Category Archives: Personal

Another break

Having to take another short break. Time to take a small vacations and to get the kids off to college. I had been working on a gyroscope calibration table but that will all have to be put aside for a … Continue reading

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Offline for a while

I have not been posting recently nor do I expect to be active for the next few weeks. My son had a significant surgery last week. The procedure went very well, but he has a long recovery ahead of him. … Continue reading

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Imagine RTI 2012 edition

Just came back this weekend from Imagine RIT. Imagine RIT is a huge science fair like event at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester New York. 30 thousand people come to look at exhibits from individual students, classes, graduate students, … Continue reading

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Adjusting the timing of an industrial sewing machine

My wife has an industrial sewing machine used for quilt making. Over the last few days it has started to act up. Last night and tonight I have been working on the machine adjusting the timing rather than doing any … Continue reading

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NIOS2 FPGA work

At work I got assigned to write a very simple control system for a device we are making a prototype of. For various reasons, the designers choice to use an FPGA with a soft-core processor. What this means is that … Continue reading

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Finding an old friend

Went to the dump over the weekend to drop off an old PC and hoped to find a better one to run in my home lab. As I approached the electronics area, something jutting out of a box caught my … Continue reading

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A crazy few weeks

I have been unable to work on home projects for the last few weeks due to a huge push at work to meet a year end sales quota. We had numerous units unable to sell due to a communication error … Continue reading

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Robolab for FLL

Last night I had the chance to work with a local FIRST LEGO League team using Robolab on their NXT robot. It was a very enjoyable experience especialy after the miserable day I had had at work. In the few … Continue reading

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FIRST LEGO League

I have been involved with FIRST LEGO league for over ten years. Lately it has been as a judge at the local and state level. Last weekend and this weekend were the local tournaments that qualify teams to move to … Continue reading

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