Malware/Spam/Virus Issues After installing the Android 4.3 update on my wife’s Galaxy S3, we immediately noticed a new iGirls icon on one of the dashboard pages. After immediately removing it, we went to the App Manager to find that no such app existed. We can only assume it was
I’ve had the La Crosse BC-700 battery charger in my possession for only a few days now, so this particular post isn’t rock solid with facts yet, but I do have one particular thing I’d like to share with those who might have thought the same misguided thing that I did
Are you tired of your daughter asking you to put new batteries in her pillow-pet so she can get to bed at night? Perhaps you’re sick of continually spending money on AA & AAA batteries for things you use often. If so, you’re at the point in life that I was at; so I de
My work recently had a server that had two power supplies fail within a week of each other. The only possibly reason I could conjure up was that our server is kept in a small closet with just an air vent on the ceiling. Meaning that if it’s winter time and the heat is on, the ve
My pan/tilt laser cat toy uses two HS-55 servos to rotate a laser pointer in a zig-zag pattern on the floor; allowing the cat to try to “catch” it. It does one rotation and then pauses for 5 seconds before starting again.
I was amazed at now small the micro servos were when I got them in the mail last week. They are so tiny, yet so strong (torque). I created a simple tilt & pan head with two of the servos for experimentation. Hooking up two momentary switches to a breadboard allowed me to control t
My son drew me the photo below of us building electronic stuff together. We built a toy for the cat to play with using the PICAXE and a servo. The servo had a straw and dangling wire attached to it which would turn every 10 and 30 seconds. Our cats looked at it in amazement and walked
Got the momentary digital switch working with the PICAXE 08m microprocesser. The switch required some resistance so that it didn’t continually send an ON signal to the PICAXE. It was a pain because I didn’t have a single large enough resistor to use, so I had to use a resi
Finally got my PICAXE microcontroller and other components in the mail this past weekend. While I didn’t have a set plan on what I was going to build exactly, I knew that I needed to know how to connect each component and know the intricacies of each one separately before I star
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