Davide's App Featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine29th August 2013
Davide's New Forest Cicada app - available for both Android and iPhone platforms - has been featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine (Summer Edition) as one of the 'three things they love'.
The NFC App in BBC Wildlife Magazine
The app uses the microphone of your smartphone to capture the sound in the surrounding environment. This sound is analysed on the phone itself to provide you with immediate feedback on whether the cicada is there or not. In both cases, if you complete a survey (by tapping on the cicada image in the detector page), the app will send a report to the project team with location and time of the survey, and the result of the cicada detection. If the app has detected an insect call that is similar to a cicada, it will also prompt you to upload a recording so that it can be analysed in more detail.
Download it for Android or iOS.
For more information, click here.
Energy Harvesting Network's Data Repository Launched13th February 2012
The Energy Harvesting Network, coordinated by myself and Prof Steve Beeby at the University of Southampton, have launched the Network's 'Data Repository' - an online catalogue for researchers worldwide to share data on ambient energy availability - for example acceleration levels, solar irradience, or wind speeds. It is hoped that, by using a common dataset, this will encourage the comparitive evaluation of energy harvesters and fuel advances in the field.
Natuarlly, the repository will only ... [more]
D4 2011 (HG WELLS): Back to the Future27th May 2011
Second-year Electronics students were presented with a testing and unusual 'time-travel' challenge in this year's Systems Design Exercise. Known to generations of students as 'D4', the project was sponsored for the second time by Detica, with components provided by TI.
Working in teams of four to six students for just 11 days, the students were asked to use state-of-the-art components to build a handheld video game system that could be taken back in time and marketed competitively in 1985. Ju... [more]