This package puts the company's DAPstudio software together with its DAP 840 board. The board includes a second processor running DAPL, a real-time operating system controllable by Windows, and DAPstudio allows users to develop applications and run them, either from a PC or a network, without any other software. An optional Developer's Toolkit allows users rewrite any sequence of DAPL commands in C or C++, and DAPstudio, or any other DLL-using Windows-based application, can then run these custom commands along with built-in DAPL commands. OEM package prices range downwards from $1,200 per unit, and unrestricted versions of both hardware and software are available for evaluation at no charge.
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.