The Tech Explorations Blog

Articles about technology, learning, and making from Peter and guest bloggers

An interview with Wayne Stambaugh, KiCad project leader
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An interview with Wayne Stambaugh, KiCad project leader

KiCad, which started as a private project by Jean-Pierre Charras, an Academic at IUT de Grenoble in 1992 (just a couple of years after the Web was born!!!), is now the PCB design tool of choice for thousands of professional engineers and hobbyists. Wayne, a self taught programmer, is the current leader for the KiCad project. He was one of the first contributors to the project when he joined in 2006. If fact, it was a team of three: Jean-Pierre Charras (the original creator), Dick Hollenbeck (the first project leader), and Wayne.
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Podcast interview with George Katz from AirCommand Rockets
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Podcast interview with George Katz from AirCommand Rockets

https://youtu.be/2HEyL0-ocjk George Katz discusses rocketry and engineering with Peter Dalmaris A couple of months ago, we drove out in the open plains of Sydney's west to watch members of the...
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ESP32 for Busy People
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ESP32 for Busy People

My new ESP32 course is almost ready, and I am very excited! 🤩I just finished working on the promotional video. You can learn more about the contents of "ESP32 for Busy...
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ESP32 For Busy People: What is this course about?
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ESP32 For Busy People: What is this course about?

Here's another video of my new ESP32 course, "ESP32 For Busy People".In this video, I provide more information about the content of the course. This should give you a better...
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ESP32 IoT project update 5
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ESP32 IoT project update 5

In my last project update, I wrote about the PCB I designed on KiCad. These prototype boards are manufactured by PCBWay.The purpose of this PCB is:To move the project from...
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New features: Lecture autocomplete and course progression transcript
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New features: Lecture autocomplete and course progression transcript

We implemented a couple of new features that students have been asking for. The first one is called "Lecture autocomplete". It saves you time by marking a lecture as complete automatically....
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ESP32 for Busy People: Make an BLE client, an example
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ESP32 for Busy People: Make an BLE client, an example

We are putting in the final touches for our new ESP32 course, titled "ESP32 for Busy People". About the title... I was struggling to come up with one that reflected...
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The new Tech Explorations web site is officially “Open”!
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The new Tech Explorations web site is officially “Open”!

A few months ago, we begun the process to move Tech Explorations to a new website. We made this decision for several reasons. The most important one is that we...
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An interview with Ranveig Strøm: entrepreneurship at CERN
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An interview with Ranveig Strøm: entrepreneurship at CERN

On March 15 I had the pleasure of having a conversation about entrepreneurship, science and CERN with Ranveig Strøm. Ranveig is a Entrepreneurship Development Officer at the Knowledge Transfer Group (IPT-KT) at CERN....
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KiCad Conference 2019 – Ticket draw and lucky winner
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KiCad Conference 2019 – Ticket draw and lucky winner

It is now March 31, and time to draw the lucky winner of the raffle. The winner will get a free ticket to the first ever KiCad conference.Please watch the...
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