Controller can handle any vehicle type, wheel configuration and
navigation technology, including laser, spot, range, EyeWay, magnetic tape or
inductive wire. The CVC600 is 125 x 50 x 195 mm and has a rugged
IP65-classified design that is highly immune to vibrations, unstable power
supplies, temperature variations, humidity and dust. It supports 24 to 48 V
operations, with built-in under voltage, over voltage and reverse polarity protection.
It is also energy efficient, consuming a maximum of 5 W of power and is rated
for use in temperatures ranging from -20 to +55C. The CVC600 also offers
support for WLAN, LAN, CAN, RS232/422/485 communication.
It is a useful solution for
automating standard lift trucks with limited space for add-ons.
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.