Thursday, September 3, 2015

How to replace rotted T1-11 siding with a belly band

My wife and I live in the beautiful North West, near Portland Oregon. When we bought our first house last year we discovered during the rainy season that we had soft spots along the bottom 5 inches of our siding. We had two solutions, replace all the siding on the south side of our house or install a belly band / trim board. This tutorial will cover the basics of how to cut, replace and fix this issue. Hope this helps you in your DIY projects and best of luck!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Raspberry Wi-Fi Pi

Hope you like my play on words in the title Wi-Fi Pi! I'm doing a tutorial on getting your raspberry pi to run off a wi-fi USB key. This way you no longer have to use an Ethernet connection or have that cord running across your living room floor like mine was doing for months. I also wanted a way to connect to the RasPi when I *cough* finish my robot project. Yes I will very soon. So lets get started by covering the require parts and tutorials you might need to follow to get everything working.

Previous Tutorials Recommended:

Parts List:
  • Raspberry Pi (any version)
  • Wi-Fi USB (EdiMax EW-7811Un) 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Raspberry Pi Robot + Wii remote (Phase 1)

So I know my last post on how to use the Nintendo Wii controller with the Raspberry Pi was quite popular. I've been working on the next stage of the project which includes connecting my Digilent Cerebot II Atmega64L micro-controller to the Raspberry Pi. This required that I get the SPI connection working between the Pi and the micro-controller and get the Wii remote to control everything. I constructed this project using a set of Python and C programming with modules I either created or borrowed.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Beagleboard XM - How to install Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal)

UPDATE 7/9/2013: updated links in download folder

Hi folks so i'm back after taking quite a bit of time off. Had the unfortunate experience of my dad passing away recently. I truly believe that family comes first so i've been spending my time elsewhere. Thanks for your patients.

Versions of Ubuntu have changed over the last year so i'm going to give you the run down of the latest version, called Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) onto your Beagleboard XM. This procedure will be very similar to installing 11.04 but i'm going to give some more broad answers so if links/URLs die and such you can find your way.