Solar PV and the DataDuino

As I have detailed in a previous blog post, I have set up a DataDuino on to my off-grid solar power system. This measures the battery voltage, along with the outdoor and indoor temperatures. The voltage data will help me understand how much energy is going into and being drawn from the battery. My off-grid … more

Printed Circuit Board workshop

I recently ran a ‘how to make a Printed Circuit Board’ workshop at Nottingham Hackspace. I decided to design a simple Arduino-style prototyping board for everyone to make. This PCB was quite simple and single sided. There is a small area for prototyping and the correct connections are available to add standard Arduino shields. Here … more

Solar workshop for EWB and Royal Academy of Engineering

For the past four years I have been working with Engineers Without Borders UK to provide a training workshop for the Royal Academy of Engineering. A number of modules have been developed to engage undergraduate engineers with the challenges of international development. I developed a hands-on practical solar PV workshop, which is used on the … more

Solar workshop with EWB Sheffield

Following on from workshops I have done recently at Engineers Without Borders Edinburgh and with the Royal Academy of Engineering, I recently ran another solar PV workshop with EWB Sheffield. Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK) is a student run organisation trying to connect engineers with the field of international development. They do this through placements, … more