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23 November 2023 EdgeKit

EdgeKit: forklift remote automation

Logistics is one of the most affected sectors of labor shortage in Germany. To aid companies who are in dire need of forklift operators, young company enabl offers the possibility of what they call 'remote forklift automation'. EdgeKit operates as the centerpiece of this hardware to ensure data processing in real-time.

Suzan Imhoff
18 September 2023 EdgeKit

EdgeKit: Road safety in Norway with the help of AI and machine vision.

In 2017, 26% of fatal accidents in Norway were caused by vehicle technical issues, with tire conditions a major factor. Norsk Datateknikk, a Norwegian tech firm, has partnered with the government to enhance road safety. Using AI and eight high-speed cameras embedded in the road, they monitor truck tires in real-time. EdgeKit, an Edge Computing solution, swiftly processes images, categorizing tires for wear and condition. High-risk trucks are identified, allowing targeted inspections. This innovative project showcases AI's potential to save lives by proactively addressing tire-related safety concerns on Norwegian roads.

Suzan Imhoff
8 June 2023 EdgeKit, Successstory

EdgeKit: AI-driven coral reef research in the Maldives

Evaluating the eco system of coral reefs in the Maldives, Swiss company „Stream Ocean“ is now deploying EdgeKit to support their AI-driven camera towers. Monitoring eco systems live to evaluate the success of protection programs is often met with challenges such as funding or a lack of infrastructure. PCB Arts is trying to lighten the load by providing easy to manage solutions with latest technology at minimum cost.

Suzan Imhoff
24 May 2022 VPO, Soldering, Software

Softwareupdate of Vapor Phase One V1.04

The Vapor Phase One is continually improving with the incorporated feedback of our customers. We are currently producing the second batch, redesigned and ready to solder your PCBs. But not only hardware-wise we redesigned some aspects. There will be a software-update available in June 2022 that can be applied to every Vapor Phase One. In the following we quickly go through the main aspects.

Anna Metzenroth
5 January 2022 VPO, Soldering, Knowlegde

Vapor Phase One: The soldering process

This tutorial describes how the soldering process is performed by the VPO. For this purpose the individual phases will be discussed, with focus on their special features, temperature ranges and time requirement.

Anna Metzenroth
19 October 2021 Tutorial, Blender, PCB, 3D

Rendering PCBs (Part 3) - Final steps

In the last part of this tutorial series, we will take a look at different steps that will lead to a better render result.

Florian Winkler
22 July 2021 VPO, Soldering, Manual

Vapor Phase One: General operation

This tutorial explains the general operation of the Vapor Phase One. In addition, the touchscreen and the GUI will be introduced.

Saber Kaygusuz
30 May 2021 VPO, Soldering, Manual

Vapor Phase One: Delivery and initial start-up

This tutorial explains how the initial startup of the Vapor Phase One works properly. In addition, the tools that are included will be shown.

Saber Kaygusuz
27 March 2021 Tutorial, Blender, PCB, 3D

Rendering PCBs (Part 2) - Shader Setup

The next step is to create a shader for the board. Based on the textures previously set up, this decides where copper, soldermask or silkscreen should be visible and how these different materials should be rendered.

Florian Winkler
4 March 2021 Tutorial, Blender, PCB, 3D

Rendering PCBs (Part 1) - Preparation, Textures and UV Unwrapping

In this tutorial series we would like to explain the procedure of creating realistic renders from 3D models of PCBs in Blender. The first part covers the preparation of the 3D objects, the required textures and UV unwrapping.

Florian Winkler