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Blogs about Research Phase

Blogs about Research Phase

  • New Motor Control Solution - Matrix TSL


    At Matrix we provide rugged and reliable technology to help teach and learn in education, and also to rapidly develop working systems for industry. Our latest motors solution, launching as a complete 20+ hour course in July this year, is no different in that it aims to deliver a fully working system to help understand the various aspects of a DC motor.


    • Creating the 6 DoF Platform - Pt3


      In this, the final in a series of 3 articles, we discuss the finishing touches to the platform, and the conversion of the microcnntroller to a PIC based system and Matrix's own hardware.


      • Creating the 6 DoF Platform – Pt2


        In this follow-up blog article we will discuss how we created an Android based application to run on a tablet which transmitted XY rotation data out over Bluetooth to our Arduino. We will also discuss the Bluetooth module we attached to our Arduino and how this was programmed in Flowcode. Finally, we will discuss how we created the maze structure for the top of the platform using 3D design Software and a laser cutter.


        • New Flowcode Component; Wireless Things/ Ciseco - SRF Module


          We recently had a chance meeting with a UK based company called Wireless Things (formerly known as Ciseco) who introduced us to their range of products. To sum it up, they have 2 main lines that were of immediate interest to us; an RF module, called an SRF, which connects via the UART and allows very simple transmission of data over some impressive distances.


          • Hands-on with the Panasonic NFC Tag Development Kit

            Andrew Back

            The Panasonic MN63Y12xx are a series of RFID tag ICs with built-in non-volatile memory, for use in near field communications (NFC). In this post we run through some of the examples provided with the Panasonic development kit and the SSOP packaged 1210A variant IC.


            • Creating the 6 DoF Platform - Pt1


              About 6 months ago we were invited by RS Components and DesignSpark to help exhibit on their stand at the Electronica exhibition in Germany. The requirements; create a demonstration which would showcase our software and its benefit in rapid prototyping, it had to run using the Arduino hardware platform and be interactive for exhibition visitors. Luckily for us, our Flowcode software is ideally suited to rapid prototyping, and programming Arduino devices is just as simple. Coincidence? Perhaps not.


              • The 6th Robot Design Contest in HKUST


                Cross-cultural and discipline Students Celebrated Success in the 6th Robot Design Contest The 6th Robot Design Contest was held on 24th November 2014 which marked a great beginning of 2014-15 HKUST Robotics Team!