Electronics has always been my passion remains one of the core parts of what I do. Over the years software has played an ever increasing part of this work and these both now form the bulk of the work I have done and continue to do.
One of my clients wanted to offer a simple low cost inspection system to one of their end users. A traditional low cost inspection system would cost several thousands of pounds, they were aiming at several hundred, what about using a tablet?
The next phase has been completed, we are now collecting multiple temperature points from around the home, logging them to a MySQL server and have a basic web page to view the results.
Did you know that when you walk in to many high street stores and shopping centres (malls) there is a good chance you are being anonymously counted? I previously worked for one of the pioneers in footfall counting SPSL, now part of Ipsos.
I have been dabbling in the 'Internet of Things' for a while and have finally decided to monitor some 'things' around home. I looked around at several off the shelf items as well as a few DIY type offerings (i.e. Open Energy Monitor) but found them to be to exclusive, to expensive, to power hungry, to big or just not quite right. As I want to monitor lots of things (not sure what yet, but have lots of ideas) cost is important and so decided to do my own DIY job!
I was recently asked to design a unit to replace a standard PLC that had reached the limitations of its capabilities. The PLC is part of a bespoke system for food package inspection that fits in to a production line.