C-more Micro-Graphic family
of operator interfaces now offers a 4-inch TFT color touch screen HMI panel.
The panel features a 320 x 240 dot display; 32,768 colors provide clear and
colorful graphics for vibrant and intuitive screens. The free programming
software offers the choice of using built-in objects or importing custom
graphics. The user can create and save custom objects and graphics to software
libraries to access multiple projects. The 4 inch touch panel is equipped with
a standard Type B USB programming port, a serial communications port, PLC
drivers and five durable function keys with LED indicators. The unit offers 3.2
kB memory, LED backlight, multistate bitmap support and Windows font support. C-more Micro's 320 x 240
screen allows either portrait or landscape installation when space is a
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
Barnacles and mussels stay attached to ship hulls and rocks because of a very sticky protein glue they secrete, holding on for a long time even underwater. Researchers at MIT took mussel glue as inspiration -- and as an ingredient -- for engineering their own sticky waterproof adhesive.
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.