Cheap Internet Access using Recycled Smartphones

Cheap internet access using recycled smartphones, for the developing world. What do I mean by developing world exactly? Well for starters, the 2.6 Billion people, that the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) estimates, do not have Internet access. So how can recycled smartphones help? Well they are computers at heart, and can therefore be repurposed, as …

SDG4 Using LEO Satellites

SDG4 Using LEO Satellites to help achieve the UN Goal of Universal Education Access. SDG4 is part of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, of the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were announced in 2015, with a target of achieving them by 2030. SDG’s are part of a UN plan of action to end …

Defence Standard 00-600

Defence Standard 00-600 is an updated standard for Integrated Logistics Support for MOD projects. It replaces the earlier standard 00-60. Integrated Logistic Support Planning Integrated Logistic Support Planning, is often shortened to ILSP. ILSP is required by all projects. It is a live document, and therefore maintained (updated and modified) throughout the projects life cycle. …

Fibre Optic Cabling

Today, we will be discussing fibre optic cabling, which is a critical component in modern telecommunications and networking infrastructure. Fibre optic cabling is a type of cabling that is made up of thin strands of glass or plastic fibres that are designed to transmit data using light waves. Unlike traditional copper cabling, which uses electrical …

Care Robots

Care robots are robots that assist healthcare workers. Care robots are designed to carry out tasks that healthcare workers, such as nurses, normally do. Carrying out tasks using robots, frees up healthcare workers time. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2025, the world will be 15 million healthcare workers short. Automation therefore helps address …

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 supply teaching taught me about being a business entrepreneur

For five years I worked (through choice) as a supply teacher (substitute teacher in USA), in the British state school system. It taught me valuable life lessons & helped develop personal qualities in myself, that have helped in business. Resiliance Supply teaching, like business, is tough.¬† As a supply teacher, you can be ‘meeting new …

Marine Radio Equipment Installation

Marine Radio Equipment Installation on Ships Having talked with many current, and retired Electro Technical Officers (ETO), it is apparent that radio communications¬† is considred by some, a ‘Black Art’. The main two frequency bands that you will come across on a Marine vessel are HF & VHF. HF is short for High Frequency, and …

Wet three phase Induction Motor Effects

Flooded or Wet Induction Motors First of all, try not to! When designing a marine of industrial installation, you need to consider the IP, or ingress protection rating of your Induction motor. By choosing a motor with a high enough IP rating, it is possible that when you submerge your Induction Motor, nothing will happen. …

Single Phasing In Three Phase Marine Induction Motors

Single Phasing Faults In Marine & Land Induction Motors Single phasing is the term used when one of the three stator windings in an induction motor is not ‘energised’. Three reasons for this happening in a Marine (& Land) environment are:- Mechanical vibration – causing the terminal nuts to become loose, and therefore disconnecting a …