Parker Hannifin Corp. is sponsoring a contest that encourages college engineering students to develop a hydraulically powered bicycle. The fluid power giant is working with five-student teams at Cleveland State University, the University of Akron, University of Cincinnati, Purdue University, California Polytechnic University, the University of California-Irvine, Western Michigan University and Murray State University. Winning entries may earn $2,000 grants for each team member. To learn more, go to www.parker.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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