Ramblin' Dan's Workshop

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Old-timer's Lament

Wow! Getting back into micro computer code writing is harder than I remember. Perhaps my 70-year-old brain cells are slowing? Haw! Good excuse, eh? I will go with that for now. The problem is I am starting all over and am finding it impossible to just pick up where I left off. No real surprise. It’s...
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Scritch, scritch...

That's just me, scratching my itch. I dug out my Parallax hardware which includes a "Basic Stamp" and a "Propeller" microprocessors. I at one time had them talking to each other through the "XBee" RF modules. All part of my "Remote Conning" or Radio (computer) control for model boats. It's going to ...DSC07621
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I Have to Scratch...

Arduino Parallax Propeller Raspberry Pi Getting “antsy” to play with a microcomputer, again. Not the PC type but the embedded definite purpose type. The genera includes Raspberry Pi , Parallax , and Arduino type microprocessors. I had (have) a very interesting project using Parallax hardware to remo...


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Using LinuxCNC

LinuxCNC is now my dominant CNC controller software in my workshop. I have run MACH3 for more than a decade and maybe two with complete satisfaction for my needs. It is the Windows 10 operating system that is my nemesis. There is more on this subject posted in the THMS Blog so I won’t repeat here. (...
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Something Fishy

Something Fishy
After acquiring two three dimensional printers, a large volume of printed items have been designed and created. The most fun is designing from an original idea, then seeing it taking shape on the printer. I created a new blog website all about doing just that. Ramblin’ Dan’s 3D Print Design Studio ....
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