Design Process When Designing Products

Product Design Process The product design process can be applied to any product type. Brief In the initial stages a brief will be produced. The brief is basically what you want the product design to achieve. For example when I worked in the Space Industry, our core product was military defence satellites Without giving away […]


Zigbee Developed by Zigbee Alliance IEEE 802.15.4 based specification High level communication protocols Used to create Personal Area Networks (PAN) Uses small low power digital radios Typically used for home automation, medical device data collection, other projects requiring low power & low bandwidth Conceived in 1995, standardised in 2003, revised in 2006 Features of Zigbee […]

Washing Machine Repair Fault Finding

Washing Machine Repair Fault Finding Last Sunday while our Washing Machine was going through its washing cycle, the electrics tripped. The first thing I tried was to reset the RCD, but it would not reset. This was because a ‘leakage’ fault between the ‘line’ wire and the earth connection still existed. So it was time […]

LoRaWAN architecture and uses in Sensing

Lora-wan architecture LoraWAN architecture is a narrowband wireless communications technology. It is commonly used in the Internet of Things (IOT), to transmit data from remotely located sensors (known as sensor nodes). Data from the sensors is then received by what is known as the ‘Gateway’. The Gateway is a device that receives the data from […]

Satellite Dish Installation Tips

Satellite Dish Installation Tips Installing a satellite dish at your home or business premises is not as difficult than you might think. This article is focused on installation of satellite dishes receiving television signals from Geostationary Satellites. Satellite System Components To receive television signals from a satellite, you will need:- A satellite dish An LNB […]


What is MQTT Used For in IOT? MQTT is short for MQ Telemetry Transport, and is a messaging protocol used in the Internet Of Things (IOT) systems. It is very simple and lightweight messaging protocol, designed for devices with limited processing power and low-bandwidth, high-latency or unreliable networks. MQTT was designed to minimise network bandwidth […]

Sensors for the Internet of Things – a guide

Sensors for the Internet of Things – a guide Sensors are one of three main components of an Internet of Things, or IOT for short, system. The first stage in an IOT system, are the sensors, which collect the environmental data. Using automatic IOT Sensors , not only saves employing staff to manually take readings, […]

What Is Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 is a phrase that you will increasing hear in business manufacturing, but what exactly is it? According to Wikipedia it is the following:- “Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing. Industry 4.0 creates […]

Internet of Things Training Courses

IOT – Internet of Things Training Courses I have been involved in technical training for many years, and for the last couple of years have been involved with the Internet Of Things. The Internet of Things, or IOT for short is part fo the next Internet revolution. If you think of the first Internet revolution […]

Lorawan Server

What is lorawan Lorawan is a wireless wide area network technology, based on Lora  narrowband  Spread Spectrum technology. What Does a Lorawan Server Do A lorawan server is in the Internet Cloud, and processes data received from  remote field sensors (measuring environmental factors), which are known as nodes. The data from the nodes is received […]