When it comes to watering large or remote areas, setting up an automatic irrigation system can be a big headache. A combination of digital and analog technologies are being used to simplify that task. Hunter Industries has unveiled its Wireless Valve Controller/Wireless Valve Programmer, a battery-operated irrigation controller with a wireless-remote user interface. In places like rural properties, construction sites and municipal parks where electric power may be hard to access, the system provides automatic irrigation without worrying about changing batteries more than once a year. A key factor in reducing power consumption is Microchip Technology’s MCP1702 Low Dropout Regulator, which regulates the controllers voltage from a 9V battery down to a lower supply voltage.
Hunter Industries has unveiled its Wireless Valve Controller/Wireless Valve Programmer, a battery-operated irrigation controller with a wireless-remote user interface.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
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