EEE in the real world 12th April 2016
An aim for the project has always been to eventually test the data logger in a real classroom. So this week I headed over Seymour Park Community Primary School to meet three Year 4 classes. There were two objectives of the visit, firstly I was challenged to inspire the children about engineering, before letting the […]
Student experience 16th March 2016
It’s finally there! This week, seven months of development finally resulted in a fully functioning completed prototype. Comprising of hardware, software, and mechanical aspects, WILFRED is now a completely usable wireless data logger. HARDWARE Unfortunately, this completion is about a month or two behind schedule. An essential component order being shipped from the US was […]
Student experience 3rd March 2016
Something I’ve always had in mind as an end goal for the project is to produce a full enclosure, completing a fully presentable prototype of the device. Despite being pushed on time; I was able to sacrifice a couple of nights watching TV to design the CAD enclosure. HOW? There’s a couple of options when […]
Student experience 22nd February 2016
Finally after a delightful 6 exams I can finally breathe a sigh of relief! Now that I’m going into the second semester of second year I unfortunately have to say goodbye to Maths modules for the rest of my degree. Of course all of my modules use maths extensively and there are still a few […]
Student experience 15th February 2016
This week has been a momentous step in the hardware side of the project. After weeks of prototyping the entire system on breadboard (some said this was impossible), the circuit is finally at a finalised stage. Weeks of slight changes, and many factors still to be decided, meant this stage has come a lot later […]
Student experience 13th February 2016
As the sun set on a predictably intense exam period, a new dawn in terms of Third Year Project presented itself. With daily lectures finished by lunch, the new term has already gifted more hours for project time than the whole of semester one combined. And I’m not the only student in this position, with […]
Student experience 1st January 2016
It’s the New Year, which marks the conclusion of the first half of 3rd Year Project. I feel now would be a great time to round off the semester by wrapping up all the successes of the project so far.
EEE in the real world 20th December 2015
Another week, and another opportunity. This time, I was invited to join a selection of University of Manchester academics and PHD students at the first of five Entrepreneurial Roadmap Sessions by the University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP) team, hosted by Ian Brookes from DNA People.
EEE in the real world 16th December 2015
When I spoke to Jon a few weeks back, he told me that if I provide an exciting product, teachers will come up with a lot of very creative ideas. This week that was proved as I pitched the concept to a group of around 30-40 enthusiastic school teachers.
Student experience 16th November 2015
The last couple of weeks on the project have been completely devoted to the first piece of assessed work, the Progress Report. Including such gems as a Literature Review, Project Plan, and Health and Safety Risk Assessment, this document is a must read. However, as much as I’d love to spend this entry talking about evaluating the severity of exploding electrolytic capacitors, I thought I’d make an effort not to put you to sleep.