22 May 2015

Back online!

My messy desk

This is the latest of many incarnations for my personal website. I wasn’t particularly planning to rebuild my site, but my last host Acute Networks seem to have gone out of business, and without warning everything disappeared! I managed to resurrect some of my original website content from the archives from around 2010 onward. On […]

30 Mar 2015

Protek 608 multimeter overview

Protek 608 multimeter

The Protek 608 is a 5000 count digital multimeter made by Hung Chang, who have since changed their name to GS Instruments. I’ve owned one of these since about 2009. This multimeter is now discontinued and no longer available new, although they occasionally show up on the second-hand market from forums and eBay. This DMM […]

26 Jul 2012

IDC Process Control Conference

Audience

The month the IDC Process Control Conference will be held in Brisbane Australia. Rav (Rise Technology Solutions) and I will be giving a presentation about cloud technology. Here’s the blurb: How ‘Cloud’ Technology is Revolutionising Industrial Automation The ‘Cloud’ is the new hype word in technology. Of course there is a lot of marketing and […]

2 May 2012

BlackWolf Titanium 35 backpack modifications

Check out my detailed review of this pack here. There were three issues with my new BlackWolf Titanium 35 day-pack that I was able to modify to my liking (see my previous video for a detailed review). I add a support inside the pack for my 3L Camelbak hydration bladder, re-designed and sew the compression […]

4 Apr 2012

BlackWolf Titanium 35 Backpack review

Update! See my modifications to this pack here. My review of the BlackWolf Titanium 35 day-pack. I compare it to an older generation BlackWolf bag, and a Camelbak Snobound. While the pack is good for it’s price, I do see a few frustration problems! I share my candid thoughts on these issues and my planned […]

26 Mar 2012

Home-made GPS and compass update

GPS and compass project - Breadboard prototype

After posting my project I had a number of questions online. I thought this is a good opportunity to update the blog to share more information on this project. GUI concepts I’ve made some more progress on the software side of things, mostly just playing around with the graphics display. The Nokia 3310 LCD screen […]

21 Mar 2012

Home-made GPS and compass

GPS and compass project - Breadboard prototype

This is a project I started about a week or so ago and have been working on when I find time after work. It’s a GPS and compass that temporarily uses an Arduino Nano micro-controller, Nokia 3310 screen, EM-406A SiRF III GPS receiver, and a simple (non-tilt compensated) magnetometer for compass heading. It’s obviously in […]