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by foxmiles
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Transistor Tester design
Replies: 2
Views: 3549

Re: New Transistor Tester design

Yea, but I try to keep the bubbles from directly hitting the board, it seems to increase undercut (at least in the cold). Down side is longer etch times. I was reading somewhere that some printers use one type of toner and others use another (wax and plastic I think). One works well and the other no...
by foxmiles
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Transistor Tester design
Replies: 2
Views: 3549

New Transistor Tester design

I blew up my LCD on my old transistor tester, as I didn't use a standard 16 pin header and plugged it in wrong. So while I was waiting for my new LCD's to come I designed this tt1.JPG I seem to be having trouble adding more than 1 picture, probably my connection. I added an ISP Header, the auto powe...
by foxmiles
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: DD-WRT: Blocking websites, games, services, Etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 4444

Re: DD-WRT: Blocking websites, games, services, Etc.

Very Cool, As a side note, make sure you change the admin password to something your children (or whoever) can't guess. admin admin is just too easy. kids, try: password, letmein, 0000, nimda, duyh6thu993yhu5 (two KB hand bashes, effective but not very repeatable, any idea how long it takes me to ge...
by foxmiles
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Fabrication
Topic: Failed Furnace Fan Controller
Replies: 1
Views: 18788

Failed Furnace Fan Controller

I've spent all the time and resources I'm willing to on this project for now. I may complete it at a later date. It all works except the input voltage from the furnace transformer is too high after rectification (38-40v). The 78M05 I'm using is 35v max and it doesn't tolerate any more. It doesn't se...
by foxmiles
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Vlogs
Topic: Motovlog: Helmet Camera setup for MAXIMUM SAFETY!
Replies: 2
Views: 3242

Re: Motovlog: Helmet Camera setup for MAXIMUM SAFETY!

What a great idea! that wind resistance / neck tension is a real killer. Especially at high speeds. I see this being big in racing circles! I think we should develop an apparatus to suspend a smartphone like that for car use too. Great for teens, no more distracted driving trying to text and drive. ...
by foxmiles
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Control your computer with a Infrared Remote and Arduino
Replies: 3
Views: 5580

Re: Control your computer with a Infrared Remote and Arduino

Found another sensor, it seems to output a lot of garbage along with the codes, (it put out a steady stream of codes, apparently not as good internal filtering as the last one) but it does give me good codes too. I found a really (kinda) big problem - From the UIR / IRMAN Protocol doc "The device is...
by foxmiles
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Control your computer with a Infrared Remote and Arduino
Replies: 3
Views: 5580

Control your computer with a Infrared Remote and Arduino

I've written some code that utilizes Ken Shirriff's IRRemote library for arduino. It emulates an IRMan Infrared Receiver. If you want to try it out you will need: 1. An Arduino 2. IR Reciever something like: http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DKSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&itemSeq=123399601&uq=63490819423366...
by foxmiles
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Brainstorm
Topic: Arduino/ATMega based Digital Soldering station
Replies: 56
Views: 56183

Re: Arduino/ATMega based Digital Soldering station

Been Playing with some code and made a much simpler hill climbing function. I don't know if it will be of any use to you, but try it if you like. It should be considered experimental, I tested it a little, but not a whole lot. #define IN_PIN A0 // define pins and save memory rather than have them as...
by foxmiles
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Brainstorm
Topic: Home Server
Replies: 1
Views: 2716

Home Server

I've been building a mythtv box that is quickly expanding into a headless server (for the backend). Though it may continue full circle back to a single pc. Basically, I want to use a board I don't have a case for. I haven't run a local server in years but it may make a good subject. I'm running Linu...
by foxmiles
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Fabrication
Topic: AVR Dragon Jumpers - ATMega 168/328
Replies: 0
Views: 4233

AVR Dragon Jumpers - ATMega 168/328

I've been playing around etching some pcb's and will have a separate post on that later on. I needed to burn the arduino bootloader on a atmega328. Usually I put it in the dragon, connect a bunch of jumper wires and burn away. of course I sometimes get wires in the wrong spot and what not. Some time...