The SAE is presenting the Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition (http://rbi.us.ca/3850-549), held in metro Chicago on Oct. 26-28. Among the technical programs is the Off-Road Commercial Vehicles session, which will cover the "big three" for off-highway engineers—heavy-duty engines, electronics, and hydraulics. The program will also focus on all segments of off-highway vehicle technology, including farm, construction, and industrial machinery, as well as electro-hydraulic and high-pressure systems.
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.