Early in May, Leo, Ari, and myself drove south, to the regional airport at Albion Park. It was a special day. Aircraft, old and new, were on display. On the ground, and in the air. This was our second visit. The first one was last year. Wings Over Illawarra is perhaps the best airshow in […]
KiCad, which started as a private project by Jean-Pierre Charras, an Academic at IUT de Grenoble in 1992 (just a couple of years after the Web was born!!!), is now the PCB design tool of choice for thousands of professional engineers and hobbyists.
Wayne, a self taught programmer, is the current leader for the KiCad project. He was one of the first contributors to the project when he joined in 2006. If fact, it was a team of three: Jean-Pierre Charras (the original creator), Dick Hollenbeck (the first project leader), and Wayne.
A couple of months ago, we drove out in the open plains of Sydney’s west to watch members of the NSW Rocketry Association launch their rockets. Here’s some snapshots from that event: And a video from a launch: There, I met George Katz, an Electrical Engineer and a water rocket man. George, after a career […]
My new ESP32 course is almost ready, and I am very excited! 🤩 I just finished working on the promotional video. You can learn more about the contents of “ESP32 for Busy People” here. Enjoy! PS1. I’ve added the script below the video. PS2. Please post your comments below, I’m eager to hear from you […]
Here’s another video of my new ESP32 course, “ESP32 For Busy People”. In this video, I provide more information about the content of the course. This should give you a better understanding of what to expect in it. Please note: at the end of the video, I mention several videos that you can watch in the first […]
In my last project update, I wrote about the PCB I designed on KiCad. These prototype boards are manufactured by PCBWay.The purpose of this PCB is:To move the project from the breadboard to a reliable platform (no loose wires!)To make it easier to experiment and learn with the ESP32 as I found that the breadboard […]
We implemented a couple of new features that students have been asking for. The first one is called “Lecture autocomplete”. It saves you time by marking a lecture as complete automatically. Prior to this update, you had to click on the “Mark Complete” button. Very often, students just forgot to do this, and this left the […]
We are putting in the final touches for our new ESP32 course, titled “ESP32 for Busy People”. About the title… I was struggling to come up with one that reflected the character of the course and the intended audience. I designed this course for people who are already familiar with the Arduino, but feel that their […]
A few months ago, we begun the process to move Tech Explorations to a new website. We made this decision for several reasons. The most important one is that we realised that our old website, although it has served us well over the years, was limited in a few important areas. For example, we were unable to […]
On March 15 I had the pleasure of having a conversation about entrepreneurship, science and CERN with Ranveig Strøm. Ranveig is a Entrepreneurship Development Officer at the Knowledge Transfer Group (IPT-KT) at CERN. In that role, she is responsible for developing a culture of entrepreneurship at CERN, helping entrepreneurs in the startup process, facilitating for high-tech entrepreneurship through […]