The Ripinator!!! Motivation: My fiance and I have a stack of DVDs. They’re dusty and inconvenient. I wanted to rip them to my network storage so I can easily watch them from my Boxee Box. It’s not that I’m lazy, but I hate doing repetative things if I can automate it. Overview: I’m using PerlContinue reading “The RIPINATOR – Semi-automated DVD Ripping”
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Toner Transfer on the Cheap
I recently made my first PCB with toner transfer using an iron. It was pretty ugly. I bought a cheap-o laminator from walmart for $25 + tax. It’s a Scotch TL901. I used masking tape to hold things in place. It worked well enough that I’m not going to complain. I never realized what aContinue reading “Toner Transfer on the Cheap”
From n00b to Etching an Arduino Shield
First things first, a picture demonstrating success. And a video! Next, a link to the resources I needed http://www.ragingcomputer.com/2012/04/arduino-shield-etching-thoughts After that, pictures. Lots of pictures.
Arduino IRremote + Servo Problem
I’m having some sort of issue with this. The servo is twitchy. Using https://github.com/shirriff/Arduino-IRremote and http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/Servo It twitches just by having both enabled. I’ve included the code I used for the first part of the video. If you know why this is happening, I’d love to hear it.
Crappy Wireless Device – Auto Reset
I’ve got a piece of crap wireless network device. It disconnects or the server part just locks up, or dies, or I have no idea, but it stops working. I am not fond of this behavior. It seems to work pretty well after it’s reset. It could be any misbehaving device like a modem, router,Continue reading “Crappy Wireless Device – Auto Reset”
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”