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DrLucyRogers

United Kingdom

Inventor | Makertorium Ltd

I am an inventor, engineer, writer and presenter. Other stuff: Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Engineering: Creativity and Communication at Brunel University London; Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and have a PhD in bubbles; Judge on BBC Robot Wars.

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DrLucyRogers

How WITT Energy transform chaotic kinetic energy into electrical power

Would you like a power generator that harnesses chaotic kinetic energy and turns it into electricity that can trickle charge a battery? - for up to ten years? -  without maintenance? - with zero emissions? Have a look at WITT Energy.

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DrLucyRogers

Raspberry Pi

3 months ago

What outputs can I use with my Raspberry Pi? Part 4 - Protecting Your Pi:

To be useful, a computer needs to be able to interact with the world outside its own box. To do this, it needs inputs and outputs. This series of articles explains some of the outputs we can use. Part 4 - Protecting Your Pi:

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DrLucyRogers

Raspberry Pi

3 months ago

What outputs can I use with my Raspberry Pi? Part 3 - Motors

To be useful, a computer needs to be able to interact with the world outside its own box. To do this, it needs inputs and outputs. This series of articles explains some of the outputs we can use. Part 3 - Motors

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DrLucyRogers

Raspberry Pi

4 months ago

What outputs can I use with my Raspberry Pi? Part 2 - Loads larger than an LED

To be useful, a computer needs to be able to interact with the world outside its own box. To do this, it needs inputs and outputs. This series of articles explains some of the outputs we can use. Part 2 - Loads larger than an LED.

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DrLucyRogers

Raspberry Pi

4 months ago

What outputs can I use with my Raspberry Pi? Part 1 - LEDs

To be useful, a computer needs to be able to interact with the world outside its own box. To do this, it needs inputs and outputs. This series of articles explains some of the outputs we can use. Part 1 - LED's.

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DrLucyRogers

Wireless

3 months ago

What's the weather like?

Want to know what the weather is like, without actually having to open your eyes? I just wave my phone at an NFC sticker I've stuck on my bed headboard and I get told what it's like out!

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DrLucyRogers

Industrial Sensing

3 months ago

Compass Hat

In The Engineering Edge Podcast episode "The everyday tech giving humans a sixth sense" I learnt about the Navibelt - a compass belt that assists blind people. I wanted to try and make something similar for myself ...

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DrLucyRogers

3D Printing and Design

4 months ago

The everyday tech that could take us to the Moon

In the Engineering Edge Podcast "The everyday tech that could take us to the Moon" I discovered plans to 3D print structures on the moon using moon dirt. And also a wrench was one of the first items 3D printed in space. So I tried it myself ... .

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Internet of Things

2 months ago

Using the Grove Smart Plant Care Kit for Arduino

In "The Everyday Tech Growing the Future of Food" episode for The Engineering Edge Podcast, I decided to try the Grove Smart Plant Care Kit for Arduino - a kit designed to monitor the moisture levels of soil and water plants.

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Internet of Things

3 months ago

Accelerometer Animal Tracker

What does wildlife get up to when no-one's watching? Scientists are using accelerometers, such as those originally developed for airbags in cars or used in mobile phones, to find out. I made my own to see what they can see.

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DrLucyRogers

Wireless

2 months ago

NFC tags that speak.

In The Engineering Edge Podcast "The everyday tech students launched with NASA",  I used my phone to scan NFC tags and make them speak. However, for the bonus episode, I made my own system, using an NFC reader, Pi and Node-RED. Here's how.

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Internet of Things

6 months ago

Getting a human-understandable reading from a sensor.

The output from sensors are often just a number between 0 and 1023. This project uses Node-RED functions to change that to a human-readable resistance, voltage or temperature - use whichever parts apply to your project.

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