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Down for Hurricane

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.

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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8/12/16  Began updatingupgrading/ site to new theme while deleting outdated posts. 8/14/16  Image links have been corrected.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 … Continue reading

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Completed the print of the PiVE

Completed the 3D print of the PiVE.  It’s a four cell build designed to hold a Pi3 in each cell and provide adequate cooling in support of distributed computing.

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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?  … Continue reading

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How to build a Pi2

Just received a Pi2 and am in the process of building it.  You can see how to do it HERE

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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 … Continue reading

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Baking a Raspberry Pi

All parts are here.  I think I will start baking the Pi.  See RASPI-baking the pie in the sidebar for ingredients and “baking” instructions. 

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GPU (NVIDIA) installation on Fedora 17

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 … Continue reading

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ICU (do you see me?) completed

Today I finished ICU (a Perl/TK  inSSIder look alike).   See “ICU” under “Linux Tools” in sidebar.

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