In the past April’s 11th, another open day took place at University of the Algarve. An initiative that received dozens of high school students, providing them with a small visit into the world of knowledge and investigation. This important informative event, plays a fundamental role divulging UAlg’s last studies and projects, allowing students to obtain relevant information that will allow them to make a good decision about their future in higher education. Continue reading Open day at UAlg
As an application of our previous post, here is a project where we used our PicPgm to program a PIC18F4550 micro-controller.
This little project is an example of a simple audio application using a PIC micro-controller. Using only digital inputs and outputs, we developed this simple piano/synthesizer with an 8 bit kind of style: Continue reading PianoPIC
eLab’s first activity was a success, we had a full house and a very positive feedback from the participants. For 4 hours we had a great team spirit, lots of fun and everybody learned without even noticing.
eLab has now an electronics recycling bin!
Anyone who has old electronic devices or small home appliances to trash can now bring them to our recycling bin. We will disassemble them and desolder all the components we can, so they can be reused later.
This way, not only you’re getting rid of the trash but at the same time you’re contributing to a bigger diversity of components available in eLab, helping the environment as well, of course!
We are proud to announce that eLab will organize its first workshop. In this workshop we will show you how to convert an ATX power supply unit (PSU) from an old computer, into a very simple Lab power supply with the most common voltages (-12V, -5V, 3.3V, 5V and 12V). Very useful for electronic beginners who are in need of a power source for designing, building and testing circuits. Each participant will have the opportunity of acquiring basic knowledge about an ATX PSU and put it to the test converting their own power supply provided by eLab.
Power over Ethernet or PoE, is the technology used for power transmission in network equipment, via network UTP cable, together with data. PoE is useful in situations when we want to connect network devices that are far away from a power source. In this situation we take advantage of the Ethernet cable, because there are 4 pairs of wires, but for the majority of networks, only 2 pairs are used for data transmission. PoE uses 2 unused twisted pairs, for electrical transmission needed to power the device. Continue reading Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Adapter