursor to its 2004 Fall Technical Conference in St. Louis. The course will cover the concepts for designing and applying dc and brushless motor drives. Following the course, the Fall Conference is scheduled to highlight the design and analysis of motors and drives, new materials, and simulation and testing. For more information on the course and the conference, go to www.smma.org.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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.