Archive for the ‘IR’ 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

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Eric Lidow Passes Away, January 18, 2013   Leave a comment

I received some sad news today from EDN. Eric Lidow, one of the last true electronics pioneers – passed away on January 18. I worked for his company, International Rectifier, from 1998 to 2006, but used IR components in my electronic projects since I was a kid in elementary school. And when I was in the eighth grade, I won the Science Fair, Physical Science Category, with my “Photo Phone” – which used an International Rectifier solar cell in the receiver.

One day at the office, I received a plain envelope with just my name on it. Inside was a hand-written note from Mr. Lidow. He thanked me for “not presenting our products with too much hype.” I still have that note in my files, and will always remember his advice.

Visit the International Rectifier website, a lot of my content is still present in the archives. . .

International Rectifier

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