Coventor (http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-567) and the Micro and Nantechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-568) are offering graduate students MEMS design-research scholarships in four categories: bio MEMS, rf MEMS, sensors/actuators, and other novel designs. Winners will receive a full year's license of Coventor's CoventorWare software package. For more info, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-569.
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.