Thomas Barth, born 1986, is a german teaching fellow and Ph.D. student. He studied electrical engineering in Darmstadt, Frankfurt and Helsinki and worked 7 years in industry automation before he switched to embedded systems and microelectronics. To read more about him, click here.

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Rosetta Wakeup

Yesterday was the day the spacecraft Rosetta woke up from hibernation. I was at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt to say "good morning". But step by step. Rosetta is a robotic spacecraft built and launched by the European Space Agency to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It is part of the ESA Horizon 2000 cornerstone missions...

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Oculus Rift in a nutshell

I had the chance to quickly test the Oculus Rift and I want to let you know if the rumors are right. Ocu what?!? Wikipedia says: The Oculus Rift is an upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display. It is being developed by Oculus VR, who have raised $16 million, of which $2.4 million was raised with crowdfunding via Kickstarter. ...  The kit consists of to...

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Flying Ball started

I started a new project. I do not have the time and also a lot of other projects are waiting to be continued but somehow this is very fascinating to me. Here is the idea. You have a motor mounted within a "ball" made out of depron. Its a bit like a helicopter but the...

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Trust me, I'm an engineer

I just had my oral exam about the development of the PSoC weblab. This was the last exam and so I completed my studies as a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Fachhochschule Frankfurt - University of Applied Sciences...

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