• USB TYPE C VS USB 3.1: WHAT ARE THEIR DIFFERENCES?

    Universal Serial Bus (USB) Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a port standard that has been around for close to 20 years now. USB standard defines connectors, cables and communication protocols for communication, power supply and theconnection between computers and other devices. USB has become very popular and has since replaced ...
  • TYPES OF OVERCURRENT AND PROTECTIVE DEVICES IN AC SYSTEMS

    Overcurrent Overcurrent is a situation whereby current more than the intended is passed through a conductor or an electrical circuit leading to the generation of excess heat, fire or damage to the circuit and equipment at large. There are three types of overcurrent based on their cause; Short-circuit Overcurrent Short-circuit ...
  •  Internet of Things: Solutions,Technologies and Market 2018 and Beyond

    The Internet of Things (IoT) Food producers are now capitalizing on loads of data from IoT sensors to manage the safety, quality, and distribution of food products across the globe. Healthcare is leveraging on IoT enabled trackand trace capabilities for critical equipment required during emergencies to ensure urgentpatientcare.Governments and communities ...
  • CONTROL MOTORS USING L293D AND ARDUINO

    The L293D motor driver IC A motor driver IC is an IC chip used to control motors simultaneously and in a bi-directional manner. In a robot, it acts as an interface between microprocessors and the motors. The L293D is one of the most commonly used motor drive IC’s. It is ...
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    LED’S FOR VERTICAL FARMING: THE ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE

     Vertical farming With urban agriculture gaining traction, the number of indoor growers has grown substantially. This growth can be attributed to rising of the world’s population against the dwindling size of arable lands and the water sources to support conventional farming. Traditionally, urban agriculture was characterized by greenhouse crop production. ...
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    INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSORS

    Digital signal processing Have you used your cell phone lately? How about room correction in your hi-fi system? Well then, you have already witnessed Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in play. Digital signal processing is the process of digitizing real-world signals like temperature, audio, and pressure and then manipulating them mathematically ...
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    FORMLABS TO SHIFT TO 3D PRINTING FOR MANUFACTURING

    Formlab and 3D printing Formlabs is a Boston-based startup that started off as a crowdfunded venture half a decade ago. Its first product was the Form 1. Form 1 was designed to bring down the price of stereolithographic printing to manageable levels. It was a true hack. Despite a few ...
  • CORRELATION OF ARRHENIUS BEHAVIORS IN POWER AND CAPACITY FADE IN LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

    Lithium-ion batteries Lithium-ion batteries have become the most preferred option for powering consumer electronics in the recent past. Other technologies like electronic cars are also considering adopting them as their primary means of powering their products. Lithium-ion batteries have high energy density, require very minimal maintenance and have very low ...
  • WHY DO YOU NEED A DC MOTOR CONTROLLER?

    DC motor controller Remote controlled cars are every kid’s dream toy. Well, some adults too still derive pleasure toying around with them, you can never outgrow then really. The ability to rapidly accelerate, decelerate, make crazy turns and in some instances flips, is what makes these toys worthwhile. At the ...
  • An Electronic Converter For Large Wind Turbines Will Soon be Available

    More wind power to the power grid By the close of 2016, the global wind power capacity had exceeded 486 gigawatts. This capacity is set to grow even further in 2017. As if responding to this growth, engineers and researchers from the Public University of Navarre have come up with ...