The Extreme Sports Life on a Low Budget

My Mum bought me for Christmas this year one of those many "write a list" books that are popular at the moment, this one being "My Future Listography" specifically. In essence it is a dedicated notebook for assembling bucket lists. I assume part of the reasoning for this gift was my love of lists, and … Continue reading The Extreme Sports Life on a Low Budget

Engine Flow Measurements in Test Bed Design for Small Marine Diesel Engines

So for my Mechanical Engineering Group Project 4 research course (Semester 1 2016/2017 at the University of Edinburgh), I was in a group assigned the project of developing a test bed suitable for testing small marine diesel engines. The overall group project was aiming to develop a theoretical design and feasability report for a small … Continue reading Engine Flow Measurements in Test Bed Design for Small Marine Diesel Engines

SED3: The Complete Circuit

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Final Circuit Design Manufacturing Charging Circuit Breadboards are only designed for microelectronics prototyping and not typically for power electronics, and so although we are only … Continue reading SED3: The Complete Circuit

SED3: Initial Research and Planning

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Project Planning Technical Basics and Initial Research Working as a team of six, we planned, designed, manufactured, and assembled a working vertical, axis wind turbine. … Continue reading SED3: Initial Research and Planning

SED3: The State of Charge Measurement

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here The Battery We are charging 12V leisure lead acid battery. The two biggest concerns in charging a lead acid battery are: Overcharging – this causes … Continue reading SED3: The State of Charge Measurement

SED3: The Voltage Regulator

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here So that you can manage calculations for the divider you need to know the value of the input voltage and to do this you need … Continue reading SED3: The Voltage Regulator

SED3: And The Rest Of It…

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here I personally wasn't really involved with the research, design, and development of the turbine and tower. However I did help out a little bit practically … Continue reading SED3: And The Rest Of It…

SED3: The Battery Management System

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Charging and Discharging Batteries We are charging 12V leisure lead acid battery. The two biggest concerns in charging a lead acid battery are: Overcharging – … Continue reading SED3: The Battery Management System

SED3: The Control System

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Overall System The control system is designed to monitor variables across the overall system and feedback so as to improve and optimise the outputs. The … Continue reading SED3: The Control System

Endeavour, Morse, and Lewis Playlist

Basically, (opera) music is a big part of the Inspector Morse TV series and although there have been several soundtrack albums of various collections, no one has a more consistent and complete soundtrack playlist on Spotify so I decided to make one entitled "Thursday, Morse, Lewis, & Hathaway" in honour of the successive fictional Detective … Continue reading Endeavour, Morse, and Lewis Playlist