Just a short summary of the most important data about cable cross sections and current carrying capabilities. Please note that this article is not a substitute of looking up in your local regulations - I just keep these values here to have a quick guess at hand when thinking about such stuff.
A (short) list of manufacturers and merchants for various stuff used for hobby projects that also ship to private individuals near Austria / in Europe.
Measurement and description of the TH2025BS-1 circulator (2.4 to 2.5 GHz)
Just a collection of comments on 3D printing
The following article leads the reader through building an LoRA-WAN gateway from an iMST ic880a concentrator board and an RaspberryPi. Optionally is shows the reader how to add GPS, enable remote configuration via the tinc VPN daemon and via a TOR stealth hidden service.
Example how to flash Sonoff basic switches with custom firmware (using cli tools or the Arduino IDE)
How to get started with the STM32F401RE nucelo development board on FreeBSD with gcc and openocd
A short summary of the algorithms required for linear accelerated and decelerated stepper motor control on microcontrolers.
This article describes some of the ideas and thoughts during building my first FDM printer and which lessions have been learned from that project.
This article explains how to use an AVR as I2C slave device (basically how to set registers for the TWI controller) and how to interface that to an RaspberryPi running FreeBSD
This is the description of a small carrier board for two DRV8825 breakout boards (or compatible) that are controlled by an AVR (ATMega328p) which runs a small (linear) motion processor that gets it's commands via I2C.
A short summary on how to embed authentication and generally signing with the Austrian citizien card
A short tutorial on designing and applying digital filters.
Description of an easy way of using piezo disks as touch sensors to perform bed leveling with 3D printers or other CNC machines. This blog entry describes the most basic possible way without much external circuits (only an ATtiny13A and two resistors are used)
A short review about the T4EU1C Sonoff Switch as well as an example how to flash Sonoff basic switches with custom firmware
A short introduction into neuronal networks and backpropagation
Mini Blog-Post that describes modelling 4 digit NACA airfoil profiles in OpenJSCAD
Mini article about the measurement of capacitance with AVRs with a minimum of external components (in it's most extreme form none external components exploiting the gate capacitance of the micro-controllers input)
In this blog article I'm describing a small automated plant watering solution that's used indoor to grow basil, capsicum and chili pepper indoor.
Since it seems to be a huge mystery to many people this blog post tries to summarize some of the parts relevant to the consumer side of power grid systems.
Short blog post about the casting of a simple epoxy countertop with embedded sink.
Summary of the most basic OpAmp circuits that are usually built as well as their basic properties
A really simple colinear coaxial 1090 MHz antenna for ADS-B, one of the most simple antenna constructions that can be used to receive automatic dependent surveillance squitters using low cost software defined receivers such as DVB-T sticks.
Just a short description of what I've tried (and didn't expect to work) about the usage of 3D printed parts made out of PLA in the typical desktop FDM 3D printing process, i.e. a method to build really low cost parts at home.
Since I always have to lookup how this works in some examples or hidden deep in the manual I decided to write a short summary about linear extrude, rectangular extrude and rotate extrude
Something easy and simple. How to cut glass tubes and other glass parts using electrically heated hot wire.
Mini blog article that summarizes the build of a simple 2 mA beam current electron gun from common of the shelf components gathered from the hardware store as well as some 3D printed components.
A mini summary on how to perform impedance matching for antennas or other devices using the NanoVNA v2 together with the NanoVNASaver and SimSmith applications based on the impedance matching of an electron deflection system
Some notes on robust serial communication
A summary on a procedure on how to use a galvanic process to plate 3D printed objects made out of PLA or PET-G with copper and possibly also other metals
Sometimes it's convenient to add annotations to Grafana dashboards and panels using Grafanas flexible HTTP API instead of writing them into a database and fetching them from there using Annotation queries. Since I lacked a complete example and it took me some minutes to find out how this works this blog post summarizes the process.
Mini summary on how to use the AD7705 with Atmel AVRs
A short summary on the workings of photodiodes, how one can interface them to simple electronics and a simple amplifier circuit
Short summary on how to build a small 6 kV power supply using an 2.1 kV microwave oven transformer, two of the accompanying capacitors and a bunch of diodes that is capable of delivering a little bit more than half a kilowatt of power
This article is a mini summary of the steps that have been required to migrate from the v2 to the v3 stack of the things network, a community driven LoRA-WAN backend solution.
A summary on a procedure on how to use a galvanic process to plate copper (and other metallic surfaces) with gold using a galvanic bath
Short dive into the basics of PID loops
A summary how to implement the logarithmic and exponential function using operational amplifiers - and how to use this to build simple mixers when combining with a simple summation amplifier
A short summary on how to control the Korad KA3005P power supply using Python as well as some simple samples on how to use my own control library
Simple project that provides a digitally controllable linear current source up to 500 mA powered from a rectified 230V to 12V transformer. The whole current source is bias-able to high voltage (-2 kV in this case) by opto isolating it's serial communication path
This article summarizes some experiments using a simple 450nm laser diode on a 3D printer for some basic laser cutting and engraving in paper, plywood and other simple to cut materials.
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Spielauer, Wien (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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