Pi Update

Hold the presses! There has been a change of plans. After playing around with OSMC and some more thinking and drawing, I am going to change course with my Raspberry Pi project. Instead of a fancy pants media center, I am working towards a very nice audio system for the basement living room. My last […]

OSMC part 2

During my downtime I have been reading up on the OSMC (Open Source Media Center) package for my media center project. It seems to be a nice, well put together, distro that does/is what its’ name says. I checked out some reviews online and this was the version pointed to if you wanted a clean, […]

ESP8266 + OLED + graphics = frustration

I have decided to make a clock; a simple one to begin with. I started with an ESP-01, an OLED, and some base code. It was fairly easy but did the job quite well. It would go out and fetch the time from a NTP (Network Time Protocol) server and display it on an OLED screen 128×64. […]

NeXTStep(s)

It fired up once, so I figured why not one more time and try and break into it.  I had some limited success. I will be posting a video of it, but I need to edit it before I can upload it. During the process I found some great resources for the NeXT geeks out […]

LM386 Audio Amp

Since entering the wonderful world of electronics, I have had an itch to make an audio amp. Probably one reason is that I am sans a real audio system right now and I am digging the hardware aspect of the hacking more than the software. I started reading and wow there is a lot out […]

Uptime

Recently I have had a nagging thought about where a file was. It is a screenshot I took of our Cisco Modem/ISDN banks, AS5300’s, showing their uptime. I have to say they were pretty impressive for the day and as the screenshot shows, this one had nary a problem for quite a stretch. They served […]

Side Project – MacPi Plus

Raspberry Pi Model 3 into a Mac Plus case  My Raspberry Pi has been sitting on my bench in a little plastic box. It seems so naked and bare; it needed something to spice things up. And I needed another project on my list, like I am not sure what, but it has ended up […]

Flying Weather bits – the ESP-01 and sensors

The last few years I have been helping support an enterprise wireless network of 2,000+ access points. It is an interesting, challenging, nightmarish world wireless/RF is. When I started my Arduino adventure it was nice to be grounded in what I was working on. The wires carried all of the data I needed. I just […]