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Appendix B: Class Designation Letters

This document is part of a series. The topic of each appendix in this series is explained below. Please use these links to access each one. Have questions? please post it in the discussion box at the bottom of this email. You may contact the author, Larry Joy, via email at lawrence_joy at...
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Mining Bitcoin... on a Raspberry Pi

If you are wondering how to mine Bitcoin on your Raspberry Pi (is it at all possible?), watch this video. Below we summarise the command needed to do so. Before mining Bitcoin, you must join a mining pool and install the CPUMiner-multi software on your Raspberry Pi. I show how to do this in the...
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How to copy text into Vim

In this article you are will learn how to paste code or text inside the Vim editor from an external file. The instructions below work on the popular Putty client for Windows. Look further down for more generic instructions, including how to copy code into Vim without changing its formatting...
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Reference Designations For Electrical And Electronics Parts And Equipment

This document is part of a series. The topic of each appendix in this series is explained below. Please use these links to access each one. Have questions? please post it in the discussion box at the bottom of this email. You may contact the author, Larry Joy, via email at lawrence_joy at...
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Tech Explorations Update: Kicad and autorouting a 4-layer board, baud rate, diversity of thought in STEM and indigenous education, and teaching entertainment.

Kicad and autorouting a 4-layer board, baud rate, diversity of thought in STEM and indigenous...
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What is "baud"?

The unit "baud" is the speed of communication between the two devices. Your computer and the Arduino talk via the USB/TTL (serial) interface. There are a few parameters that control this communication, but all of them are standardized (so you don't have to worry about them) except for the...
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Stemiverse 0047 - Dr. Linda McIver on the importance of Data Science in education

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 47. In this episode, Peter talks with Dr. Linda McIver. Sorry, your browser does not seem to support the audio player. Please consider upgrading to the latest Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser. Dr. Linda McIver...
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Stemiverse 0046 - Jesse King on indigenous STEM and diversity of thought

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 46. In this episode, Peter and Marcus talk with Jesse King. Sorry, your browser does not seem to support the audio player. Please consider upgrading to the latest Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser. Jesse is a...
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How to use FreeRouting to route a 4-layer board

How to use FreeRouting to route a 4-layer board_1.mp4 [00:00:00] Hi it's Peter here from Tech Explorations. Now as you may know I'm working on a book for Kicad and in this book I cover a lot of nice features in Kicad 5. And of course a lot of general PCB computer aided design issues to help...
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Stemiverse 0045 - Sanjin Dedic on mechatronics, mining, and creating educational resources

In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Sanjin Dedic. Sorry, your browser does not seem to support the audio player. Please consider upgrading to the latest Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser. Sanjin has a B.Eng in Mechatronic Systems majoring in Robotics and...
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