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My last post talked about some local technology, emphasising the combination of old tech and new tech to help solve a problem. I guess that like most counties, Sussex has other examples of old and new technology applied to, if not identical then similar problems. An example of this came to mind when, as part of our programme of public talks we welcomed ... read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Jun 10, 2018 10:15 am BST
Solutions to real-world problems are often simple and a combination of high-tech and low-tech approaches. read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network May 27, 2018 11:24 am BST
The IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society UK and Ireland Chapter are holding an EMC event at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre on Wednesday18th April 2018. read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Apr 13, 2018 6:20 pm BST
Most people find it difficult to embrace change, and engineers volunteering to help run a local network are no exception. However, the world is changing around us and we need to run just to keep up. On the other hand, there are some things associated with the Sussex Local Network that we don’t want to change, at least for the time being, because they work ... read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Sep 26, 2017 8:06 pm BST
The last of our 'schools' events this year is at the West Sussex Scout and Guide International Camp taking place at the South of England Showground at Ardingly. We have agreed to run a number of half-hour sessions for children aged between 10 and 15 years on Tuesday 8th August and Thursday 10th August. For the first time we will be trying the IET ... read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Jun 17, 2017 12:09 pm BST
The talk on Tuesday 18th April at Brighton University was about Bloodhound SSC, the car designed to travel at 1000 mph! The slides used by Chris Rickard, who is part of the build team, contained photos and information that is available on the Bloodhound website ( http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/ ). The book about Bloodhound (and other items) are also ... read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Apr 24, 2017 8:21 pm BST
We are looking for someone to volunteer a little of their time to provide assistance to the Sussex Local Network Treasurer, perhaps with a view to taking over the role in the future if necessary.   The Sussex LN Treasurer does not handle any cash (we don’t have our own bank account) but ensures that various payment are made by the IET from their ‘bank’.   The ... read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Nov 15, 2016 12:15 pm GMT
Award for Outstanding Contribution   This award is to be given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution, over a number of years, to the operation of the IET Sussex Local Network. This contribution may be in any of the recognised activities of the Sussex Local Network.     Nominations can be made at any time by any member of the IET Sussex ... read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Oct 9, 2016 12:17 pm BST
Schools Activities IET members who are STEM Ambassadors organise and take part in school events in association with STEM Sussex. This was the 2016/17 programme: Date Event Venue 28th September Control Technology Workshop Lancing College Prep School, Hove 30th September Control Technology Workshop Lancing College Prep ... read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Oct 9, 2016 11:38 am BST
'Seeing the Invisible’: Our next talk at Falmer on the subject of electron microscopy always had the promise of being an interesting event. Now it is even more so! For reasons outside our control, the published speaker is now unable to attend. However, Steve Chapman, who has over 40 years experience in electron microscopy, has published several books ... read more...
Posted by Laurence Tondelier on IET Sussex Network Apr 6, 2016 3:54 pm BST

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