Had to evacuate to avoid Hurricane Matthew. Had planned on a 2 day outage but fortunately for me a 1000s more Matthew spared us so down time was only ~24 hours.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
This took a while. There were so many online guides and each had different results, not all positive. I tried Fedora 17, Centos 6, and Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Centos 6 was the easiest from a driver installation but the downside was that Centos does not supply BOINC in their distribution. BOINC from the BOINC website would […]