TAMI Part 3: Kinematic and FEA Simulation

For once, I have actually decided to be proactive regards to actually writing software (shock horror!). I decided as I’m going to be using a PI for this project, I should probably learn Python finally. It also gave me a good reason to figure using FEA within FreeCAD, something I’ve been meaning to do for […]

STM32F0 Simple Boost Converter

Having changed my degree title from Electronic engineering to Electrical and Electronic engineering, means that I have to take some power modules. While I don’t find mass power transfer particularly inspiring (HVDC links, the grid and power networks blah blah blah), I find small power conversions pretty interesting, the low power stuff that enables us […]

Return of the HMCU…

Well! It turns out I’m coming to the end of my work placement (booo!) but boy have I learnt a lot. A lot of my work consisted of writing VHDL, along with testing its functionality in a simulation environment. I’ve learnt about text file parsing, different methods of structuring your VHDL code, along with good […]

STM32F0 Capacitance meter!

Yet another project with my STM32F0 discovery board… A simple capacitance meter! The value of capacitance can be determined by the time that it takes for a capacitor to charge through the resistor. A precise way to do this would involve using two comparators, 4 precision resistors (three for a precise biasing source and one […]