Another 10 mW WSPR Beacon I enjoy writing up my projects, but it’s much better to get feedback to see that someone was actually able to take my writing and successfully duplicate my project. Via the Etherkit Twitter account, I received this from Tom Hall, AK2B regarding my last posted project: @etherkit 10mw WSPR station… Read More Wideband Transmission #8
As I mentioned toward the end of my post on the Python/GTK+ implementation of the Lorenz attractor, I ultimately wanted to add some of the other strange attractors to my program in order to make it a bit more interesting. So I did just that. It also gave me a good excuse to learn a… Read More More Strange Attractors
Back in the day, when I was a budding nerd in the late 80s/early 90s, I spent a lot of my free time down at the local public library looking for any books I could find regarding certain topics which captured my interest: programming, astronomy, electronics, radio, mathematics (especially the recreational mathematics books), and other… Read More Lorenz Attractor in Python
I’ve got a lot of project ideas rattling around my head. Got even more of them in my notebook. One of the projects floating around in there for years that seemed pretty cool, but not urgent, was an automated thermal chamber for oscillator stability testing, roughly based on the one seen at the end of chapter… Read More Si5351A Investigations Part 4
As I write this, the Juno spacecraft has completed its slingshot maneuver around Earth, having stolen a bit of Earth’s rotation energy. and is now on its way out to Jupiter. A bit before the designated 1800 UTC start time for the event, I was able to set up my Icom IC-718 at the appointed… Read More Hi Juno After-Action Report
As a world-class procrastinator, I know I’m very late with this post only about 12 hours before the event. However, I still wanted to share it with you in the hopes that maybe it could help one person. As you may have heard, the Juno spacecraft will be making a close approach to Earth on… Read More Hi Juno!
Also known as “The slowest implementation of the Game of Life in 2013″. This is what happens when you have insomnia. [pe2-image src=”http://lh3.ggpht.com/-pIMUUJNK__k/URzHojTQSAI/AAAAAAAACxQ/MCZeLIlpebE/s144-c/IMG_20130214_031548.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100175922620194527589/InstantUpload#5844765915904755714″ caption=”IMG_20130214_031548.jpg” type=”image” alt=”IMG_20130214_031548.jpg” ] What I did was first clear out the entire world, then place a plane of glass across the entire world at y=1. The actual Life cells are… Read More Conway’s Game of Life in Minecraft Pi Edition
If you are a Raspberry Pi enthusiast, you may have seen that Minecraft Pi Edition was officially released yesterday. I don’t have the time to game like I used to, so I haven’t really played Minecraft, but this version looked intriguing since it’s free and it has an open API. So I downloaded it yesterday… Read More Exploring Minecraft Pi Edition