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Analog dead?

Posted 09-25-2010 at 09:49 PM by peonuser
Updated 09-28-2010 at 12:24 PM by peonuser

Hooked my old commodore monitor to our mythtv box.


http://www.instructables.com/files/d...U94.MEDIUM.jpg

(s-video to chroma/luma inputs on back of monitor)
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Tinkering.

Posted 09-24-2010 at 05:53 PM by peonuser

Took some poached fish I had and added some vegetables to make fish soup. Then made home made tortillas to go along with it. My gosh it was good.

Decided to use my portable drill for other things. Pulled the motor and set it aside.

The rom drives in the computer my brother gave me are bad. No problem I can tear them apart for parts.

Realised I had almost enough old dead hd's to have enough magnets for a wind generator.

Need to finish...
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bb to desktop.

Posted 09-19-2010 at 01:23 AM by peonuser
Updated 09-19-2010 at 03:00 AM by peonuser

Took the machine my brother gave me and let it be my desktop. The old desktop was an old p4 that I bought a limping mb for 2 bucks. Probably back it up and wipe the drive. Maybe turn it into a game machine.

Found the chips I needed to test my robotics stuff. Worked!

Several proof of concept items:

1. Built tele-prompter add-on for my computer for about 10 dollars. Used a bash script to control text flow. Works.

2. Turned an old dell gx1 (p2) ubuntu...
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robotics stuff

Posted 07-28-2010 at 01:35 AM by peonuser

Built code in freebasic to control stepper motors from the parallel port. Robotics are addictive,

Built a test circuit to mess with stepper motors, but I had a wrong chip. See If I can locate one tomorrow.

My brother gave me a used bare bones computer. Have not decided what to do with it yet. Need to test it to see if it even works.

I love linux.
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Odds and ends.

Posted 07-01-2010 at 07:44 PM by peonuser

Making a usb fridge/warmer in an old Barbie doll locker (repainted of course).

Going to use linux via the parallel port to fire off compressed air rockets on the fourth.

Running U 10.04 on an old 800 mhz laptop. Not too bad.

Have another linux box to build.

Linux router + jet direct + electronics = home control possibilities.
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