After a gateway swap out that AT&T promised would be simple the website is finally back online. Much of the problem was me finding the time. But here we are!!! Tah Dah!!!
Yesterday I bought a new “cruncher”: a Dell AMD Ryzen 7 1700 with an AMD Radeon RX 580. As soon as I got home I removed Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu 16 (tried 17 on this node but had issues). This PC required the installation of new AMD GPU PRO driver support because Einstein@Home did […]
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 […]