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August 15, 2019 14:25

Using a CNN network with an AI robot car

This project is an extended version of the previous AI robot car. We are using a convolutional neural network to analyse visual imagery captured by a Raspberry Pi Zero camera in order to control our AI robot.

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LED Lighting

August 14, 2019 10:09

LED Secondary Optics Basics

To get an LED to produce light in a desired way with a focused intensity, a secondary optic is needed to concentrate or diffuse the light emitted. This article explains the various types of secondary optics, and the basic principles of how they work.

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Sensors

August 14, 2019 09:54

Sensor for plug-and-play

Infineon XENSIV™ - Check out a collection of various sensors. Infineon XENSIV™ 2GO kits and Shield2Go offer a wide variety of sensors for fast evaluation.

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Automotive

August 14, 2019 07:41

Modern hybrid vehicles require modern automotive Buck converters

Rohm's BD9V100MUF-C Buck converter with Nano Pulse Control™ is so unique, it allows a Vin of 60V input to supply Vout 5.5V or less in a single stage with a maximum output current of 1A and an accuracy of +/-2%

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5G

August 14, 2019 07:41

5G or not 5G - Shakespeare and the extended reality experience

Shakespeare is not the first thing that springs to mind when talking about 5G. But for Sarah Ellis, it represents an opportunity to experience Shakespeare as never before. Touching on this George Tsirtsis of Qualcomm explores extended reality with 5G

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Internet of Things

August 13, 2019 09:25

Polaris at Tour de Branch explained - Python programmable vehicle tracker

Two Polaris boards tracked the RS Components team across the whole of the UK, from Aberdeen to London. The team collected £250,000 for Children with Cancer UK. While Polaris did its part by collecting weather and air quality data. Learn how we did it

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Hardware Start-Ups

August 13, 2019 08:38

The Norwegian Government hacked my start-up

This is not something you hear every day, but this really happened to Colleen Wong and her team at TechSixtyFour!

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Hardware Start-Ups

August 13, 2019 08:37

You know you’ve made it when…

You know you’ve made it when you're featured in 'The Telegraph', 'The Guardian', Forbes, GQ and on the BBC! Colleen and My Gator Watch have achieved all this and more...

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Innovation

August 13, 2019 07:42

Rocket’s Return: The UK Space Launch Industry Then and Now

In 1971 the UK joined a very select group of countries by sending an artificial satellite into Earth orbit using a UK-built rocket. Then it gave up. Until now. Are we on the brink of starting again, this time launching from home soil?

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Projects

August 12, 2019 12:59

Washing Machine Helper

Would like to find the available washing machine during busy hours? Our team is trying to design a helper system to check the status of the washing machines in the halls.

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Internet of Things

August 12, 2019 10:25

Building a Hill Fire Detection IoT with LoRa Part 1: Introduction

Idea inspired by 2018 California wildfire tragedy. An IoT system made by STM32L series Discovery Board and shield with Semtech SX1276/SX1272 LoRa® Transceivers, and RPi3B+. Articles share the concept, technical details and design files to all of you.

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Internet of Things

August 12, 2019 10:25

Building a Hill Fire Detection IoT with LoRa Part 2: Details of the system

Idea inspired by 2018 California wildfire tragedy. An IoT system made by STM32L series Discovery Board and shield with Semtech SX1276/SX1272 LoRa® Transceivers, and RPi3B+. Articles share the concept, technical details and design files to all of you.

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