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  In this video, we'll walk through how to install a TFT LCD screen on on a Raspberry Pi for small form factor or portable projects. This video is an older one that I did for Project Xybernaut, but nothing has changed in the past few months. ...
  For Project Rankin to come alive, I needed it to have some level of audio, but I didn't want to plug some USB solution in or even use the on-board mini jack if I could help it, so I figured out a quick hack to get sound from the Raspberry Pi A+ out to a simple speaker. ...
  Teardown and exploration of how a string of fairy lights/Christmas lights/holiday lights works. Part of the Project Rankin series that intends to build a holiday ornament powered by the AC electricity in a light strand. ...
I needed to pick up some fairy lights for a project, so off to the thrift shop! ...
I can't embed this video for some particular reason, so here is a direct link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMlImEE0bUU   As part of Project Rankin, I need to be able to convert 120VAC to a more usable 5VDC, so I'll be using a ubiquitous wall wart. However, I want to keep it as clean and tidy as possible, so I need to wire the adapter directly into the project itself. While I've got the case off, I'll walk through the basic components and how an AC adapter works. ...
Animatronic Terminator Skull with BeagleBone® AI element14 Presents  |  MAYER MAKES VCP Profile  |  Project Videos     Watch the Full Episode:  Episode 418: Animatronic Terminator Skull with BeagleBone® AI and Giveaway! Get the BB-AI Cooler add-on board PCB: https://aisler.net/p/SWHBYGQV Save 50% on your first PCB order with the code: mayermakes50 (valid until end of 2019)j BeagleBone AI (BB-AI) - Getting Started Win an Oscilloscope for Your ...
MacPro G5 Cheese Grater with Raspberry Pi 4 element14 Presents  |  MAYER MAKES VCP Profile  |  Project Videos     Check out the full episode: Episode 410: MacPro G5 Cheese Grater with Raspberry Pi 4   Additional supplemental material: Episode 410: iGrater: Buy a Mayer Moves Kit! You can get the complete MAYER MOVES Motor Control Dev -Kit at:  https://aisler.net/MAYERMAKES/kits/mayer-moves-motion-control-dev-kit-version-0-2 Get 50% off your first ...
MacPro G5 Cheese Grater with Raspberry Pi 4 element14 Presents  |  MAYER MAKES VCP Profile  |  Project Videos     Check out the full episode: Episode 410: MacPro G5 Cheese Grater with Raspberry Pi 4   Additional supplemental material: Episode 410: iGrater Code You can get the complete MAYER MOVES Motor Control Dev -Kit at:  https://aisler.net/MAYERMAKES/kits/mayer-moves-motion-control-dev-kit-version-0-2 Get 50% off your first PCB order at Aisler ...
Commodore SX-64 Restoration element14 presents  |  Matt Eargle's VCP Profile |  Project Videos   One of the finishing touches that got cut from the Project Essex Commodore SX-64 restoration video on element14 presents was replacing the "transit card" (officially known as the "Head Vibration Protector") from the 1541 floppy diskette drive. The transit card is a specially-shaped piece of heavy card stock that slides into the disk drive and holds the head assembly in place t ...
  My friend Jon Esparza (@jonscrazytweets) discovered a rare Commodore SX-64 while going through his late father's storage unit. Knowing that I was a retro computer enthusiast, he gave me a call to see if I was interested in doing something with it. So of course I took a road trip to south San Diego to see this "Commodore laptop" in person (and get some bomb tacos)! Jon was kind enough to let me take this Commodore SX-64 off his hands and see if I could get it in any better shape than it's ...
Commodore SX-64 Restoration element14 presents  |  Matt Eargle's VCP Profile |  Project Videos     In my quest to restore the Commodore SX-64, my first obstacle was the lack of video signal on the internal monitor. I needed to diagnose the Commodore SX-64 video signal before I would be able to move on to any other Commodore SX-64 repairs. In this video, I will go through the process to diagnose a Commodore SX-64 blank screen and step through how to repair a Commodo ...
Commodore SX-64 Restoration element14 presents  |  Matt Eargle's VCP Profile |  Project Videos     Are you keeping up with the Commodore? 'Cos the Commodore is keeping up with you!   Sadly, no Shatner in this commercial ...
Commodore SX-64 Restoration element14 presents  |  Matt Eargle's VCP Profile |  Project Videos     The Commodore 1541 floppy diskette drive is notorious for breaking down. The Commodore SX-64 floppy drive is no different. As I continue my Commodore SX-64 restoration, I find that the 1541 floppy drive doesn't read diskettes any more and makes a chattering sound when attempting to read a disk. In this video, I walk through how to diagnose the SX-64 floppy drive as we ...
Commodore SX-64 Restoration element14 presents  |  Matt Eargle's VCP Profile |  Project Videos     The Commodore SX-64 keyboard is usually the first thing to fail on these old systems. As such, I need to repair the keyboard on this SX-64 restoration. To begin, I'll need to DIY an SX-64 keyboard cable from a 25-pin serial cable. I'll use the SX-64 replacement keyboard cable to diagnose problems with the membrane keyboard itself and resurface the SX-64 membrane keybo ...