Engineers who think the ZigBee wireless network is cool now have support for that view. Quiet Cool Fans is shipping a whole house ventilation system that gives homeowners indoor and outdoor temperature sensors, relative humidity sensors and relays along with a Linux controller. These electronics can be located anywhere and can be moved at will, since they don't require wiring. Quiet Cool teamed up with z-Point Products, a controller developer, and ZigBee chip manufacturer Jennic to come up with a wireless system it says is cheaper than existing wireless solutions.
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.
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