Category Archives: Electronics

SSD Upgrade to Samsung Evo 500

Recently upgraded my 2-3 year old Corsair Force 3 240Gb SSD [$199 then] to the Samsung Evo 500Gb [formatted you get 466Gb]. 224Gb is roughly what you get when you format a 240Gb SSD and l have been running out … Continue reading

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CPU-Z Results Alienware 17

CPU-Z Results Alienware 17 – Click here for the validated results on my hardware. SSD and Internal hard drive tests below. Click here for download location

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ServoCity Components

Below links show some very cool components you can get from ServoCity, especially useful for robotics control and/or in my case, DSLR Camera control for creative video/animation etc. I am currently working on a project which would require 360 both … Continue reading

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CPU_GPU Benchmarks 03-2014

Comparing 3 machines l use/own: Benchmarks from Boinc manager. In Pictures In detail Linux Workstation – running Linux Mint 16 ========================================= Intel Q8200 @2.33Ghz 4 core 8gb ram 1567 floating points MIPS whetstone per CPU 12633 integer MIPS Dhrystone per … Continue reading

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Monster prime numbers

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Tripod Upgrade

My first 6-8 year old tripod is the Sunpak Platinum Plus 5800D. Still works but its pretty skinny legs don’t really support a heavy DSLR comfortably nor can it hold one with a telephoto lens. Last year l acquired the … Continue reading

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Kodi (formerly XBMC)

“Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC/Kodi Foundation, a non-profittechnology consortium.[4] Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most … Continue reading

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Arduino Motor Shield Test

Below is a couple of pictures and a short video clip, showing a test hook-up of my Arduino Mega board to a Motor/Stepper kit l purchased from Adafruit – click here for the kit. First test works great, just check … Continue reading

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Logitech Rebate Support System

I’ve never blogged about a bad support case but this has to be the first because its getting so ridiculous and a waste of my productive time. Early this year at a local Frys electronics store, l was impressed by … Continue reading

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Build Pictures Adafruit Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield for Arduino kit – v1.0

Build Pictures Adafruit Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield for Arduino kit – v1.0 Details from – click here for the link: Motors and Arduino are not included. Here is a design for a full-featured motor shield that will be able to power … Continue reading

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