Posted on May 19th, 2015 15 comments
The EEVblog Lab had a HD Dropcam so that people could watch what was happening live in the lab. It worked well enough, but then Dropcam changed their terms and conditions and wanted to merge with Nest (who bought them). This was bothering Dave so the search for an alternative began.
Surprising, there are very few options on the market that:
a) Allow low frame rates in order to reduce upload bandwidth (The lab ISP has a monthly bandwidth cap)
b) Are low enough power and work completely autonomously
c) Don’t cost an arm and a leg
d) Provide the ability to embed the stream into a public website so people could watch without having to go another site.
We had spare Logitech webcams (UVC ones should work fine, H264) which were that would provide good image performance, so it was simply a matter of finding a hardware and software solution to match. A Logitech C905 was used in the final solution even though we had better C920’s, they will be saved for use as the live show cameras.
Posted on April 2nd, 2015 7 comments
The Google Brain project with 1000 servers (16,000 cores) simulating a model of a brain with a billion synapses analysed 10,000,000 200×200 images over 3 days from Youtube,
and out pops Dave’s head!
Posted on March 26th, 2015 20 comments
25 years in the making, the bible of electronics is now in it’s 3rd edition.
That is all.
Posted on March 16th, 2015 5 comments
A time lapse installation video of Dave’s 3kW home solar power system using LG MonoX panels.
Posted on January 29th, 2015 12 comments
A new edition of the bible is almost here, after a 25 year wait!
You can pre-order it now on Amazon, for April 30th release. And if you want to help support the blog, then please use THIS LINK and I get a small cut, doesn’t cost you anything.
And yes, from all reports you will want to keep your 2nd edition, as this one, whilst having tons of new stuff, doesn’t have everything from the old edition.
And yes, there will new new student manual called Learning the Art of Electronics. This is slated for publication around August 2015.