|The Theme You Picked: RF (Radio Frequency)|
The theme this month is RF (Radio Frequency) and it comes from a suggestion from neuromodulator. Your project can be anything that involves or explores RF including circuits, antennas, SDR, HAM, modulation/demodulation, radars, and more! Your projects can involve applications related to RF including robots, data acquisition projects, data transfer, automation, remote control, wireless sensor networks, cellular application, health, object detection, and home appliances. Be sure to check out Tech Spotlight: IoT RF Protocols for a full range of RF protocols that you can use for your project. Your projects can use any combination of amplifiers, modulators, transmitters, antennas, coaxial cables, detectors, and more. RF refers to electromagnetic radiation at the lower end of the electromagnetic spectrum (EM) with a frequency range of 3kHz to 300 GHz. It is part of the invisible portion of the EM spectrum. The presence and characteristics of RF such as frequency, wavelength, amplitude require specialized test equipment such as spectrum analyzers and signal-level meters. All known transmission systems work in the RF spectrum range including analog radio, aircraft navigation, marine radio, amateur radio, TV broadcasting, mobile networks and satellite systems. The The VHF (very high frequency) band, which ranges from 30-300 MHz, is primarily used for FM radio, TV broadcasts, and amateur radio. A lot of electronic communication devices uses the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band including mobile phones, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and TV and land radio. Microwaves are a subset of radio waves that operate within the 300 MHz to 300 GHz range and are at the higher end of the RF spectrum. Some RF engineers designate microwaves as beginning at the 1Ghz range and some sources designate microwaves as separate radio waves and microwaves on the RF spectrum but this is arbitrary as they are pretty much the same.
|One Grand Prize Winner Wins a Spectrum Analyzer plus a $200 Shopping Cart!||Three First Place Winners Win a Handheld Oscilloscope plus a $100 Shopping Cart|
|Be Original||Stick to the Theme|
|List the Steps||Submit Video Proof|
Your Project, Your Ideas!
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
What are Monthly Themes?
What are Monthly Theme Polls?
Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: RF (Radio Frequency) or tag your project blog rfradiofrequencyCH
You have until January 14th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
|Project14 | RF (Radio Frequency): Win a Spectrum Analyzer for the Most Innovative RF Project! 2 weeks ago in RF (Radio Frequency)||by tariq.ahmad|
|Field Strength Meter 4 days ago in Amateur Radio Group||by kmikemoo|
|Molex Antenna Mod on the IDT SDAWIR Evaluation Kit 4 days ago in Gough Lui's Blog||by lui_gough|
|A broadband printed monopole antenna integrated with NI USRP SDR for spectrum sensing - Part 1 Idea Discusssion 4 days ago in RF (Radio Frequency)||by rsjawale24|
|Jingle Wi-FPy: Encoding a Tune with UDP Packets 4 days ago in Gough Lui's Blog||by lui_gough|
|RpiRateTV Broadcaster your local RPTV Station 4 days ago in RF (Radio Frequency)||by gam3t3ch|
|Software Defined Radio (SDR) - My First Design 10 months ago in 14rhb's blog||by 14rhb|
|Field Strength Meter 7 days ago in Amateur Radio Group||by kmikemoo|
|Arduino MKR1000 IoT Bundle Kit - Review 1 week ago in RoadTests & Reviews||by gpolder|
|NFC Data Exfiltrator: QRSS on the NXP EXPLORE-NFC feat. Raspberry Pi 2 weeks ago in Gough Lui's Blog||by lui_gough|
|Cypress PSoC® 5LP Prototyping Kit - Review 1 week ago in RoadTests & Reviews||by gpolder|
|Antenna Radiation 2 weeks ago in RF (Radio Frequency)||by kmikemoo|
|Arduino MKR GSM and SemTech LoRa Example: LoRa Message to SMS 3 weeks ago in RF (Radio Frequency)||by Jan Cumps|
|LoRa GeLo MKR - Long Range Geo-Locator MKR 1300 9 months ago in Arduino Projects||by dougw|
|LoRa MER Week 4: Boat Afloat and New Antenna 11 months ago in Arduino Projects||by fmilburn|