Ramblin' Dan's Workshop

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"Sleeper" tool

I had some extra cash become available. I am using it to add a new vice to my GRS holding system. Interesting thing is I first thought the GRS Multi-Purpose Vise was something not worth considering. I now have one and I'll have to call it a "sleeper". That's an old hot rodder term for a souped up ve...
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More Than a Dream

I just posted a new "Ramble" as I call it. It a short reference I use for writing rambling or somewhat wandering comments about something or nothing in general. Hence the meaning and use of the ramble term in "Ramblin' Dan". Here is the link: Follow The Dream . This post was the result of a little b...
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Now It's Robotics

I posted a new category under Electronics I named Robotics . Then under that I moved my Remote Conning System topic. Next I added a new topic called Activitybot , which is the brand name of a new robotic system with which I will soon be experimenting. It's a kit made by Parallax . I decided I wanted...32500 0
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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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