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September 23, 2019 09:19

DIY Series of Remote Flying Fish - Arduino Testing

Following on from chapter 1, we now have a fish balloon, a tank of helium gas, several motors and motor drivers.

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Lift Off! New Products - August/September 2019

A countdown of the Top 5 electronics product launches during August and September 2019 including products from Seeed Studio, MikroElektronica, Microchip, On Semi and STMicroelectronics.

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September 22, 2019 11:10

Cypress Design Challenge - Electronics for Agriculture

When we are trying to build electronics for agriculture the most important parameters are robustness and efficiency. This data collection board is a general-purpose board ready for agro-based projects. It uses an ATMEGA164PU an AVR 8 bit MCU.

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Competitions

September 22, 2019 11:07

*WINNING ENTRY* Cypress Design Challenge – Swarm Style Decentralised Greenhouse Control System

This article documents my experimentation with the CYBT-213043-MESH and CYW920819EVB-02 development kits and my attempts to utilise the latest Bluetooth standards to create novel centralised and decentralised greenhouse control systems.

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Competitions

September 22, 2019 11:06

*WINNING ENTRY* Cypress Design Challenge - premises entry system

Low power BLE Mesh network consisting of sensors and 'Bells'. Sensor boards have reed switch inputs and doorbell push switch. When activated, messages are sent to the network. Bell units pick up the messages for relevant AWD sounds. NOT COMPLETED!

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Building a 3D Print Queue Automation System - Part 1

The first stages in how I built a 3D print queue automation system for the iForge, the University of Sheffield’s student-run makerspace.

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Test and Measurement

September 20, 2019 14:48

TekTips: SPI Decode with Flex Channel

Exploring a unique feature of the Tektronix 4 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope; it's Flex Channel technology, which enables users to convert an analog input into a digital input using a logic probe.

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Test and Measurement

September 20, 2019 14:48

TekTips: I2C Search

How to use the I2C search feature on the Tektronix 3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope.

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Electronics Design

September 16, 2019 19:26

WNIE Live 2019

Come and visit the DesignSpark team on our stand (A14) at What's New in Electronics Live 2019 to discover some of our free tools, favourite projects and pick up some freebies!

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Internet of Things

September 16, 2019 11:57

Fridge monitoring with SensorTile.box and Microsoft Azure IoT Central

SensorTile.box from STMicroelectronics was used to collect the sensory data such as temperature and humidity inside the fridge, which was then sent to Microsoft Azure IoT Central platform.

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Projects

September 16, 2019 11:14

DIY Series of Remote Flying Fish: Introduction

What do you think about aircraft and hot air balloons? Ever think that there could be a combination of both? Take a look at this article and have some fun building yours :)

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Open Source

September 16, 2019 10:52

An intro to Linux file system management

If you like to use and manage Linux via its command-line interface or do any shell or bash scripting, you should know how the file and folder system in a typical Linux Operating system works.

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