Personal Goals for Semester 1, 2017/18

I set about trying to both write up, and manage my total ideal to-do lists and calendar for this semester (up until Christmas) but once put together I discovered not just the inevitable budget deficit but also *ahem* a serious time deficit once the worst-case times were estimated - although there is an oversimplifying linearity … Continue reading Personal Goals for Semester 1, 2017/18

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Team Rafta Obscura, Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race, Saturday 17th June 2017

So a few years ago I moved to the Tollcross area of Edinburgh and discovered the annual Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race, held in Fountainbridge nearby at the end of the Edinburgh-Glasgow canal. I really enjoyed the whole thing but especially the raft race whereby local teams (the greengrocers, a group of mates, the … Continue reading Team Rafta Obscura, Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race, Saturday 17th June 2017

Intelligence, Failure and Fault

The Loch So the TV show The Loch, a sort of Scottish version of Broadchurch type crime drama, is being met with fairly mixed reviews as many are not enjoying the many glaring faults the show's writing is riddled with, particularly reliance on so many cliches and tropes. But in general I was enjoying watching … Continue reading Intelligence, Failure and Fault

IIIF 2017 Vatican Conference

For more information about the Polyanno project go to this bit of my website here. Introduction The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) annual conference was held this year in the Vatican and I was lucky enough to be able to go with the Polyanno project 7th to 9th June 2017, presenting in the afternoon of the … Continue reading IIIF 2017 Vatican Conference

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