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Volker de Haas started electronics and computing with a KIM1 and machine language in the 70s. Then FORTRAN, PASCAL, BASIC, C, MUMPS. Developed complex digital circuits and precise analogue electronics for neuroscience labs (and his MD grade). Later database engineering, C++, C#, hard- and software developer for industry (transport, automotive, automation). Ended up designing and constructing the open source PLC / IPC "Revolution Pi". Today engaged in advanced development as a service.

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Articles

2 weeks ago

Wiring for Dummies

No idea why you are wasting time and money on wire end sleeves? Prefer good old solder connections? Know everything about perfect wiring but love to peek at hints for dummies? Go and have a look at this article!

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VdH

Articles

1 month ago

The art of writing user manuals

Are you a teacher? Don't go on reading - you will already know everything. Are you an engineer writing user documents? Please listen to a desperate user longing for excellent learning material. I want to help you to make a better job!

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VdH

Innovation

1 month ago

Inspiring Uselessness: The Art of transferring Ideas

The useless machine (UM2) was built to inspire engineers. But why should one use a webcam instead of classical sensors? And how could we transfer this idea to usefulness?

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VdH

Electromechanical

1 month ago

Useless Machine: Make a Mess & have Fun! Part 3

Part 3 of my project to create a highly visual machine to demonstrate the crossover of IT and automation for the DesignSpark team. Here I explain the central control software written and show how I used OpenCV to calculate the fluid levels.

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VdH

Electromechanical

1 month ago

Useless Machine: Make a Mess & have Fun! Part 2

Part 2 of my mission to create a highly visual machine to demonstrate the crossover of IT and automation at exhibitions for the DesignSpark team.

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VdH

Electromechanical

2 months ago

Useless Machine: Make a Mess & have Fun! Part 1

After sharing my classical automation and Python articles on DesignSpark, the team asked me to create a highly visual machine to demonstrate the crossover of IT and automation at exhibitions.

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VdH

Industry 4.0

4 months ago

PYTHON – Let the „Monty-language” enter Automation: Part 4

This four-part article describes a PID temperature controller built with Revolution Pi and programmed in PYTHON. It takes just view lines of code to realize an industrial-grade controller. This is part 4: MQTT and Node-Red UI.

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VdH

Industry 4.0

4 months ago

PYTHON – Let the „Monty-language” enter Automation: Part 3

This four-part article describes a PID temperature controller built with Revolution Pi and programmed in PYTHON. It takes just view lines of code to realize an industrial grade controller. This is part 3: The Python Program

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VdH

Industry 4.0

4 months ago

PYTHON – Let the „Monty-language” enter Automation: Part 2

This four-part article describes a PID temperature controller built with Revolution Pi and programmed in PYTHON. It takes just view lines of code to realize an industrial grade controller. This is part 2: Installing libraries and tools

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VdH

Industry 4.0

5 months ago

PYTHON – Let the „Monty-language” enter Automation: Part 1

This four-part article describes a PID temperature controller built with Revolution Pi and programmed in PYTHON. It takes just view lines of code to realize an industrial-grade controller. This is part 1: Introduction and hardware setup

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VdH

Industry 4.0

5 months ago

Classical Automation enters Alien World of IT: Part 4

Now that we have had a closer look at the very technical differences between classical automation and IT in parts one to three, I like to share some thoughts about different business attitudes of both fields in this last part of the series.

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Industry 4.0

6 months ago

Classical Automation enters Alien World of IT: Part 3

In this series of articles, I will explain the core differences between automation and IT in a nutshell. Part 3 introduces the diverse perspectives of safety and security and why IIoT needs to consolidate both.

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