Electric-Spin Corp. Golf•Launchpad (http://rbi.ims.ca/4921-541). Complete with a real tethered golf ball, this mat has embedded sensors and digital signal processing that measure clubhead speed, path and angle in milliseconds. Golf software such as EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour or Microsoft Links renders a simulated on-screen experience or Launchpad Driving Range Software provides swing analysis. The Golf•Launchpad connects to a PC or Macintosh computer through a USB connection. An optional PS2 Adapter connects to the gamepad connector port on the Sony PS2. For more information on Electric-Spin's PS2 Adapter for Golf•Launchpad USB Golf Simulator for PC/Mac, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4921-542.
The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. This open-source system continues to succeed in the market and in the hearts and minds of developers. Design News will delve into this territory with next week's Continuing Education Class titled, “Introduction to Linux Device Drivers.”
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