The Tech Explorations Blog

Articles about technology, learning, and making from Peter and guest bloggers

Our website is getting a facelift
Website

Our website is getting a facelift

Over the last couple of months, we've been working on a major update for our website.With this update, we aim to modernize the user interface and to make your learning experience more efficient and productive.

Read More
2 Replies
Richard Park on Network Engineering
Guest Podcast

Richard Park on Network Engineering

https://youtu.be/e56LglCCnuU Richard Park has been teaching full time for twenty years. He currently teaches college-level Network Engineering and is creating an “IoT Explorations” course for the coming school year.  Richard...
Read More
3 Replies
Alain Pannetrat, Founder of Omzlo, discusses NoCan
Education Guest Podcast

Alain Pannetrat, Founder of Omzlo, discusses NoCan

https://youtu.be/pbBT9FeS0As Alain Pannetrat is the founder of OMZLO, a company that designs, manufactures, and sells open-source hardware with a focus on wired IoT.  Alain also works as a product manager...
Read More
2 Replies
ESP32 Unleashed, a sample lecture
ESP32

ESP32 Unleashed, a sample lecture

ESP32 Unleashed is a project course. The structure of the course resembles my development process. My development process, whether it is a course, a gadget, or a book, or fixing...
Read More
2 Replies
ESP32: how to retrieve a file from the SPIFFS
ESP32

ESP32: how to retrieve a file from the SPIFFS

In ESP32 For Busy People, I have a section on the SPIFFS, the SPI file system. In this section, I show you how you can upload a file (like an...
Read More
PlatformIO + ESP32: 6 top reasons for learning it
ESP32

PlatformIO + ESP32: 6 top reasons for learning it

In this article, I write about my top six reasons why I decided to learn how to use PlatformIO (in no particular order).
Read More
New course: ESP32 Unleashed
Course ESP32

New course: ESP32 Unleashed

We are placing the final touches on a new course, titled "ESP32 Unleashed". In this course, I'll show you how to use the ESP32 dev kit to make a gadget...
Read More
17 Replies
ESP32 IoT gadget project, update 6
ESP32 News

ESP32 IoT gadget project, update 6

The previous PCB, v1.1, worked well "out of the box". But I wanted to include more information about the various pins and their roles by adding text in the silkscreen. In this post, I describe the features of the new version of the PCB.
Read More
4 Replies
My visit at wings over Illawarra, 2019
News

My visit at wings over Illawarra, 2019

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...
Read More
An interview with Wayne Stambaugh, KiCad project leader
CAD KiCad

An interview with Wayne Stambaugh, KiCad project leader

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.
Read More
1 2 3 11