Update: Job-hunting, automated home decorations, robotic fulfillment

Oak Brook, IL—Global resources of Control Engineering include other technology publications within Reed Business Information. Recent items of interest follow about job-hunting experiences in high-tech industries, automated home decoration directions, and the first office supply store robotic fulfillment system.
By Control Engineering Staff December 18, 2007

Oak Brook, IL —Global resources of Control Engineering include other technology publications within

Reed Business Information

. Recent items of interest follow about job-hunting experiences in high-tech industries, automated home decoration directions, and the first office supply store robotic fulfillment system.

Electronic News

New blog: Hire Ground inaugural posting—the job hunt begins

In this blog, you will read about a real-life engineering job search as experienced by our unemployed guest blogger, Bill Betts. Readers are encouraged to share their own experiences and job-hunting advice with other engineers facing career and job changes in today’s high-tech industries. www.edn.com

Design News

Gadget Freak: Flash Away, Flash Away, Flash Away All! How to control light strings

Tired of bobbing reindeer heads and inflatable snowman displays, Jon decided to add some real flash to his holidays. By combining a digital counter, decoder, drivers and relays, he built a simple, yet flexible circuit that allows for exciting flashing patterns and sequences for a few or many light strings. Building instructions are available. www.designnews.com

Modern Materials Handling


System Reports: Staples’ robotic retrievers take on break-pack picking

The office-supply giant installs the industry’s first robotic fulfillment system, taking a novel approach to break-pack picking. www.mmh.com

—Compiled by Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief
Control Engineering News Desk
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