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During August we had the delight (and exhaustion) of having our Daughter and two Grandchildren from California stay with us for three weeks. During their stay they rode on quite a number of trains, from the South Downs Light Railway to the Eurostar to Rotterdam to visit their cousin. Included in that list was the Volk’s Electric Railway (VER) that runs ... read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Sep 1, 2018 3:45 pm BST
The last few weeks has seen university graduation ceremonies across the country, often accompanied by departmental prize-giving. The Sussex Network has presented IET awards at the University of Chichester, the University of Sussex and, most recently, the University of Brighton. I was privileged to present awards at the School of Computing, ... read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Aug 5, 2018 12:42 pm BST
Throughout the ages people have valued a good view. Whether it is to obtain some strategic advantage over enemies or just to enjoy the scenery, people have stood on hilltops, built watch towers or added viewing areas to high-rise buildings so as to provide a good view. read more...
Posted by David James on IET Sussex Network Jul 29, 2018 12:24 pm BST
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. 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

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