Electronics

Final wiring for Drunktender v3

Drunktender v3 Hardware Test from Clint Rutkas on Vimeo. Now on to getting bottles added in, additional drinks in the database, and the WPF application wired up.

induction load test

Tested the first induction suppressing circuit.  Without the the little circuit that is resting on power supply, the 2nd relay board would have froze.  I was opening and closing the valve to my heart’s content.  Heck yeah!  Now to create at a minimum 7 of them as that is how many food valves I have.  I have 4 done and 17 circuits prepped to be made. I’ll create a cool demo of the circuits now with compressed air now I know I can open and close without failure. Now that I have that...

Giant touch monitor, mmmmm

The St. Louis office got a nice toy for me to play with.  A giant touch capable LCD screen.  I think it can do multi-touch also but not 100% sure as of yet.  I’ll be whipping together some neat proof of concept applications for stuff that would be fun to play with on something so large. I’m thinking XNA, gravity pits, and comets.  Could do some neat stuff with WPF too! To test it out, I used my silverlight puzzle I did a bit ago.  I had a rather large sum of people stop at the door and...

Seriously, 32mb? My cell has more memory than that

I just got my Canon Powershot SD950IS with a phatty 12.1 megapixel sensor and like the smart person I am, I forgot my 4gig memory card at my apartment.  No biggie since the last 2 cameras I got from Canon also had a memory card in it.  I figured nothing big or fancy but it should give me a few shots before I get to run home like a good little boy and pop in the bigger card. At 12.1 mp, it looks like each photo will be about 3.5mb.  That is at max, 9 photos.  Wow.  I can get a...