Freelance Tech Journalist / Technical Writer, Engineering Consultant

Jeremy Cook Consulting

Jeremy Cook is a freelance tech journalist and engineering consultant with over 10 years of factory automation experience. An avid maker and experimenter, you can follow him on Twitter, or see his electromechanical exploits on the Jeremy S. Cook YouTube Channel!

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Makers Join the War on COVID-19 - Blog

April 07, 2020

While you may have never considered it, generating effective treatments for a disease can involve a massive amount of computing power.


Raspberry Pi Connect - Blog

March 19, 2020

The real power of Raspberry Pi systems isn't for replacing your desktop, but as a system that can be embedded anywhere.


Four Types of Industrial Robots for Advanced Manufacturing - Blog

March 16, 2020

When you hear the word ?industrial robot? thrown around, you might think of robot arms welding cars as they travel down an assembly line, or a robotic cell quickly arranging computer chips.

Analog & Power

Take the Plunge into PCB Design - Blog

March 02, 2020

While I?ve been experimenting with circuits for years, decades even, my projects tend to be filled with a rat?s nest of wires. These snake about with the constant possibility of disconnection or other


Useful Parts On-Demand Via 3D-Printing: My Favorite Designs - Blog

February 24, 2020

This post will outline a few of my favorite ?useful prints? that I?ve designed. Some of my my gadgets, as far as I know, are only used around my house.


Useful Parts On-Demand Via 3D-Printing: My Favorite Designs - Blog

January 29, 2020

3D-printers can help you make a wide variety of useful items. It would seem this type of manufacturing is useful to a few people, but not to a large enough group to make it commercially viable.


Useful Parts On-Demand Via 3D-Printing - Blog

December 16, 2019

Some time ago?actually somewhere around 1 year, 7 months ago if we?re to go by my unboxing video for my first 3D printer?I was skeptical of 3D-printing.

Open Source

Hackaday Superconference 2019: An Incredible Collection of People and Tech - Blog

November 21, 2019

The badges were, of course, a huge focus of the conference, with an entire area set up primarily for badge hacking. While I participated only minimally, this, as well as other activities looked like a

Open Source

Personal Network Attached Storage Options - Blog

November 04, 2019

If buying a ready-made solution sounds interesting, PC Mag has a list of Best NAS Devices for 2019 that could be a good place to start. But who wouldn't want to build their own NAS?

Analog & Power

Maker Pro: Supercapacitors Demystified, Part 2: Hands-On Experimentation - Blog

October 01, 2019

In this article, I?ll go over a sort of ?hello world? experiment for using supercapacitors to light up an LED for 30 minutes or so.

Analog & Power

For the Professional Maker: Supercapacitors Demystified, Part 1 - Blog

August 28, 2019

Supercapacitors can store a lot more electrical energy than normal capacitors, but there are a few important differences, however, that might make them a little less fearsome for your next project.


For the Professional Maker: ClearCrawler Moves with the Help of Capacitors and nRF24L01+ Control - Blog

August 05, 2019

After considering the beauty and unreliability of the Clearwalker, along with the rather basic but reliable design of the StrandMaus, I decided to combine the two into the ?ClearCrawler.?


For the Professional Maker: Getting Started with the RF-Nano Arduino/NRF24L01+ Combo - Blog

June 11, 2019

This board combines the NRF24L01+ wireless transceiver with the familiar form factor and programming paradigm of the Arduino Nano.


Cypress Semiconductor CYW20819 and CYBT-213043-MESH Bluetooth Mesh Networking Evaluation Kits - Product

May 15, 2019

A technology that?s become ubiquitous over its 20 years of existence is Bluetooth. This mesh technology is specified to support up to a staggering 32,000 nodes per network.

Open Source

For the Professional Maker: STM Nucleo-68 Wireless Dev Board and USB Dongle Pack - Blog

May 01, 2019

If you need to develop an IoT application, a logical starting point is to obtain a dev board with wireless capabilities.


For the Professional Maker: How to Program the Cheap and Compact Arduino Pro Mini - Blog

April 23, 2019

For a low-cost option that is small enough to be embedded in a project, then the Arduino Pro Mini ATmega328 board can be a great choice.

Open Source

For the Professional Maker: Get Started with PsoC 6 Using the CY8CPROTO-062-4343W Kit - Blog

March 29, 2019

The CY8CPROTO-062-4343W PSoC 6 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth prototyping kit from Cypress Semiconductor has a different take on things.

Open Source

For the Professional Maker: Make Quick Work of Prototypes with a Standard Arduino Nano Starting Point - Blog

March 21, 2019

After completing a recent build, I realized that I actually had come up with a tiny embeddable Arduino Nano package that I?ve used in several versions for very rapid prototyping.


For the Professional Maker: Custom Rotary Input Device Revamped for 2019 - Blog

March 12, 2019

I'd had my eyes open for components to use in the new design, and when Mellbell gave me one of their tiny HID-capable PICO boards, using it on a new custom controller came to mind almost immediately.


For the Professional Maker: Cora Z7 Zynq-7000 FPGA Evaluation Board - Press Release

March 04, 2019

When set up correctly, these devices can produce precisely targeted computational power when needed, while still maintaining a low power budget.

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