Jaguar North America (www.jaguar.com) has again encouraged students to pursue an engineering career by sponsoring the Jaguar F1 Team in Schools event during the 25th national conference of the Technology Student Association (TSA) in Orlando, FL, in June. About 20 middle and high school teams participated the event, in which they designed, built, and raced F1 racecars. Judging was based on safety, aerodynamics, engineering, aesthetics, race times, and presentation.
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.