Stepping motor with battery-free absolute sensor enables accurate positioning

Oriental Motor has developed the αSTEP AZ Series of closed-loop stepping motor & Driver packages, which contain its patented mechanical absolute sensor, the ABZO Sensor.

"The ABZO Sensor in the motor is able to record the current position of the motor in the sensor itself. So, it enables high-precision positioning and homing without a home sensor or a limit sensor."

audio-technica - Fluffy earmuff headphone

audio-technica is going to release new headphones with fluffy earmuffs - ATH-FW55 - on October 17.

ATH-FW55 is designed for girls. Since the earmuffs are big, they make the user's face smaller, which Japanese girls consider attractive and care a lot about.

The item will be produced in limited quantity. 

Panasonic - LUMIX DMC-LX100 - The world's first digital camera with 4/3-inch sensor

Panasonic is going to release the LUMIX DMC-LX100, the world's first compact digital point-and-shoot camera with a 4/3-inch sensor built-in, for about 103,000 yen on November 13.

By using the same 4/3-inch sensor as Panasonic's mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras supporting the Micro Four Thirds system, LUMIX DMC-LX100 brings equivalent image quality to that of mirrorless cameras.

J-Halloween Prep 2014: SAILOR MOON BRAS & STUFF! - AkihabaraNews.com

J-Halloween Prep 2014: SAILOR MOON BRAS & STUFF!

Halloween is Coming!
It’s the first of October here in Japan, and we’ve decided to start gearing up for Halloween early. In doing so, today brings our inaugural J-Halloween Prep 2014 post, and stay tuned for more. Why so early? And why are we doing so in Japan?

Takara Tomy - Lie detecter toy - Kokoro Scanner

Takara Tomy is going to release a lie detecter toy - "Kokoro Scanner" - to indicate the level of your physiological disturbance in different colors. It will be available for 2,500 yen on October 30.

When a person gets nervous, the flow of his blood becomes faster.  Kokoro Scanner utilizes the phenomenon and detects if you are lying or not, as shown by the color of the light.

Green - You are relaxed and not lying.

Happy 50th, Shinkansen (VIDEO & GALLERY) - AkihabaraNews.com

Happy 50th, Shinkansen (VIDEO & GALLERY)

新幹線
しんかんせん
Shin kan sen

It’s time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Japan’s most iconic technological achievements: the world’s first modern high-speed rail system!

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