So you’ve decided that you want to start working with FPGAs in your projects. I highly support this decision. FPGAs are amazing devices that are highly underutilized despite their power to transform designs. Your first step is to determine what size of an FPGA you want, and what additional features you’re going to need to… Continue reading Getting Started with FPGAs
Spending a little time making a 3D printed plant cover for my supervisor. A fun little project to distract me from the writing assignments I created this based on some memories of pictures and a rough dimensional drawing. It will almost definitely need a few revisions in order to make it a functional version.
Well, with Covid-19 leaving everyone in an out and out panic there is a finite silver lining in the lack of people in public spaces. Why hide away in a corner when you can study in the middle of chinook mall and not be overwhelmed by the noise of the area. Now my getting distracted… Continue reading Cinnzeo Studying
Well If you didn’t know I’m in Grad School… It’s a multi-year endeavor and occasionally it can feel like I’m making no progress as the goals are so far in the future. So I made this loading bar using an adafruit e-ink raspberry pi hat and a raspberry pi zero. It’s a fairly simple little… Continue reading One day project. Grad School Tracker
Today for work I needed to gather current consumption information for the Raspberry Pi Camera V2. Not in relation to the increased current consumption when processing the video for the system as a whole (Which has been quoted elsewhere on the net as ~200mA – 250mA I cannot confirm this), but for the board itself.… Continue reading Current consumption measurements
So doing an engineering degree shifts your perspective on the world. Where an ordinary person can look at something without analyzing it for improvements, or get frustrated at something without wanting to beat up the person who designed it, an engineer can’t. A bad design, a difficult system, a frustrating rule, doesn’t matter. They’re all… Continue reading The importance of thoughtful design
As an electrical engineer, it is easy to see solvable hardware problems where there aren’t any. It’s the classic case of when all you have is a hammer, and everything is a nail. Sadly, however, it is rare that a hardware solution is truly the most appropriate, and when it is, there is often existing… Continue reading When to make a Hardware Design!
So the decade is over, and my undergraduate degree is over. I’m on track for my master’s degree. A few plans in place for the coming year… Project UM… (Upgrade Me). My version of a new year’s resolution. Every day make some form of an upgrade to my personal or professional life. Improving my organization,… Continue reading 2020 A New Year!
I’ve been doing various small projects since my first year in Engineering but haven’t previously had a place to post them anywhere but my youtube account.