Omega's IR-USB series of
infrared temperature sensors provide a method for most PC based non-contact
temperature monitoring. The unit features an IR sensor/signal conditioner
installation with a direct USB connection and free user software that converts
your PC into a temperature meter, chart recorder or data logger. The Emissivity
is adjustable from 0.10 to 1.0 and this product measures -18 to 538C (0 to
1000F). Some typical temperature monitoring applications are where the object
to be measured is moving; where the object is surrounded by an EM field, as in
induction heating; where the object is contained in a vacuum or other
controlled atmosphere; or in circumstances where a fast response is required.
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.