Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 14/07/2015 - 00:00
We’ve all heard of or experienced computer security problems with our computers and perhaps, even PLCs and your SCADA system. Ranging from viruses chomping your database to sophisticated denial of service attacks on your industrial and office network from someone based in the depths of West Waziristan.
Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 30/06/2015 - 00:00
In the past two years, there has been a huge jump in the use of drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) throughout the world. Have you thought what you could do with one of these to enhance your next engineering project?
Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 23/06/2015 - 00:00
Over 120 years ago, the venerable, and brilliant Nikola Tesla claimed that it was possible to transmit power around the world using a system of towers and balloons and was backed financially by a few of the early venture capitalist types to make it happen.
Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 02/06/2015 - 00:00
With all the travails of regular power interruptions in South Africa; we are again reminded of the tried and tested diesel generator being the workhorse we all turn to for a consistent power supply for small to medium requirements.
Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 00:00
No matter what your engineering discipline - you would have learnt about Ohm’s Law at some time or other (even at school). Herewith a simple application question which tests your conceptual knowledge. I posed this a few years ago and have brought it back somewhat modified.