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”
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.
I’ve kept a list of links I found very helpful lately. While I’m no stranger to a soldering iron and I know how to use perfboard, I have never etched a PCB before and I’ve never designed a PCB. I don’t think I would have had much luck at all without the following sites. IContinue reading “Arduino Shield Etching Thoughts”
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.
When I rebuilt the cat laser after the hail storm, I bought a 650nm 5mW laser module.3.2V 12x30mm on eBay from AixiZ Service and International LLC. Shipping speed was great. I would definitely recommend buying from them. Fast forward a couple months, I broke off a wire from the laser module. This was my ownContinue reading “Fixing Laser Module”
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”
I don’t remember if I wrote this or snagged it off a forum post or what. It’ll create the trickmode bif file for a Roku DVP using the biftool bin in the SDK. I put biftool in /usr/local/bin/ on my system. Contents of: /usr/local/bin/bifencode.pl
This is a project I’ve been tinkering on and tweaking since Roku released the SDK for their Netflix player / DVP. Much of this is shamelessly stolen from posts on MythTV Wiki. Disclaimer: I haven’t documented how I installed everything, so I don’t remember which things I installed from source or which I installed throughContinue reading “MythTV Roku Overview”
Before I got rid of it, I used my Roku Netflix Player to playback recorded tv from MythTV. Here’s the app and a couple videos showing how it looked. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Hxu2vYn6U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VdyIcL7wY4 Here’s a link to Roku’s Developer site http://www.roku.com/developer Here’s a link to the zip containing the demo video player. I’ve made a few modificationsContinue reading “MythTV Roku Brightscript App”
This is just a quick and dirty script to delete MythTV recordings that had been previously transcoded and moved to the stream directory, but have since been autoexpired out of MythTV. This is an issue because trying to pull data outta the MythTV recording database about a recording that has been deleted causes an errorContinue reading “MythTV Roku Streaming Dir Remove Expired”