SolidWorks is offering free seminars including a 3D skills program held throughout the summer at various locations in each state. Many of these seminars offer a free 90-day trial of SolidWorks software. The events last three hours and are conducted by a SolidWorks certified trainer. Other seminars include a SolidWorks hands-on test drive that trains prospective users by having them design an actual part; a CosmosWorks hands-on test session in which a certified engineer guides trainees through a handout guide; and a PDMWorks seminar that takes users through the design environment. To sign up for one of these seminars, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-513.
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.