Recent posts

Videos about my Summer Trip to Asia

18 December 2016

This summer I spent around 2 months traveling and studying in Hong Kong (I took Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese summer courses at the University of Hong Kong), a week of traveling in Taiwan, and another week of traveling in Singapore. To document my experiences I have produced a few videos about my trips to those places and put them onto my YouTube channel, where I show the places, food and performances in different parts of Asia.

How I Got Into Oxford

27 May 2016

In this post I’m going to tell you the story of how I got accepted to study Physics at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. I will explain all the required parts of the process and tell you how I did in each part: grades, application, personal statement, academic reference, PAT test, interviews. This may help you with your own university applications, especially if you’re considering applying to Oxford.

Video Tour of London at Night

20 May 2016

As my year of studying at Imperial College London is drawing to a close, I have decided to make a memory of my time here by doing a short video tour of famous places in London during the night. Places include Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, London Eye.

Automatic METAR Data Collector

17 March 2015

In this post I’ll show you how you can make a program which will automatically collect data from some website and then further process it. More specifically, I’ll show you how I made myself a PHP script to periodically download half-hourly METAR reports from the website of the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute and then processed them to show a plot of how temperature and pressure changes over time. You can easily adapt this for any kind of data collection you might wish to do, for example logging of exchange rates over time. So, let’s start!

Digital Gates using Transistors

07 January 2015

In this post, I’ll show you how to make digital gates just out of transistors, as opposed to just using ready-made integrated circuits. We’ll make an AND, OR and NOT gate, and you can make other gates based on these. Knowing how to make digital gates is very useful in all kinds of applications, for example if you’d like to build a simple adding machine, or even an 8-bit computer! So, let’s get started.