Banner Engineering has released a guide for anyone involved in selecting and setup of sensors. The iKnow GUIDE TO SENSING is a 16-page brochure containing everything from definitions of sensing modes, complete with illustrated examples, to engineering gain curve and beam pattern diagrams on Banner's extensive knowledge base of photoelectric, laser, ultrasonic and vision sensing technologies. For a free download of the iKnow Guide to Sensing, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4386-511.
Parallax Inc. is known for developing the Basic Stamp microcontroller development board and educational accessory kits. In addition to developing a user-friendly educational platform to learn about 8-bit microcontrollers and software programming, it created a multicore 32-bit chip called the Propeller.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].
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.