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karlwoodward

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Electronics Design Engineer | AB Open

Karl is a design engineer with over a decade of experience in high speed digital design and technical project leadership in the commercial electronics sector.

Member since May 2017

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Internet of Things

3 hours ago

PSoC6 – an IoT Enhanced Powerhouse

When we were offered the chance to look at the PSoC6 CY8CKIT-062-BLE kit we jumped at it. We were given an early access program (EAP) kit to play with as we've thoroughly enjoyed PSoC kits of the past.

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Electronics Design

2 weeks ago

A Gentle Introduction to FPGA Programming

Learning Verilog basics and driving a paper tape punch at Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge

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Electronics Design

4 weeks ago

Using PSoC to drive the past

Redesigning the drive electronics of a paper tape punch for Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge. In a previous post we described reverse-engineering a tape reader for the EDSAC Challenge. While a nice addition, a tape reader alone is of little use:

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Electronics Design

1 month ago

Preparing for Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge

Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge event ran as part of Wuthering Bytes 2017. The workshop provided an introduction to Verilog and FPGA development, and as part of this the historic EDSAC computer was re-created via a modern, low cost FPGA board.

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Internet of Things

1 month ago

LoRaWAN Enable a Sensor

Connecting devices has never been easier and thanks to LoRaWAN and The Things Network, it’s now incredibly straightforward to get data from sensors that are located a great distance from a gateway — a LoRaWAN base station — into an Internet-connected

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Electronics Design

2 months ago

A first look at the Digilent Digital Discovery

We recently got to use the Digilent Digital Discovery, this little device performs the function of both a logic analyser and signal generator in a robust neat little package.

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Development Kits

2 months ago

LattePanda - a practical 60 minute challenge

In a previous post we had a quick look at the LattePanda board, what it is and offers. We also mentioned we had ordered a Gravity Series Sensor Kit. In this post we’ll look a little more at what this can offer when paired with the LattePanda,

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Raspberry Pi

2 months ago

Looking under the hood of the Pi Supply Flick

We recently received our Flick designed by Pi Supply, which allows gesture sensing on any I2C capable device and will enable new possibilities for our Pis and with a little work, maybe even our PC and Arduino.

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Raspberry Pi

2 months ago

pi-topPULSE: an audiovisual experience for your Pi

The pi-topPUSLE is the lasted accessory from the pi-top family. The pi-top range is based around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning

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Development Kits

3 months ago

LattePanda — a tiny feature rich PC

LattePanda — a tiny feature rich PC It may sound like the next trendy drink

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Electronics Design

3 months ago

Choosing your next soldering tool

For most makers, hobbyists and engineers the soldering tool of choice is the trusty soldering iron, but the answer to the question of what tool next is not always obvious.

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Wireless

4 months ago

Thunderboard BLE Simplicity

Thunderboard BLE simplified and streamed to the web