Design Authority | monpjc
6 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.
7 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?
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!
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.
8 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!
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.
8 years ago
There can’t be many people who don't know about the ARM mbed. This has been right up there with the Arduino as the standard for development boards for some time now. However over the last year we ha
Many of us sit and complain about how well products work, point out there issues and bad point but few spend time doing something about it. In this review I look at just such a product, designed by en
Some eight months ago I had a play with the chipKIT MAX32. At the time I was not over impressed by lack of full Arduino compatibility but since then Digilent have now released the Ethernet board. As w
8 years ago
At ebm-papst are well known as a fan manufacture so I was keen to see the latest development kit from Microchip, the Motor Control Starter kit. So I was interested to see how easy it is to setup and u