PogoPlug made useful

Pogoplug Multimedia Sharing Device (POGO-E02) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033WSDR4 http://www.pogoplug.com/ Vantec NexStar 3 NST-360SU-BK 3.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 and eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EDKO04 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145167 I already had one of these and I’m not currently using it for anything important Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA II 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop HardContinue reading “PogoPlug made useful”

1wire attic cooling

The attic was hot. Mounting a large fan in the vent seemed to help, but it was drawing 5.5A continuously, which is too much for the thermostat/humidistat my roommate bought. He left it on all the time, which is quite a bit of wasted power. I’ve seen 1wire devices online for quite a while andContinue reading “1wire attic cooling”

Time Lapse Webcam

Project Requirements At work we needed a time lapse camera of our new student center construction project. It needs to run continuously for entire length of construction project – approx 18 months. It should run mostly unattended. Features It captures 1 picture every 5 minutes. Storage capacity is cheap, so after using excel to makeContinue reading “Time Lapse Webcam”

Controls In (And Working!)

I was finally able to put in the switches and hook up the controls tonight/this morning. Here it is. The jukebox software started right up and everything worked perfectly on the first try. Closeup of the buttons. The protective coating is still on the plexiglas. Here’s the rat-nest of wires in the back. I don’tContinue reading “Controls In (And Working!)”

Jukebox Controls: In Progress

So… with the screen strapped to the back of the craptop, I’ll need some way to control the jukebox. Cheap momentary pushbuttons from RadioShack seemed like a good way to go. This picture isn’t a finished piece, but it shows the buttons wired up into a spare piece of plexiglas for testing. The buttons doContinue reading “Jukebox Controls: In Progress”