We’re still waiting on our house to be delivered. It’s out of our hands at this point, as the transporter says he needs a long stretch of dry days in order to safely deliver the house down our narrow and windy road. Given how stormy it’s been this late Winter (and now early Spring), there’s… Read More Progress Marches On!
Happy New Year 2015! 2014 was a bit of a mixed bag here. It’s been a transition year for Etherkit, as I reorganize and reorient the business for a renewed push to get the CC1 and other new products to market. I believe that good things are beginning to happen there. On a personal level,… Read More Wideband Transmission #6
Since the previous Si5351 Investigations post, I’ve made quite a bit of progress integrating the Si5351 into a grabber receiver. First, let’s look at the grabber receiver architecture and how the Si5351 is used in it. Above you can see the basic block diagram of the receiver. The front end has two switchable plug-in bandpass… Read More Si5351A Investigations Part 3
[pe2-image src=”http://lh5.ggpht.com/-8gmHvJD2jyc/USH1uxHIu4I/AAAAAAAAC1I/ptVGYQdSylk/s144-c/IMG_20130218_012053.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100175922620194527589/InstantUpload#5846223975109671810″ caption=”IMG_20130218_012053.jpg” type=”image” alt=”IMG_20130218_012053.jpg” ] I spiffed up my last bit of Minecraft Pi Edition code by making the Game of Life fit into a smaller area of the world, making the world grid and live cells easier to see (by making dead cells Obsidian and live cells Diamond Blocks), and even adding… Read More Fancier Minecraft Pi Game of Life
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
Yes, a belated Happy New Year greetings! It’s hard to believe that 2013 is already well under way. I figured it was about time to give you a quick update on what’s going on in the shack right now. First up is the discrete component grabber receiver for 14.141 MHz that I prototyped to be… Read More HNY