Getting into Nyancoin

While following the ups and downs of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies I stumbled upon xPool.net which is a p2pool node with 0% fees. Looking through the various coins I saw nyancoin which I recognised as being one of those altcoins that starts with a big hype and then completely collapses (with the early adopter probably walking away […]

Measuring Battery Voltage on LPC812 (ADC)

I’ve been working on a prototype for an updated jam jar node, after the success of the ukhasnet hackweekend in 2015 and felt that actually jam jars are a good enclosure for floating nodes. The jam jar node that we launched (AI3) ran on batteries which would have only lasted a few days so ideally […]

Working with Supercapacitors

I’ve always been interested in using supercapacitors for powering UKHASnet nodes, its something about the simplicity of how you can use them. As I’ve been rebuilding my network I’ve wanted to put a solar powered repeater on the roof to add some range and so thought this would be an ideal opportunity to use supercapacitors. […]

Setting up a UKHASnet Network

After moving house at the beginning of September have finally got round to rebuilding my UKHASnet network. Where I live now will hopefully be ideal as the house is 3 stories, with good views to the north towards the Kent North Downs. First step was to setup a gateway, for this I used the old AB node […]

UKHASnet Hack Weekend

Individual node descriptions to follow in future posts, pictures from Phil Crump and Dave Brooke After much discussion and very little planning a group of 10 people meet up in Southampton for a weekend of hacking UKHASnet nodes. The plan was to spend Saturday building, programming and setting up UKHASnet nodes and then on the Sunday […]

Playing Warhammer Shadow of the Horned Rat on OS X

Recently GOG announced that they had re-released Warhammer Shadow of the Horned Rat (WSOTHR), it brought back great memories of playing this exciting strategy game in my childhood. I rushed over to purchase it only to find that it only worked on Windows. Due to my experience with WINE I was pretty sure I could get […]

Redsands Sensor Node (RED1)

As well as a full repeater node powered by a solar/lipo combination I’m planning to install a second smaller sensor node on Redsand Forts. The aim will that the sensor node will pass data back through the main RED0 node and therefore it doesn’t need to be ideally placed for reception. Sensor nodes don’t repeat […]

Developing a remote UKHASnet node

For the past 6 months I have been working on a prototype UKHASnet node which is completely powered by solar. The aim is to install a UKHASnet node on the Redsands Forts out in the Thames Esturary where it will function independently both providing simple sensor data but also acting as a long range repeater. […]