Hackaday & Electronica Munich

At 13.11.14 there was an embedded workshop and the hackaday price party in munich/germany. This was the first hackaday price, you could send in your hardware hacks and the winner got a trip to space (or the equivalent money). But first things first. The hackaday party was in munich because of electronica. Electronica is a...

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ESP8266 Security

I will soon write a bit about what the ESP8266 is, how to use it and what I have developed on that platform. In the meantime you might want to check my standalone ESP8266 smart meter project. In a nutshell the ESP8266 is a WiFi module which can act as AP or Station and can...

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Capacitive Joystick Prototype

While I contributed to Active Games at Frankfurt University this year I digged a bit deeper into the capabilities of Cypress PSoC 4. I already played a bit with the capsense feature to realize touch-buttons or sliders. This time I went for the proximity sensor. I started by connecting a single wire to the PSoC4 and enable...

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Active Games 2014

This year the embedded digital processing intensive project will take place at Frankfurt-University of applied sciences  I will be there to support you developing the next generation computer-input device. If you are a undergraduate student of FU, apply now!   Active Games IP is an Erasmus Intensive Programme planned for 2013-2015. It is coordinated by...

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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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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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