Sep 15, 2016

Update:  Now with more style. The most important thing in life is to have your pokémon arranged neatly. That’s a fact. While I understand you can just rename boxes with numbers so that Box 1 is 1-30 and Box 2 is 31-60, etc., there’s still a tiny bit of basic arithmetic slowing down your sorting […]

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Jul 20, 2016

While working on a new revision of a project, I moved from an Arduino Uno to an Arduino Mega. In theory these devices should handle SPI in the same manner, just with different pins. While MOSI, MISO, and SCK are on pins 11, 12, and 13 respectively on the Uno, those change to 51, 50, […]

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Nov 12, 2015

The first time I stayed awake until the sun came up was the night I got my color Macintosh IIsi. I was maybe ten or eleven years old, and I’d just gotten a space exploration game called Escape Velocity. It was fascinating in its openness and the range of ways you could play it. Years […]

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Sep 10, 2015

I was recently commissioned to build a machine that would perform a very interesting and unusual task: Count how many times a wire had been wound around a ring by measuring its electrical properties. This task was a relatively involved one, as it included a ground-up design of the circuitry, making choices about component prices […]

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