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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