Tesla Battery Monitoring on Blockchain

Tesla is a market leader in electric vehicles (EVs). They have currently sold and delivered more than 1 million EVs worldwide while production is ramping up fast with new factories in Europe and China. Although EVs in general require little maintenance, one expensive component in the car needs to be treated with care: the battery. This video explains what can happen if it is not. With Tesla EVs, there is an 8-year warranty on the battery. After this period of time, there is no longer a warranty, but a car is normally expected to last much longer than this. Although …

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Android Battery Monitoring

The Android operating system is installed in about 70% of mobile phones worldwide. The majority of these phones are using Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) battery cells. Li-ion batteries are relatively expensive. To make sure that the battery lasts as long as possible, below are some tips to achieve that. Li-ion chemistry prefers partial discharge to deep discharge, so it is best to avoid taking the battery all the way down to zero. Since Li-ion chemistry does not have a memory, the battery pack is not harmed with a partial discharge. If the voltage of a lithium-ion cell drops below a certain level, …

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Decentralized Condition Monitoring

Condition monitoring (CM) is the basis for condition based maintenance (CBM). CBM is an alternative to calendar based maintenance, where an asset is serviced in regular time intervals. Calendar based maintenance is easy to plan and schedule but it has some weaknesses: 1) Assets which are in a good condition do not need to be regularly taken out of production for service, and 2) an asset can still fail between regular calendar based maintenance events, causing downtime in production. CM and CBM are therefore used by many industries as an alternative to calendar based maintenance to strike a balance between …

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HelloWorld Crystal for Bismuth’s Tornado Wallet

Bismuth is a chemical element and a metal with number 83 in the periodic table. Bismuth has an unusual property for a metal in which it expands as it changes from a liquid to a solid and crystals are formed. Bismuth is also the name given to the first blockchain implementation written in Python. The Bismuth blockchain project with it’s associated features and tools aim to be a “construction set for blockchain technology” or “the Lego of blockchains”. Inspired by the metal the Bismuth blockchain ecosystem will also “expand as it solidifies”, with many new developers and future use-cases. Tornado …

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Protect Your Intellectual Property

You have just come up with a great, innovative idea, and you have summarized it in a document including some drawings. You have done some searches in patent databases, published journals, conference proceedings, and you are quite confident that no one else has patented or published this idea before. How can you protect your intellectual property? The normal procedure in such a case would be to start working on a patent application, especially if you work for a large company which has the funding to pay for patent related expenses. But what if you do not have the funding available …

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Dragginator: a collectible game based upon the Bismuth crypto platform

I follow — and support — Dragginator.com from the start, and like everyone I think, I was wondering where it was headed, since nothing new seems to take place on the website. I had quite a lengthy chat with Iyomisc that I — EggdraSyl from the Bismuth Foundation — reworked as an interview: Let’s get some fresh news from Dragginator’s creator, @Iyomisc Iyomisc, can you begin by telling something about yourself and your background? I am a Python loving student and I like to learn new computer languages. I consider myself a geek, and I’ve always been interested in magical and extraordinary creatures, like …

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