LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Blogs > peonuser
User Name
Password

Notices


Uncategorized Entries with no category
Old

Code a thon.

Posted 11-12-2010 at 10:10 AM by peonuser
Updated 11-16-2010 at 05:11 PM by peonuser

Started writing the routines (as I have spare time) for the choreography of the computer controlled light strings on the Xmas tree. Everything from Kitt (the tv car) to just random display of lights. I have about twenty ideas so far but have only coded five or six. If I could have about forty would be optimum. Since I am using the parallel port to control the strings, lots of simple binary is involved. Still have to do all the soldering for the set up.

The last set of temp sensors...
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 335 Comments 0 peonuser is offline
Old

Almost that time of year.

Posted 11-09-2010 at 06:00 PM by peonuser

Ordered more temp sensors. Might as well since they are free. The first set should be here tomorrow.

Reluctantly, set up a mswinxp machine as a home automation controller. Had to recompile some control code. The web side was pretty much plug and play.

An old ladder and some dead motherboards are about to make a maybe geeky xmas tree?

It's turkey chili night!
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 313 Comments 0 peonuser is offline
Old

Farmer in the Dell.

Posted 11-06-2010 at 07:16 PM by peonuser
Updated 11-06-2010 at 10:39 PM by peonuser

Thinking about setting up a server farm high availability commodity based cluster with old dell gx110's for the experience.

Ordered sample tempurature sensors for my cooking robot project.

Fixing to dunp ubuntu, if what I heard is true.

Cracked open a digital thermometer to see if I can interface it with the computer.
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 309 Comments 0 peonuser is offline
Old

I am blushing.

Posted 11-05-2010 at 02:57 PM by peonuser

Do not know whether I am helping or defeating the linux cause. But I am blushing from my alter ego name being mentioned again on the most recent Revision3/Tekzilla podcast.

Yea, the l293d's came in. Have to now follow God's hacker commandment of "Thall shalt solder".
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 327 Comments 0 peonuser is offline
Old

Cooking Robot?

Posted 11-04-2010 at 07:06 PM by peonuser

My cousin asked me if I could build a cooking robot. I passed on that idea. But after looking at sous vide it had me thinking about interfacing different tools such as a digital thermometer to the joystick analog port. With a slow cooker, digital thermometer, and a computer, I might be able to make a sous vide machine that is programmable for next to nothing.

Cleaning up the man cave.
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 319 Comments 0 peonuser is offline

  



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration