Many times we find that our designs are used in areas we never considered. That is one reason we need to do careful documentation. And another reason we appreciate the Design Ideas from EDN and Electronic Engineering magazines. It is great to pull out a schamatic we did years ago and recycle the parts we need for current applications. Often I take a servo board I used in my Eyetracker and apply it to other devices that use a closed-loop servo system. Time saved is money earned...
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.