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ElectricJosh

United Kingdom

Electronic Design Engineer | He-man Dual Controls

A keen electronic engineer with a passion for automotive systems and autonomous robotics. A progressive love of cars, engines and classic mechanics. Advocate for clean energy, transport and alternative fuels. Compulsive tea drinker. BrightSpark 2017. BEng MIET

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9215 / 9500 xp
Member since September 2016
DS member Earned 04/01/2018
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LeakKiller Challenge Winner Earned 08/02/2018
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11 Articles published
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ElectricJosh

Articles

2 weeks ago

The Climate Crisis: In Pursuit of Fundamental Change

This article discusses the challenges of tackling the climate crisis which includes issues of sustainability, infrastructure, culture and politics while underlining the ability of makers and engineers to influence the move towards a healthier planet.

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ElectricJosh

Competitions

4 months ago

*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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Robotics

8 months ago

Experiments with Submersibles

In this article I experiment with the design of a submersible camera drone for subsea surveying applications, utilising a mix of 3D printed and cost-effective COTS components to fabricate a basic prototype for a series of light duty missions.

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ElectricJosh

Electromechanical

10 months ago

Three-Wheel Electric Skateboard

This article documents the build of an electric skateboard using parts salvaged from an old electric scooter. My interest in alternative transport helped me decide on a three-wheel design that was simple in theory but more complicated in reality.

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Competitions

1 year ago

RS Pro DSO entry: Debugging Complex Control Systems

Requirements for a digital storage oscilloscope for debugging complex control systems implementing multiple signalling protocols.

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ElectricJosh

Competitions

1 year ago

Summer of Sound: "Jam-Box" Ergonomic Hand-Held Digital Synthesiser

This article focuses on the design of a super-ergonomic hand-held digital synthesizer that streamlines user-experience and creative flow by automating musical theory thereby enabling any level of player to focus on music creation and improvisation.

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ElectricJosh

Raspberry Pi

1 year ago

Object Tracking using Computer Vision and Raspberry Pi

In this article, I am exploring the capabilities of computer vision technology with the use of the OpenCV Python framework and a Raspberry Pi 3 using the DesignSpark Raspberry Pi camera with its super 220-degree wide-angle lens!

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ElectricJosh

Projects

1 year ago

Autonomous System Development Platform

With autonomous and self-driving technology being a driving force behind contemporary robotics, I was inspired to build a modular, maker-friendly platform for developing autonomous systems of my own design, which has been documented in this article.

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ElectricJosh

Projects

1 year ago

Building a Scrap Slide Guitar

Having developed my interest in electronics from an amateur interest in music, building a homemade instrument sounded like a perfect project. Having already completed my slide guitar, I decided to document and share my experience on DesignSpark.

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