August 05, 2005
Skoolie: What the heck is that?
Skoolie? Why it's an old school bus converted into an RV. Sometime, a might nice one!
This particular skoolie got me thinking about a project for the future (notice I didn't say near). Real RVs are a fortune and heck, they aren't very cool either! Much better to have a custom designed beast the serves your every need.
July 27, 2005
LED Array Calculator
If you ever need to build an array of LEDs and don't feel like calculating the load resistors, this handy little program will do the work for you.
POV = Persistence of Vision. I actually designed a basic POV unit in college (back in the day), but it was for a digital design class, so used only discrete logic. These days a small embedded processor would do the trick with more finesse and flexibility....just like the little clocks that are popular these days.
Regardless, this is a POV unit that fits inside the spokes of a bicycle, with a sensor that detects the speed of rotation. The LEDs are turned on accordingly and provide a nice image as you cycle along.
July 19, 2005
The Gamila Teastick. Cool. Now a simple and cleaner way to brew loose tea....the kind that true tea snobs enjoy. A little pricey at $20, but looks to be well made and the essence of fine design.
June 30, 2005
Bad Blogger, Bad!
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