From September 22 through the 25, the Fluid Power Society will host its annual meeting in Troy, MI. In addition to the Committee and Board Meetings, the society will host an Accredited Instructors Workshop, highlighting new C&C certification and proctor information, updates on society policies, finalized details of grading procedures, and new job performance tests. Robert J. Sheaf, Jr., of CFC Solar, Inc., and Consultant Raymond F. Hanley will host the workshop. The new kit upgrades, which include everything to proctor and grade the new JP test, will be available for purchase at the meeting. For more information or to register, go to www.ifps.org.
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.