Motioninfo.com is now offering two expert systems designed to make the entire process of designing, specifying, finding, and evaluating electric motors faster and cheaper. ComponentSelector lets users search for electric motors using a new search engine called MotionMatch, which functions as a database for sellers and for buyers. The second system, ServoSizer, functions as an independently operated, web-based axis analysis and servo motor sizing expert system. For more information, or to try out any of these systems, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-504.
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.