Month: December 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Head Mounted Display

I’m going to create a head mounted display (HMD).  (Think Google Glass, but much cheaper, and much less capable).  

Why? Not sure yet, but I figure I will create and come up with use cases as I go.  

Inspired by this talented guy who graciously posted his creation of a HMD for use with his bluetooth multimeter.  After seeing the arduino and bluetooth module he used, I found Adafruit’s Feather with Bluetooth, which is a single board design and is nice and small.  It also has a built-in lipo charging circuit so you can run it off a battery and charge it through the micro-usb port.

Lots of variations in the Feather Line, so I’m looking forward to playing around with them.

Using the Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit LE

Just bought one of these to do a head mounted display (HMD).  Should be fun!

Pinouts | Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit LE | Adafruit Learning System

Adafruit will not be shipping orders Monday January 2, 2017. Any orders placed after 11am EST Friday December 30 will go out Tuesday January 3.

iTunes can make ‘radio stations’

I know, I’m slow sometimes.  Finally figured out how to create a ‘station’ in iTunes Music so I can get a variety without having to directly pick albums, etc.

‘Styx Radio’

A Radio Station on Apple Music: Styx Radio

Hear where your music takes you. Listen to Styx Radio, a radio station available with an Apple Music membership.

Rear brake job

Now the rears.  This is an older car, but it’s very similar in mine.

Changing Pads and Rotors

This is a good video for the C7 platform.  I like how he just pulls the whole caliper off and then replaces the rotor and pads in the caliper.  For the fronts at least

Why have I never seen this jack/stand before today?

I need this to work on my car!  I have special adapters for my jack that work with my Audi A7, but jacking up the car and then placing a jack stand means putting one of the other in a spot that Audi doesn’t like.  This would solve the problem…

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Cheer on our compatriots in the AT-AT corp as they take on the rebellion scum!

AT_AT Imperial Walker by ebross

This design is an AT_AT Imperial Walker. It was printed at a total length of 2ft long and 2ft tall. It took about 160 hrs to print. The original model was taken from the internet. I optimized it to be 3d printed. I also, redesigned the neck and made the legs, feet and neck articulated.

Raspberry Pi on Corporate WiFI

Investigating how to get my OctoPi on to the corporate WiFi so I can remotely control the TAZ 6.

Raspberry Pi * View topic – Raspbian WiFi on WPA2 Enterprise

wlan0 unassociated Nickname:” ” Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated Sensitivity:0/0 Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions.


Printing a priming line

I’ve done this before with my previous printers.  Seems to work well with the TAZ 6 as well.  Will always get some extraneous extrusion, no matter what you do.  Minimizing it is worthwhile.

Ditched my skirt for this Prusa i3 Mk2 style wipe feature I made for the TAZ 6 –

Not sure if anyone else runs into this but when I print skirts there is a decent chance they get pulled into the print. After I saw how the Prusa i3 Mk2 primed its nozzle by printing a line at the front of the bed where the printer never usually prints I got jealous.


Linux OS and Application Installation Guides

One of my friends turned me on to this site.  LOTS of information on Linux distributions, applications, etc. and how to install, configure, and troubleshoot.  Nice, easy-to-use interface.

Server World – Build Network Server

The site for people who want to establish the Network Server with CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian

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