History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid Electric Vehicles book focuses on electric vehicles that harness the potential of electricity when combined with another energy source--hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The book is divided into four segments. A brief introduction reviews how research built the foundation for the first electrical vehicle in 1881. The second session discusses ways to overcome limited range. A third section looks at the growing interest in racing battery-carrying, solar-cell-equipped electric vehicles. Finally, a section of appendixes describes the Hughes inductive charging system.
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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.