Introducing the Barefoot Automation range

After testing a range of sensors with the Arduino micro processors I am launching a wide range of automation products that can be used to help you get your small projects going. These products will be designed in a modular way such that units can be expanded or combined to enable reading, recording and controlling…

A clean slate for 2017

Starting with a clean slate is sometimes a good idea. Especially if things start to get out of hand and you have so much on your plate that you have to press the reset button. If you are artistic in nature, the empty canvas is your starting point. Continue reading to find out how this…

To measure is to know

There is a old dutch saying that goes like this: “Te meten is te weten”. This is very true for energy management. You can not manage successfully without measuring. About this time last year we were facing the start of load shedding. Very few of us realized at that time that the power interruptions of…

What is holding you back?

I love hot cross buns. Thanks to this treat every year we are all reminded of the crucifixion of Jesus that took place some 2000 years ago. It is quite interesting to read in Matthew 26 and Mark 14 that Jesus was so anxious and fearful of what was about to happen to him that…