Electronic Design Engineer | electricjosh.com
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
3 weeks ago
This article aims to demonstrate the simplicity of home automation projects using micropython and the Pycom development environment with an emphasis on the practicality of upcycling old maker projects.
4 months ago
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.
8 months ago
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.
10 months ago
11 months ago
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.
1 year ago
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.
1 year ago
Requirements for a digital storage oscilloscope for debugging complex control systems implementing multiple signalling protocols.
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.
1 year ago
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!
2 years ago
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.