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Halloween Weekend

Tonight is mischief night. Today we finish setting up the front yard for Halloween… Man, I love this holiday. The kids get so excited, as does Paula. This year is a bit different. Tia and Matthew are going with friends like they did last year. Normally, Paula, Noah and I hook up with the squad […]

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Arduino serial programming using a Nokia phone cable

My last article briefly described my first Arduino built on a breadboard.  I also talked about loading the bootloader with an AVRISP MKII programmer.  Once you’ve written your code for your Arduino you need a way to get your code onto your chip.  The bootloader makes it as easy as a serial cable and the […]

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Build your own Arduino

So as the weather gets colder and my bank account doesn’t have the funds to continue on the Mustang for a while…  back to playing with microprocessors.  Yeah, I know I’m a geek… but who cares.  I’ve continued reading about hobby  electronics and robotics over the summer (Shout out to Mythbuster Grant Imahara).  I found […]

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Hairy pillows

So for the last few days I’ve gone to bed wondering why there is so much dog hair on my pillow. Now I know.

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Microprocessor fun

Last winter as I wondered through the Internet, I stumbled upon The Society of Robots.  This website had gobs of information on building little robots and looked like fun.  As I read more I found their $50 dollar robot project and decided to try it.  I took an old iPhone box and used that as the body. […]

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