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Blogs about Assembly

Blogs about Assembly

  • Building the SoftRock SDR

    Andrew Back

    This is the first of two posts which take a look at the relatively simple and easy to construct SoftRock software-defined radio (SDR) that is designed for HF amateur radio use.


    • The changing face of PCB Assembly

      Steve Soumac

      The ‘Auto Sembly’ process was devised by the US Army in the 1950s. It was the invention of this technology that enabled PCBs to become common place in consumer goods, enabling cost-effective mass production.


      • Coconut Pi: An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Development Project


        We are a team of Undergraduate Engineers embarking on an exciting journey into the embedded realm of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Development. Follow us on our facebook fanpage at https://www.facebook.com/coconutpi or stay up to date as we post our fortnightly blog updates to Designspark! Our team is also open to suggestions and opinions from the Designspark Engineering community. You can either comment on our blog posts or just scroll through our daily pictures and updates on our facebook page and leave a helpful comment or suggestion for us to consider in our development process!


        • An Open Internet of Things

          Andrew Back

          The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to herald an age in which physical objects create and consume data without human intervention, and this will have an enormous impact on our everyday lives. In recog


          • A Treacle Tin Radiation Detector

            Andrew Back

            The OpenRelief project is building “open, modular information solutions for disaster relief”, and as part of which they're developing a range of network-enabled sensors. I offered to help out by p


            • Fun, Forth and FIGnition

              Bill Marshall

              This post is not about Raspberry Pi. Sorry about that; I thought I'd take a break from all that heady stuff about HD graphics and ARM processors to look at a similar sized and priced beginners' computer board, but located towards the Arduino end of the processor power spectrum. It comes as a kit of parts and you have to solder it together yourself.