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Ok now the fun stuff. Now we can do something..  We still have a small mess to clean up now. It's the Arduino's Libraries. They are quite a mess so here is what we have to do The Arduino's IDE wants only to see two main functions: setup()  Setup is where you do something once. loop()  Loop is just that a loop. Now while in the loop() function you may call other functions. A function is nothing more than a subroutine, with a defined argument list, or none, and some return type o ...
Well my Linksys WRT300N Router was rattling.  Had something broken loose? I needed to find out. So here are the steps to take the router thing apart. along with pretty pictures that you guys really like. Turn the router on its back and lift and rotate the four feet out of the way. Gently pry the blue bottom plate off. (Go in from the front and use very small flat blade screwdriver) Gently pry the translucent bezel off. There are 4 clips holding it in. Turn the router right side up and ...
Ok well here is my Universal ATR box known as ATR.poly. This design covers both master and slave units. First, let me say that the Sterilite model #1961 has 8.75" x 5" of usable space for my baseboard. So here are my design rules: (1) All components will be plugged into the baseboard;  (2) There will be only one copper for both master and slave units; (3) The ATR.poly boxes are standardized. (4) The main components are plugged in so that means there are Female Headers with solder-tails moun ...
So I figured out what I need for the drill press. A nice sturdy X-Y table that I can move around manually and of course electrically. The bed should be about 12" square. So far this is just a pipe dream, but just maybe. DESIGN:   First I'll need two lengths of V-Rail, Aluminum 6063-T5, each one about 500mm long. Since I have a much smaller work surface I will have to get creative. I really only need to drill 5 holes at a time for aircraft instruments. Five inches is the largest circle ...
Wire, wire, wire; So here we go I have to straighten this mess up. The Problem: I have lots of Arduinos all over, and since I embraced NASA's EADIN Lite RS485 protocols for my RSS, and Now the Joystick, Throttles, etc. the hardware keeps piling up. A Solution: I should do this like we do in aircraft, and that is to use ATR boxes (see note 1), the problem is that now its big bucks. And then the rack, not to mention the connectors. Sticker Shock.  There has to be a cheaper way.  Hey, ...