Peter is fascinated by technology because of its ability to make amazing things happen, and science because of its ability to make nature transparent.
He is an Electrical and Computer Engineer, has a PhD (most of which was spent reading philosophy of knowledge) and a couple of Masters in Information Systems.
He has been a lecturer for over 13 years in a variety of IT (and occasionally management) subjects. During this time, he has developed a hands-on teaching style, whereby he invites and challenges his students to learn by doing. He has taught thousands of students in dozens of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Peter is also a software developer at Futureshock Enterprises, making applications using Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and iOS.
I have been an electronics enthusiast since I remembers myself wrecking my sister's digital watch and my parents VCR. I replaced the watch but managed to fix the VCR.
Now, I am particularly fascinated by the rapid prototyping opportunities that the Arduino and similar platforms has brought about.
I live in Sydney, Australia.
534 min5-part Arduino course20 CQ
Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform that makes hardware engineering similar to programming. Learn about Arduino and its tools, and complete a basic prototyping project involving LED lights.
962 min9-part Arduino course36 CQ
Electronic sensors are the eyes and ears of machines. In this course, learn about a variety of sensors and their applications, and discover how to implement them in your Arduino prototyping setup.
Other Lessons by Dr Peter Dalmaris
25 minArduino lesson13 CQ
In this lesson, learn how to use a cloud logging service called Nimbits to record your Arduino's sensor data and post photo-resistor values.
4 minArduino lesson3 CQ
Get ready for the first part of a fantastic course and review electrical schematics to learn how to work with relays to connect large loads to an Arduino.
15 minArduino lesson8 CQ
Continue learning about relays in this electronics lesson! Discover more about relay pins, how to hook them up to an LED strip, and how to calculate current.
9 minArduino lesson5 CQ
Now that you've hooked up a 5V relay to drive a 12V LED strip the wrong way, learn the correct approach in this electronics lesson for Arduino novices.