3rd May 2017 | By:

Motorised Blinds

Although sunshine is considered to be a relatively rare commodity in London, and is almost always welcomed, it has also been the source of a long-standing frustration. Being a light sleeper, I have often struggled with the amount of light… Continue

30th December 2015 | By:

Strain Gauges [PART 1 – Strain Definition]

This series of posts will cover the fundamental principles of strain gauges, and provide a brief introduction of how they work and how they can be used. Measuring strain is a very basic necessity for a wide range of engineering… Continue

24th December 2015 | By:

Strain Gauges [PART 2 – The Sensor]

The first part of this series covered the definition of strain, and provided a very basic description of the deformation that a member goes through under uniaxial tension/compression. This post will focus on how strain measurements can be taken exactly… Continue

23rd December 2015 | By:

Why do kettles make so much noise?

The electric kettle is one of the most frequently used appliances – at least here in the UK – and yet few people ever question where the sound comes from when we put some water to boil. Sure, when the… Continue

23rd August 2015 | By:

Introduction to Aerodynamics [Part 2].

In the previous post we learned about the basic definition of Aerodynamics and the Bernoulli’s principle, on this second part, we are going to learn about a very interesting concept called the boundary layer. The boundary layer is the closest… Continue