Electronics

Electronics

I rekindled an old passion of mine from when I was a teenager. I started working with digital electronics again. This is where I share those projects.
Dec
22
Tutoring Day 2 - Python

Tutoring Day 2 - Python

Today was day 2 of the tutoring session for a coworker's daughter. She's into 3D printing, coding, and electronics, so
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Sep
23
My first arcade cabinet project - part two

My first arcade cabinet project - part two

I did some more troubleshooting today and I have to admit that I'm a little embarrassed. I took the power
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Sep
23
My first arcade cabinet project - part one

My first arcade cabinet project - part one

I woke up early Saturday morning so I could get started before it got too hot (it still smells bad from having the dead rat in it, so we're keeping it in the carport to air out). I plugged in the cab and the speakers made a crackling sound for a few seconds and then went silent.
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Sep
22
Pac-Man Fever - My newest electronics project - Part 1 - Maggie and the dead rat

Pac-Man Fever - My newest electronics project - Part 1 - Maggie and the dead rat

Every story has a beginning. The story of how I acquired my first arcade cabinet is no exception. It started
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Sep
16
Building a Magic: the Gathering Life Counter with Arduino and MAX7219

Building a Magic: the Gathering Life Counter with Arduino and MAX7219

Before dedicating myself to the task of soldering 64 LEDs to make my 4x4x4 LED cube, I decided to build
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Aug
29
4x4x4 LED Cube - Part 2 - Schematic

4x4x4 LED Cube - Part 2 - Schematic

I sat down and built the schematic for my 4x4x4 LED cube tonight. I only built out 2 layers. The
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Aug
29
4x4x4 LED Cube - Part 1 - Design

4x4x4 LED Cube - Part 1 - Design

This post is the first in a series on making a 4x4x4 LED cube utilizing a Max7219 as a multiplexer.
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Jul
02
Being bored has never felt so good

Being bored has never felt so good

Ater two 55+ hour work weeks and a 17 hour day (we didn't leave the office until 1 AM and
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Mar
03
I have officially turned to the dark side

I have officially turned to the dark side

Slowly turning to the dark side, I just purchased my first Apple watch.
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Jan
30
3D Printer Z-Axis Woes

3D Printer Z-Axis Woes

In a previous post, I discussed my new 3D printer and I briefly mentioned that I'm having z-axis banding issues.
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