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ELEKTRO 2/2018 was released on February 14th 2018. Its digital version will be available on March 12th 2018.

Topic: Electrical devices; Devices for smart grids; Internet of Things

Main Article
Power flow control in grid using power converters

SVĚTLO (Light) 1/2018 was released on February 5th 2018. Its digital version will be available on March 5th 2018.

Architectural and scenic lighting
Mexican light
Lighting design in a nutshell – Part 34
Lighting technology documentation – part 2 Schemes for scenic lighting

Luminaires and luminous apparatuses
NITECO LED luminaires – guarantied lifespan and warm white light not only for public lighting

With Open Roberta, Google wants to help German school kids learn to program with robots

18.11.2014 | |

Gogle has launched a new cloud platform in Germany called Open Roberta, as the internet giant looks to simplify “programming for small robots.” With Open Roberta, Google is looking to encourage kids to code using LEGO Mindstorms, which are basically programmable robots. Google has been working with local IT organization Fraunhofer IAIS, which received €1 million from Google.org, to develop the new program to work on ways to simplify the programming of the robots, and circumvent technical hurdles for students and certified ‘Roberta Teachers’. Part of this involved putting any required software in the cloud and making it open source. Following a cloud-based approach makes it easier to hack away without having to install software or tools, or upgrade software.

Read more at openroberta.org or at Google Blog