So you're not "Hawaii Five-O's" Steve McGarrett, but wouldn't it be cool to have flashing lights and a siren on your car? John Graham's circuit makes it all possible – if you have a Pinewood Derby car made out of wood and plastic wheels. In John's car, coin-cell batteries power a microcontroller that flashes blue and red LEDs on the car's top and a buzzer simulates a two-tone police siren. "Book 'em, Danno – grand theft auto."
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.