Design Authority | monpjc
4 years ago
For the last 12 years I’ve had my own server running at home. In the last few weeks I’ve just upgraded the PC it runs on, installed new OS and found it a new home in the garage. However when I tweeted what I had done I was surprised that others felt it was difficult to do. So here is my short guide to what I run at home.
4 years ago
There are a ton of different ways of getting Machine-To-Machine communications, everything from WiFi to Bluetooth. However most systems employ some sort of protocol layer. These make certain that the receiving and transmitting pair are talking to each other. If only there was a way to just have a open channel.!? Well the DORJI 433Mhz Data Radio Modem is just that. So who does it work, what's it like then?
Would you plan a trip without checking out where your going first? Well the same applies if you're going to Mars or going to the beach. So in this blog I’m going to look at the weather on Earth, more importantly the sun and the power we can get from it!
Every year I’m inspired by the great work that young engineers do. This year’s School Contest held at Chelmsford Anglia Ruskin University by the Chelmsford's Engineering Society was no different. So what's so great and what was my top pick of the day?
Have you ever wondered how electronics talk to each other in space? Well in this post I’m going to talk about just that and how the EarthRover will be using communications both onboard and to a remote satellite unit!
Can you power a robot or any electronics with the power of the sun? The answer is yes, just use solar panels. However as our first experiment we wanted to find out if there was another way, Solar radiation.
I need your help! Yes that's right, you! Why? Because this is the start of one of the most ambitious projects I have ever done. For it to work I need engineers from around the world to pull together and help me design and build a Earth Rover. This could be the start of something very big.
6 years ago
I've seen a few reviews now of devices like the Xbee and they never seem very exciting. So this is the first of a number of posts I'll be writing where you see me using the product. So let's get started and see if the Xbee is usable as a product!
6 years ago
There seems to be more and more people getting into FPGA design and development. There are some very cheap, sorry, low cost kits out there too. Right down in the low end starter kits is one new kit th
One of the key things the Raspberry Pi team have pushed is that this is a tool for education.
The Raspberry Pi (aka Raspi) was released back at the end of February but here we are weeks later with no real hardware. We engineers are only interested in the guts of this product.