Notes On My Personality In The Digital Data ‘Revolution’

A while ago I had intended to write a post about my identity and all that I felt I had learned about who I am over these last few years but amongst other things it got sidelined. Then this week I was watching the second episode of the BBC documentary series Secrets of Silicon Valley … Continue reading Notes On My Personality In The Digital Data ‘Revolution’

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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: 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: 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

SED3: The Rectifier 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 The Design For maximum efficiency we are using a full wave rectifier. The two most common options for this are diode bridge rectifiers or transformer … Continue reading SED3: The Rectifier Circuit

The SED3 Project – Designing and Building a Micro Wind Turbine

Sustainable Energy Design 3 (SED3) was one of the newer but compulsory courses on my degree last year and as I am currently beginning my new dissertation project this in the one year anniversary on possibly the most amazing group project I will ever have worked on, I thought I would actually get around to … Continue reading The SED3 Project – Designing and Building a Micro Wind Turbine

PolyAnno: Translation

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here The translations are handled in essence nearly identically to the transcriptions in the project as I left it at the end of 2016, with the only real differences being in variable names. However this was not the result of merely … Continue reading PolyAnno: Translation