I can get behind the smartmotor concept. Having to reinvent, re-engineer, common designs should be a thing of the past. The countless interface panels I designed wiring for is the core of my belief. It's 2012, time to move on.
Though I do question Animatics decision to place the driver circuits at the motor. The intense electric fields produced by the steppers or servos can't be good for signal fidelity. Why stop there.. remove all lines and send the signal wirelessly.
Engineers at Fuel Cell Energy have found a way to take advantage of a side reaction, unique to their carbonate fuel cell that has nothing to do with energy production, as a potential, cost-effective solution to capturing carbon from fossil fuel power plants.
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
This is part one of an article discussing the University of Washington’s nationally ranked FSAE electric car (eCar) and combustible car (cCar). Stay tuned for part two, tomorrow, which will discuss the four unique PCBs used in both the eCar and cCars.
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