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Talk at NAM2015

Here are the slides from my talk on BiSON Performance during “The Variable Sun” session at the 2015 National Astronomy Meeting in Lllandudno, Wales, UK.

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Free spreadsheets!

I’m pleased to announce that my rotorcraft spreadsheets are now available under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Home Automation: An Intelligent Thermostat

Almost six months ago I posted an article on reverse engineering the communication protocol of a Worcester-Bosch DT10RF wireless thermostat using a soundcard as a logic analyser. Now that we are well into winter, I can report on the progress and effectiveness of the project.

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More SATA adapter fires!

Following my post last year about the Molex-SATA adapter fire in my home-cinema PC, many people have contacted me telling me about their similar experiences.

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Making a soundcard logic analyser.

Have you ever needed to capture a logic signal to check that your Arduino or Raspberry Pi project is doing what it’s supposed to be doing, but you don’t have an oscilloscope? Or maybe you do have a ‘scope but it doesn’t have a storage mode, so the signal goes past far too quickly to see.

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