Site Upgrade

8/12/16  Began updatingupgrading/ site to new theme while deleting outdated posts. 8/14/16  Image links have been corrected.  Download links are not restored. 8/15/16   Completed upgrade.  Minor color/font adjustments remain but done for the most part.

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Completed build of 3D tank

Finished the build of the 3D tank.  It took longer than I thought but here it is. The main differences between this tank and a previously PS3 controlled tank are:  Its body was fashioned from CAD designed 3D parts giving it a more completed look, the headlights do not require their own circuit board (the […]

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Pi2–Tank/Crawler build

Received my tank/crawler chassis from China yesterday.  Err, sort of:  No instructions but should be straight forward.  The is no lynch-pin in either track so the track must be mounted before the last wheel is installed.  Hmm, but which wheel?  The motors are heavy, 12 volt DC with transmission attached.  Should be a high torque/low […]

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Server upgrade

Upgraded the FC 17 server to Ubuntu.  FC 17 was “way out” of current Fedora release and Fedora changes too often.  Ubuntu is a more stable “release” platform and should continue on until 2017 with ongoing support. Ubuntu’s implementation of some servers is quite a bit different from a configuration perspective when compared to Fedora.  […]

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Hardware upgrade

I moved to new server hardware which required an install of a 64 bit OS and a resinstall/configuration/compile of most of the software I run.  I am still finding “missed” requirements and address them as they occur.  You too might find issues like broken links.  Not all the webpages have been restored but I am working […]

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