Question by karthick: where can i get materials related to control system of robotic hand? I need to get materials related to control aspect of a robotic hand. I guess there is a book available. but i dont know its name. And i need its soft copy… I also welcome some other source of information
Answer by civil_av8rfor materials, you can use whatever you would like. if you are making it out of metal i would recommend aluminum since it is lighter and therefore you wont need as large of servos or actuators for movement. control component wise, if you are looking to do it cheap, i would recommend going down to the hobby store and picking up some cheap servos.
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U.K.-based distance learning university, the Open University, is developing a series of apps to deliver undergraduate course materials to students’ smartphones and tablet devices, starting next year. The OUAnywhere app will allow undergraduates to access their main course materials through their handheld devices, along with the audio and visual content the OU produces to support studies.
The team developing the apps say they are being designed from the ground-up for touch interfaces, and will offer “high quality visual images rather than lists”.
The apps are being made available across “a plethora of platforms”, with native iOS and Android apps in the pipeline, plus HTML5 apps for other platforms. Supported devices will include
- Android devices
- iPads (iPad 1 and above)
- iPhones (iPhone 3GS and above)
- Kindle Fire
- Microsoft Surface
OUAnywhere is being created in response to increasing use of mobile devices by students — the OU notes that mobile usage of its virtual learning environment in one month is now comparable to usage for an entire quarter of the previous year. It’s also noticed students are spending much more time online via mobile and tablet devices, and clocking up more repeated visits. (Students using gadgets? It’s not exactly rocket science… )
Ultimately the university wants to be able to provide all course learning materials on one device to make it easier for students to squeeze study sessions into their day — an important factor for its many part-time students who combine studying for a degree with full- or part-time work.
Currently it delivers some course materials online, but also sends out materials via post — such as print textbooks, audio CDs and DVDs. The apps will be able to streamline all these different course resources into a single interface.
The OU notes that its scalable XML workflow can automatically render a single input file to multiple formats (print, web and ebook) — giving it the ability to repurpose existing study materials for new delivery mechanisms such as mobile. However in future iterations of OUAnywhere it says it will look to create “new learning products” specifically designed for mobile and tablet devices — rather than converting legacy learning materials.
The university also plans to develop interactive e-books with embedded audio, video and HTML5 learning activities (using the EPUB 3 specification) for future iterations of the apps.
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There have been more than a few solar power efficiency records set in the past few months, let alone years. What makes IBM, DelSolar, Solar Frontier and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo think they can just waltz in and claim a record of their own? By using more commonplace elements in the periodic table, that’s how. The partnership’s new photovoltaic cell based on copper, zinc and tin (CZTS for short) can convert light rays to electric power with a 11.1 percent efficiency rate — still nothing to upset traditional silicon power, but a large 10 percent more efficient than anything else in the class. In its early form, CZTS can already be manufactured through ink printing and could be produced in quantities equivalent to about 500 gigawatts of power per year, or five times more than some of the next-closest alternatives. The group wants to improve CZTS’ efficiency over the course of the next several years, ideally reaching the point where it’s useful as a truly cheap, ubiquitous source of power. We’re looking forward to the day when there’s a little slice of solar energy in just about everything, hopefully including a few more hybrid cars and private aircraft.
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Question by : robotics presentation help..i want to make ppt doc on ROBOTICS,suggest some sites for unique materials? i want to make ppt slides on ROBOTICS and i need some unique material for it. wikipedia etc are very common sites now- using them will not make my material unique as other students also use the same. suggest some best robotics images and table sites too.
Answer by Mars Mission.Dick Smith Electronics and a temperature controlled
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ABC Australia has some telly shows on 1,2,or HD2, 3 too ?
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When we consider Intel’s contributions to developing nations, it’s hard not to hone in on the 5 million-plus Classmate PCs it’s shipped over the past four years. This time, at least, Intel is leaving the hardware part of the equation to the Lenovos and HPs of the world and focusing on the software instead. The company just announced the Skool Healthcare Education platform, a collection of online and offline educational materials designed to help healthcare workers in developing countries better treat women and children, tackling malnutrition, vaccination, communicable diseases and childbirth safety. To be clear, Intel isn’t getting into the medical content business — it didn’t write these resources but instead culled them from various third-party sources. The idea is that the company will provide the platform to governments and healthcare workers for free, forgoing what might otherwise be an opportunity to collect licensing fees. (It’ll be up to local governments to work with companies like Dell to secure low-cost PCs to run the software.) For now, Intel’s launching the program in Sri Lanka, where it already has a working history with the President and Minister of Health, but a rep tells us the outfit hopes to expand the program to sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Central Eastern Europe and parts of Asia, reaching 1 million healthcare workers by the end of 2015.
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Apple has managed to keep the bill of materials for the iPad 2 much the same as the original iPad, according to an IHS iSupply tear-down. The 32GB GSM (read: AT&T) iPad 2 costs Apple $ 326.60 to construct, while the 32GB CDMA (read: Verizon Wireless) model costs $ 323.25.
Those same models both retail for $ 729.00, leaving Apple with a hefty profit.
The original iPad, or iPad 1 as it’s sure to be called now, cost Apple $ 320 to build, way back in April, 2010.
The single most expensive part of the iPad 2? Any guesses?
Correct, the touchscreen. Fully $ 127 of the $ 326 build price is taken up by the touchscreen.
Meanwhile, the cheapest component is the rear camera, which only costs Apple $ 4.30.
Useful information in case you’re part of a pub trivia team, certainly.
Microsoft’s mobile efforts may look like they’re slightly in disarray after the expensive and embarrassing Kin debacle, but it looks like Windows Phone 7 may yet emerge unscathed from the chaos — and potentially even earlier than expected, if this sheet of AT&T retail signage that’s being sent out for a July 24th store overhaul is to be believed. Don’t get too excited, however: we’re told that cards like this have hit in July for September launches in the past — which would line up with that hint of an October Telstra launch — and that the “QTY: 6″ label likely points to two devices, not a sextuplet. (We’d guess… Samsung and LG?) Either way, it would be a big win for Microsoft if it can manage to get Windows Phone 7 in store shelves before that promised “holiday 2010″ due date — we’ll see what happens.
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