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Happy thanksging

Posted 11-25-2013 at 08:34 AM by peonuser

Went one more step with the PII and made it a squeezebox server for the Chumby to access.

Modding RC controllers for adaption to computing devices.

Looked at flingo only slightly to see if I could use it with my piece of crap streaming device Neotv. It has been pretty much replaced anyway with an RPi.

Prices of android devices are seming to drop like a rock.

Found a new OTA TV RF amp schematic. Going to try to build it.
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Almost thanksgiving.

Posted 11-23-2013 at 08:24 AM by peonuser

Turkey stew: http://www.instructables.com/id/Turkey-stew/

Found a couple of bricked routers, Not good enough at soldering to put in posts for the jtag cable. Oh well nothing to lose.

Setup a wireless ad-hoc hotspot for grins.

Put a new third party image on the Chumby.

Installed squeezebox to test with the Chumby.
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Giving thanx is cheaper than giving money.

Posted 11-15-2013 at 09:20 PM by peonuser
Updated 11-21-2013 at 04:43 AM by peonuser

Took an old PII and made it an ad-hoc access point. (hostapd and dnsmasq) Neat to be able to access an ipaddress and web page from the unit. Need to firewall it though.

Have my ol neotv box working again. Had to hold the reset button forever Watched a little net tv.

Put a couple of ends on some cables that needed to be made for practice.

Made a new version of the megaphone for tablets. It is a lot sturdier now. Used tees on the end instead of ells. Sealed...
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Caveat emptor

Posted 10-26-2013 at 10:10 AM by peonuser

I am not a Hacker. but I do repair things to my advantage.

Pulled an old PC out of the closet to check it out. Machine came up but magic smoke came out of the PS. pulled the power cord. Looked at the PS and it seemed to have been opened. Should of not been put back in the PC. Replaced PS and machine came up fine again. (PC stands for personal computer a an not just an mswindows computer).

Having fun playing with temperature sensors. Using the lm35 on the arduino and...
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Antennae are up.

Posted 08-05-2013 at 11:40 PM by peonuser
Updated 08-08-2013 at 02:21 PM by peonuser

Built a couple of diy TV antennas. One built by a lady on instructables.com (that she borrowed the instructions for from Squidoo) was highly touted. We did not have as much luck with it as the ones we already have. caveat emptor.

The MSP430 from TI would not take any code. ran:

sudo apt-get install mspdebug msp430mcu msp430-libc libgempc430 gcc-msp430 gdb-msp430

Did the permissions thing with making a udev rule.

All was well.(used debian...
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