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February 28, 2010

All accelerometers are not created equal.

by @ 8:52 pm. Filed under Component Electronics, Personal, Technology

So lately i’ve been playing around with electronics parts, and I stumbled upon a post that said there was a really good accelerometer in the Wii Nunchuk controller.

Not wanting to let a good thing pass me by I ordered a cheap one on Ebay for $5. Well, that was my first mistake.

The data was horrible, totally substandard, today I bought a true Nintendo brand nunchuk used for $15 and well, the data speaks for itself.



Lesson learned, I now wonder what other controller devices have such awful components in them that we never “see” outside the packages, nor get a look at the raw data.

February 27, 2010

Microrax

by @ 3:12 pm. Filed under Personal, Technology

A friend pointed this stuff out to me today. It’s aluminum t-slot building parts for small project and hobby use (Think large stable erector set parts)


http://www.microrax.com

I’m tempted to buy some but I don’t have a real need for it at the moment.

February 18, 2010

Violence, censorship and the internet.

by @ 12:16 pm. Filed under Crime & Justice, Personal, Technology

Now to start with I in no way condone the actions in Austin, Texas this morning. Violence does not solve problems. Killing innocent people is horrible. Period.

But when something like this happens in our modern era and online information turns up about it that information seems to vanish at a shocking pace.

Case in point, Joe Stack’s website at embeddedart.com. If you went there after about 10am PST this morning you got this message. You could still see the cache of the page on Google, but that was cleared about an hour later.

For future reference I post a cache of the original site here.

Strangely enough the hosting company T35.net returned the page as it was originally while I was writing this for unknown reasons. Then by the time I finished writing the site was offline again and pointing to http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2010/0218102stack1.html. That page says the original replacement message said the page was taken down at the request of the FBI. Perhaps in all fairness the company was not the one covering it’s butt, rather it was the Feds.

When I emailed the webmaster at T35 they responded with: “Yes, we did receive several requests from the FBI (to remove the page). They were made over the phone.”. I would give a lot to know what the FBI was thinking when it made those requests.

Likely, we’ll never know the whole truth.

February 16, 2010

Garbage

by @ 8:40 am. Filed under Personal

Ever so often an image comes along that sums up a problem so very nicely.

This is one of those images.

February 11, 2010

Awaiting parts

by @ 12:59 pm. Filed under Personal

Can’t wait for my new electronics parts to get here so I can really start doing crazy stuff.

Whee!

Now if only someone would pay me for doing crazy stuff, that would be awesome.

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