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Manchester for Arduino

There are several Manchester Coding libraries for Arduino wireless transfer (See, I have gotten two of them to work satisfactorily for communicating a single byte of data. Both the “Mchr3k” library “” and cano64’s library “” worked for singly … Continue reading

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Santa Light – What’s Inside

During the Christmas season I found a Santa light at the local Dollar Tree store. Knowing that it is just a garden light with a Santa head, I bought one just to experiment with. OK – I’m a little obsessed … Continue reading

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Progress Report – Hall Transistor based Level Measure

Below you will find a progress report video. The video shows a demonstration of my work-in-progress project that I have mentioned, at least the 3D Print portion, in previous posts. The actual product is a powder level alerting system used in … Continue reading

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Comparison of my 3D filament print to two Commercial Services

I have an ultra cheap 3D printer. It does ok, even though it needs some adjustment as things have gotten loose with use. Anyway, I printed an object that I am going to use in a project of mine. The … Continue reading

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Auto Door Lock Actuator (electrical-mechanical, not electronic post)

I have an old (2000) Ford Ranger truck. At around 2008 the electric door lock actuators started failing. First the passenger side and later the driver’s side. The problem manifested it self in only one actuation being possible until after … Continue reading

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3D Printer Update

UPDATE concerning progress on my QU-BD 3D printer of my previous post. I was missing two small metric hex-head bolts and was unable to siurce them locally. I submitted a trouble ticket to the factory and the ended up sending … Continue reading

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Cheap Chinese Laser Sight – what’s inside

I have another hobby – target shooting. Also, once a week I also lightly compete in a relaxed rules USPSA-based tactical shoot. I am purely an open sight shooter but, recently, I was reading a thread on an on-line forum … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Ordered a 3D Printer

3D printers have always intrigued me but were out of my price range. While prices have dropped I really have no genuine need for one so the price had to get really low for me to spring for one. Well, … Continue reading

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