Samsung 960 Evo 1TB SSD Review and testing results on X99 MB with 6800K CPU

These new NVME PCIe SSDs have some amazing speeds (3,200MB/s!!!), the interface is x4 standard PCIe lanes. The Samsung 960 EVO 1TB seems to be the best price/performance point right now for NVME SSDs, with $0.48 per GB as of 12/2016 basically on release day… Keep in mind that if you want to use this… Continue reading Samsung 960 Evo 1TB SSD Review and testing results on X99 MB with 6800K CPU

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Setting up Heroes Of Might and Magic 3 HOMM3 + HOTA + HD mod

Instructions for setup of HOMM3-Heroes of Might and Magic III with the HD addon and the HOTA – Horn of the Abyss fan created expansion Buy($10), download and install HOMM3 + patch from gog.com Download and install HOTA expansion from here Download and install the HD mod from here  

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Corel Draw Offset Line from Object for Laser Cutting

>Effects > Contour Tool Choose Outside or Inside depending on where you want the offset Choose Offset distance Choose one step Select the existing vector line you want the offset from Click Apply Right click on created contour object > Break Contour Group Apart Delete the interior filled object if desired Remove fill by selecting… Continue reading Corel Draw Offset Line from Object for Laser Cutting

Official Amazon Fire ADB Driver Download – from amazon directly

This text explains the driver and contains the link I re-posted lower down: https://developer.amazon.com/public/resources/development-tools/ide-tools/tech-docs/05-setting-up-your-kindle-fire-tablet-for-testing   Direct link to driver provided by Amazon: https://s3.amazonaws.com/android-sdk-manager/redist/kindle_fire_usb_driver.zip

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Which is the fastest Arduino – ESP32, ESP8266, Arduino Uno, Arduino 101 +Others Speed Test Comparison Chart

This started because I was interested in how the new ESP32 compared against other common Arduino compatible development boards. Source code Arduino sketch on Github  The source code is based on this post   Direct link to Google Docs Spreadsheet  – same as embedded above – feel free to make a copy of the spreadsheet and link it below… Continue reading Which is the fastest Arduino – ESP32, ESP8266, Arduino Uno, Arduino 101 +Others Speed Test Comparison Chart

Micropython IDE options

uPyIDE http://pythontutor.com/ – not an IDE but great tools to visualize how code is executed http://espcut.com/ – IDE for ESP8266 NodeMCU, Lua and MicropythonIDE for ESP8266 NodeMCU, Lua and Micropython Windows Only 🙁 but provides a file structure viewer of the MicroPython file system through the serial port.     

SSD1306 64×32 Pixel .49″ OLED ER-OLED0.49-1W

I have modified the Adafruit SSD1306 library to work with the smaller 64×32 OLED Displays that can be purchased here and from various other online suppliers. https://github.com/WaiakeaRobotics/Adafruit_SSD1306 PDF showing proper wiring for OLED Notes (In Chinese – use google translate) from another on modifying the UCGLIB library for this display  

Lightning Arresters, MOVs, Surge Suppression

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The following are large 3 lead MOV’s that include a thermal fuse – this fuse will prevent thermal runaway on short circuit failure mode. The 3 lead arrangement also allows an LED indicator light to notify when failure of the thermal fuse has occurred. $4 TMOV25SP115M – 28MM 20KA 170J 115VAC 150VDC – good for 150V… Continue reading Lightning Arresters, MOVs, Surge Suppression

Installing Lets Encrypt SSL cert through Virtualmin

This guide seemed to work well and the cert is live on sciencefactoryhawaii.com – will see in 2 months if the auto renew works properly.   https://www.100tb.com/blog/using-lets-encrypt-with-virtualmin/  

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LaserCAD does not bind to correct network interface

LaserCAD using the network interface is a great way to communicate with your laser cutter. Unfortunately the program seems to choose the wrong interface card on my desktop and there appears to be no way to change this besides disabling all other network adapters and running the program again. https://r1ch.net/projects/forcebindip Download the Zip file install… Continue reading LaserCAD does not bind to correct network interface