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Whilst smart buildings and new technologies are changing the way we work, it’s also apparent that technology is transferring the way we live. Home automation is more prevalent each passing year and is constantly evolving, in fact in today’s world, you don’t have to be home to be home.
Both the way we are using and interacting with technology is unrecognisable today compared to the world our parents inhabited. Our environmental wellbeing can be automated in advance, so when we arrive home we find the heating set to right temperature and rooms sufficiently lit.
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Choosing the right antenna for your device design is crucial, but where do you start? This interview with Savvas Valsamakis from Molex sheds light on what engineers should be looking for when designing-in antennas.
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Looks like you have cracked it! Thanks so much for you input. This one was doing my head in for a while, couldn't think of the solutuion but once you see it it is obvious.You can use a single pole relay instead of a double pole relay, but if you do, SW1 has to be capable of handling the full output load. With the double pole relay, SW1 only needs to handle the relay coil...The attached schematic image shows a circuit to do what you want.
It uses a double pole single throw (or double pole double throw) relay.
Initially, power to the load is off.
Pushing...Being Scottish I have absolutely no interest in this world cup, but I do like these articles.Nice , i wonder is it a python hackable device ?
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