The Tech Explorations Blog

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

KiCad Conference 2019 – Ticket draw and lucky winner
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KiCad Conference 2019 – Ticket draw and lucky winner

It is now March 31, and time to draw the lucky winner of the raffle. The winner will get a free ticket to the first ever KiCad conference.Please watch the...
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KiCad Conference 2019 – Want to go? (Win a ticket!)
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KiCad Conference 2019 – Want to go? (Win a ticket!)

KiCad has its own conference! In April 26 and 27, the 1st KiCad Conference (KiCon), will take place in Chicago. Tech Explorations is a proud sponsor of the conference, and...
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ESP32 IoT project update 4
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ESP32 IoT project update 4

 Today I received my ESP32 Devkit breakout from PCBWay (thank you to them for their support). I designed this breakout because I needed an easy, jumper wire-free, way to...
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KiCad 5 – How to align and distribute multiple footprints in Pcbnew
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KiCad 5 – How to align and distribute multiple footprints in Pcbnew

Hi!A question that I received from a student of KiCad Like a Pro Second Edition, is how to align components, or I should say, footprints in Pcbnew so that they...
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ESP32 IoT project update 3
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ESP32 IoT project update 3

In the week since my last update, I have made several modifications and additions to my project. Here's what my ESP32 gadget contains: A ESP32 WROOM-32 Dev Kit v4 A...
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An interview with Jeff Wiener, CERN
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An interview with Jeff Wiener, CERN

Last week I had an awesome conversation with Jeff Wiener. Jeff is a staff scientist, managing CERN's national and international teacher training programmes and investigating teachers' conceptions of particle physics. Our...
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Understanding The Python SQLite3 Query Process
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Understanding The Python SQLite3 Query Process

My Raspberry Pi Full Stack Backend The Internet is comprised from an odd collection of hardware devices, software programs (code), and networking components connected together over the air and through...
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Resources for your first steps with AVR C++ and writing awesome C
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Resources for your first steps with AVR C++ and writing awesome C

The world of embedded devices is dominated by C and its derivatives, primarily C++. These days, very few people learn C as their first language. In most cases, a new...
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Reason to Think
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Reason to Think

By Peter Ellerton Queensland Studies Authority The defining aspect of these secular times must surely be the call to base our behaviour as a species on evidence-based reasoning, and it’s certainly...
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A new home for Tech Explorations
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A new home for Tech Explorations

This website is a platform on which we are building an awesome learning experience for our students. A connected, interactive, social learning experience. A Maker Education-style experience. Let me explain... When...
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