I've always used iTunes to manage my sharing and remote playing of my media library within my home. As you no doubt know, iTunes sucks at sharing/streaming media. I used iTunes because it was the path of least resistance despite all the verbal abuse I've hurled at it...it's bloated, slow, crashes etc...but that's a whole different article.... … Continue reading Multimedia Library Server
I was (and hope to again) working on a PID loop for the dragon's main light. The idea is simple- vary the heat lamp using a servo and rheostat. Some of you have expressed interest. Here are the photos of the servo setup. The code however is so bad I don't even know where to … Continue reading PID Hardware Photos
They're everywhere. I hate the logo and everything that goes with it, the cookies, the scripts, the tracking etc etc. It was nice in the beginning but they're out of control. What to do....what to do. Block them and do it creatively. There are LOTS of solutions for blocking them and their scripts and cookies. … Continue reading I really hate facebook
I found time over the holidays to mess with one of my old original projects- the Tri-Temp It was very interesting to poke around in some of my original hardware/code and add some things to it. Attached is a gallery of pics from the latest incarnation. I'll add the code changes and an updated schematic … Continue reading Tri-Temp Update
I haven't posted in a while- I'm not MIA- not that I know of. I'm working hard on the PID portion of the new LCC. Its a great idea but tuning and testing is time consuming. I hope to have it wrapped up soon.
Wikipedia says that a proportional–integral–derivative controller (PID controller) is a generic control loop feedback mechanism (controller) widely used in industrial control systems – a PID is the most commonly used feedback controller. A PID controller calculates an "error" value as the difference between a measured process variable and a desired setpoint. The controller attempts to minimize … Continue reading PID? What is it?
I wanted a way to have a "rotatable" counter to indicate that the LCC was still looping properly. I finally found something! A decade counter (as noted in an earlier post)! Now instead of pulsing one led I have a "spinner" type of effect. I don't have to keep track of where the "count" is....I … Continue reading Decade Counter!
I haven't worked on the Tri-Temp project in a while. I am going to go through and update the code a bit to lower the memory usage based on what I've learned for the LCC projects. The original LCC code will have an update posted soon too. Mostly memory updates and a few control changes. … Continue reading Code Updates
I've started on LCC 2nd Gen or LCC2 or LCC II. I don't know what to call it. BUT I do know it'll be killer. This one is going to be everything LCC 1 was not. So far I have: Ethernet 64 GPIOs A better RTC 2 OLED displays The RTC can be updated via … Continue reading The Next Lizard Climate Control…
It’s not as polished as I’d like but I’m on to the next version so here’s the summary.