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Time for some arts and crafts

In our last adventure we soldered a bunch of stuff onto our little PCB and got it more or less doing what we need, so now the time has come to mount our creations on the truck itself. This actually went a lot quicker and smoother than I’d planned.

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The Ins and Outs of a Monster Truck

The Ins and Outs of a Monster Truck.

Welcome to the second installment in the continuing saga of a boy and his truck. In tonight’s episode, we dust off the soldering iron and get down to business building a couple circuits that will give the truck an “interface”.

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Zen and the Art of Monster Trucking

Zen and the Art of Monster Trucking.

Many Christmases ago, I decided I’d been a good boy and rewarded myself with an amusing little 4x4 called the Carnivore. After impulse buying an Arduino Uno, I decided the time was nigh to dust it off and make it fun again.

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Wired for sound

Wired for sound.

Having successfully replaced Tommy's battery in an earlier bout of geekery, I decided it was time to set about making him do something useful. Since he didn't come with a remote, the first step was figuring out how to make him move.

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His robot heart can't love

His robot heart can't love.

When I first met Tommy, he was alone. Stuck high upon a forgotten shelf, he watched people come and people go, most bissfully unaware as to how many lols a toy robot from the mid 80s with a few missing pieces still had in him.

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You need an answering machine

You need an answering machine.

This whole thing could be easily solved by spending $25 down t' thu WalMart (or 7.99 at ValuVillage), but shame on you for even suggesting that because that just wouldn't be any fun at all.

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Pardon The Mess

Pardon The Mess.

Coming up on a year ago, I migrated Hates The Internet from Wordpress to Drupal and, to be honest, kind of forgot about it for a while. I always meant to pop in and do a little rearranging, but could never seem to find the time.

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Sony, you stepped in it this time

Sony, you stepped in it this time.

A wiser man than myself once wrote: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." For those of us who've been following all the Android happenings at and around CES this week, that sentence seems to sum things up perfectly.

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If the Eclair won't come to the Jaypo

If the Eclair won't come to the Jaypo.

... then the Jaypo must go to the Eclair. Just this once I'm not talking about the succulent treat that pleases sweet toothes and widens waistlines, but version 2.1 of Google's Android.

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Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash.

It all started with a seed. This seed was planted into the bosom of Mother Earth in Grey County, along with several of its brothers and sisters. Over time, they grew and flourished until one day my aunt wondered, “What am I going to do with all these damn things?”

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Virtualization Just Isn't Cool Enough

Virtualization Just Isn't Cool Enough.

That's right, folks, you heard me: As awesome as it is to be able cram two racks of servers into a few U, sometimes virtual environments just don't cut the mustard. And sometimes, they're just not that cool.

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