Gear design programs, available in 70-plus versions, run under Windows 95 and NT and allow users to select gear design from a pull-down menu. Wizards guide the user through unit set selection, normal data entry sequence, plot configuration, profile coordinates, and other processes. Because of TK Solver's OLE support, the Windows gear models can share data and results with all segments of a company's knowledge base, including external databases, graphics applications, and such programming environments as Visual Basic.
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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.