2x16 Character LCD Display

2x16 Character LCD Display

Built with the PC Starter Kit ("LCD Kit 04") from the good folks at 411 Technology Systems, it is mounted in a computer case spacer to be mounted in a computer.

WRTSL54GS Antenna Replacement

WRTSL54GS Antenna Replacement

This photo shows you the location of the solder points for the antenna. The "tip", or center of the antenna wire, is a little longer than the braided shield, and is soldered to the point marked "Tip". The shield is just soldered together onto the portion marked "Shield".

C64 Direct-to-TV Joystick

C64 Direct-to-TV Joystick

This is my new, snazzy Commodore 64 Direct-to-TV 30-in-1-games joystick. I ran it, played some games, now it's time to hack it up!

How to: Replace an AC Compressor from a GM 3100 engine

How to: Replace an AC Compressor from a GM 3100 engine

These instructions are for any GM car with the 3100 engine, with air conditioning. (Engine code: M) These engines are found in the 1994-1996 Chevrolet Corsica, among other cars and years.

How to: Fix a rear door that won't lock [Corsica]

How to: Fix a rear door that won't lock [Corsica]

These instructions are for a 1991-1996 Chevrolet Corsica, the instructions are similar for a pre-1991 Corsica, with the exception of the removal of the door panel.

Breadboard Power Supply

Breadboard Power Supply

Here's my "partially-assembled-and-disassembled-for-the-photo" breadboard power supply. It comes as a kit from SparkFun Electronics

New Goods

New Goods

Ok, so not really a project, but just to show off, here's the newest addition to the party going on in my camera bag.

Arduino: Barcode Scanner (Work In Progress)

Ok, here I have a Symbol LT-1780 handheld barcode scanner. It has an RJ-45 cable with a 9-pin end (Not RS-232). I took an old RS-232 plug and put that on the end of the cable, and used that to wire it up to the Arduino.

Pics Soon.

Car Alarm Interface (Work In Progress)

I bought the CodeAlarm CA-145 off eBay for a reasonable price, but since I just installed a better, more expensive alarm system, and since the CA-145 is an "expansion pack", not a system by itself, I figured I could hack around with it a bit :)

Lightning-Activated Camera Shutter Trigger

Lightning-Activated Camera Shutter Trigger

This circuit is used to trigger a camera's electronic shutter circuit when a flash of lightning is present. This circuit would also work for photographing fireworks displays or other events involving flashes of light.

It uses a photo-darlington sensor that looks through the viewfinder, and triggers the camera when the light is bright enough.

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