Archive for the ‘DIY’ Tag

Intelligent Infrared Sensors at Bay Area Maker Faire 2014   Leave a comment

 

University of California, Davis engineering students  Sam Dawson (left) and Andrew Chung (right) demonstrate their engineering project at the Bay Area Maker Faire. The microprocessors in each box are equipped with infrared sensors and emitters that “talk” to each other and glow different colors to indicate their relationships to another box.

The project provided hands-on experience in both hardware and software to supplement lectures and textbook learning.

Watch the video on YouTube Channel KH6WZ.

For more information on the UC Davis Engineering programs, visit

The Davis Adaptive RF Technology (DART) Lab

UC Davis College of Engineering – Electrical and Computer Engineering

2014 UC Davis Picnic Day

 

Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio

Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

CEO Dave Sumner Plugs Ham Radio and DIY on Urgent Communications Site   Leave a comment

ARRL CEO David Sumner – K1ZZ – wrote a great story on Amateur Radio and the hands-on experience this technical hobby – and free public service – provides.  Click here to go to the Urgent Communications story. . . .

But – Dave did not mention what’s going on on the ham radio microwave bands. Click here to visit the San Bernardino Microwave Society (SBMS) and the 50 MHz and Up Group and the North Texas Microwave Society (NTMS)  to see what we are doing on the frequencies way up there. . .

Great Article on Ham Radio Heroes Today!   Leave a comment

Nov. 29, 2012 by Glenn Bischoff in Urgent Matters

Ham radio, public service and super storm Sandy. . .

One fact in Glenn’s article needs correction:

ARRL is the American Radio Relay League. I worked there in Newington, CT many years ago…

Singing the Praises of Unsung Heroes