The John A. Swanson Center for Product Innovation (www.engr.pitt.edu/scpi), part of the John A. Swanson Institute for Technical Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering, has received a donation of $370,000 from ALGOR—including the company's design, analysis, and multiphysics simulation software and services. The Swanson Center provides industry and entrepreneurs with access to reportedly the only complete product development center in the Pittsburgh area. ALGOR's CAE software will be used early in the design cycle of new products.
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.