Nov 14

Making rectangular holes

not really a project, but a tutorial on how I make rectangular holes for the sensor box on the cat faucet

Nov 06

Finally a new project

Quick and dirty interval timer for Nikon. It’s about as dirt cheap as they come, but it works. check out the video at the end of the project page for a sample time-lapse movie

Jan 24

Motherboard woes

One thing keeping me from updating the RecLight page is had another motherboard fail. As this is the 2nd one in same number of months, thought I’d document some of the problems / solutions. The problem presented itself as the PC just randomly rebooting. the dreaded “Machine Check” error 25. Sometimes it would run for …

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Jan 20

RecLight update

slow on posts… Too many other irons in the fire, but am working on converting the RecLight to USB from Parallel port. Looks like it actually work on USB now, both 32 and 64 bit o/s! Need to update the RecLight page and start this moving forward again,

Jul 04

Bluetooth headset article in Circuit Cellar

My article on constructing a Bluetooth interface for my car got published in the July issue of Circuit Cellar.   Page 36; “Wireless Data Exchange, Build a 2,700-lb. Bluetooth Headset”.  Give it a read when you get the chance.

Jun 14

FireFly rev 2

working on an updated version of the firefly project.  This one is ‘life size’ rather than minature and more LED’s than the original.  More fireflys means more power, so incorporating a small boost converter.   Two AA cells runs the whole thing.  Prototype works too well as it sucks power until one of the AA cells …

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May 23

Bluetooth headset article

Just finishing proof-reading a new article that I wrote for Circuit Cellar magazine.  This one about the blue-tooth adapter I’m building in order to better connect my phone (an HTC Tilt) to my car stereo via the Aux-In.  The article should appear in issue #240 which I believe is the July issue.

May 23

RV Cat Faucet

Now that I’ve got WordPress running, hopefully I can do more updates.  For example, working on a Cat Faucet variant for RV’s.  Will be directly powered from 12VDC from a cigarette lighter adapter.  More later on this topic

Mar 13

Moving to WordPress

got tired of managing all the HTML by hand.  moving the whole site to wordpress.  Finally got the site transfered over and hopefully all the redirects in place so the old incoming links still work.