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Experiment: Satellite Hunting for Optus 10 (164 degrees East)

By now, I think it’s clear that I’ve got a bit of an interest in electronics and most things RF related. As a result, I spend a bit of time trying to grab signals of various sorts, be it regular … Continue reading

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Project: Audio Induction Loop Receiver (Part 3: More Sydney Trains)

In the previous part, I had began a small project to collect samples of digital voice announcements from Sydney Trains Millenium and Warratah sets. In fact, I had continued to collect more samples just out of my own interest, but … Continue reading

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Project: Audio Induction Loop Receiver (Part 2: Sydney Trains DVA Collection)

In the last part, I decided to design and build myself an audio induction loop receiver. Part of this was just out of pure curiosity as to what sort of signals exist in the electromagnetic spectrum at audio frequencies, but … Continue reading

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Project: Audio Induction Loop Receiver (Part 1)

In daily life, you might have come across signs like this, with a picture of an ear, and the letter T on them. Maybe you didn’t think any more about them, as an average person with perfectly good hearing – … Continue reading

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Project: 20th Anniversary Pentium G3258 – Part 2: Overclocking & Benching

As an engineer, I get excited whenever I have any form of optimization to perform. Overclocking is a kind of optimization, depending on how you do it – in this case it’s attempting to extract the maximum clock rate, with … Continue reading

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Project: 20th Anniversary Pentium G3258 – Part 1: The Nostalgia & the Parts

It’s not often in technology that something lasts a good 20 years, but it seems, the Pentium name is one of them. To celebrate this, Intel released a special Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 in mid-2014 based on the … Continue reading

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Exploration: Improving Power Bank Ripple Performance

Those who have been following along in my power bank testing articles will note that the vast majority that I have looked at have hardly been impressive. Some things seem rather fixed – for example, the voltage regulation which is … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback (& Experiment): Fujifilm DLTtape IV Cartridge

Thanks to one of my friends at the university, while I was out of action due to my ankle, he managed to save me quite a few “old” things that were thrown out. One of them was this – a … Continue reading

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Project: Analyze Infrared Remote Signals with PiFace Control and Display

As part of being selected for the element14 RoadTest of the XBMC kit, I was also provided a PiFace Control and Display for some reviewing. As you can appreciate, it’s been very much busy on my end, and my inability … Continue reading

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My Last DSE Kit: The Story of How I Got into Electronics

Since I’ve started the blog, the majority of my posts have always focused on the technical aspects of different products and items. But increasingly, I feel, it’s also valuable to provide a personal perspective to the posts, so I have … Continue reading

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Reverse-Engineering & Emulating the Kogan Active-Shutter 3D TV IR Protocol

In an earlier post, I looked at the provided active-shutter 3D glasses from Kogan and aftermarket compatible glasses which can be used with their TVs. A key sticking point of that article was that different TVs often use different synchronization … Continue reading

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Project: Read, Collect & Decode SD Card CSD Register Data

As a followup to yesterday’s post of collecting and decoding the Card Identification Register data from various SD cards, I couldn’t resist the challenge to try and decipher the Card Specific Data Register (CSD). Interestingly, I pored over datasheets for … Continue reading

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Teardown and Project: Clone Nikon ML-L3 IR Remote and Emulation

Users of Nikon cameras, including the D3200, have had several choices for remote triggering. The use of a wired remote is traditional, with infrared (IR) remotes being common accessories for many and Wi-Fi just becoming the latest craze. The Product … Continue reading

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Project: Building a DVB-T TV Tuner Server with mumudvb

Building yourself a TV tuner server is definitely not a new thing for me. In fact, I did this almost precisely one year ago with mumudvb. Since then, I have learnt a few bits of wisdom and needed to start … Continue reading

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Project: A long fogotten Syquest cartridge visits …

The Contact It’s always interesting when readers contact me. Most days, it’s just spam and companies who manufacture things in China wanting my business. But this was different. I received this genuine e-mail from Mark on 12th June which said … Continue reading

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Project: ADSBpi with dump1090

Just this week, I managed to pick up two Raspberry Pi Model B boards and Multicomp clear cases from element14. I already had something in mind for one of the two RPis – as an ADS-B server. If you aren’t … Continue reading

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Project: Arduino Clock with DVD Player LED Display

A while ago, an Aldi DVD player with a dead laser pickup landed on my desk. Not being economically worth repairing, it was to be scrapped anyhow. I found the front panel had a potted LED module – so I … Continue reading

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