Emulator in a GamePak™

Way back in October or something, a coworker of mine asked if I had a glue gun he could borrow. He was in town from the UK for a couple of months, and was interested in building a PiCart - a video game emulator packaged in an NES game cart. Rather than give him a glue gun, I suggested we do a group build and invite anyone in the office to make one. A [...]

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The Second Coming of the Electric Car

I've had a love affair with the Electric Vehicle (EV) for a few years now. I wish I could say I found it on my own, but I really only got into after watching Who Killed the [...]

Waiting for the E-Reader war to heat up…

If you would have asked me about e-readers a year ago, I would have told you that I knew Sony made one, the Kindle was pretty awesome, and there were a bunch more that were [...]

Arduino Starter Rundown – Part 2

Update: A useful comparison chart of Arduino Starter kits has been posted (by me) at ConductiveResistance.com. I invite you to check it out there. When I wrote the [...]

Fun with IR

I've got a project coming up that deals with IR data transmission, so I thought I'd take some time and make a simple IR circuit to prove that I could. This is a very very [...]

Google Chrome is a good idea, but there’s a coming problem.

With the recent announcement of Google's Chrome OS, I think the dreams of many of us are beginning to show signs of reality. Those dreams have to do with computers, and how [...]

Arduino Starter Rundown

Update: A useful comparison chart of Arduino Starter kits has been posted (by me) at ConductiveResistance.com. I invite you to check it out there. If you don't know already, [...]

My Macbook Mini

"MacBook Mini" is a name that has been attached to making a hackintosh out of a Dell Mini 9 (or a Vostro A90... same machine really). When Hykel decided to fly out to Utah to [...]

Finding my Footing

Back in February I decided to make a change to this website. It had gone from being a professional showcase to a blog. Part of the change was inspired by my seeing blogs out [...]

WWDC Keynote reflections

First off: No, I was not actually present at the keynote this morning. I was watching updates flow in through the news feed while at work. I wish I had been because it was a [...]

The garage you’ve always wanted: TechShop Portland

A few years back I started to get more nerdy than I had ever been. By more nerdy, I mean that I began to take an interest in a wide variety of things that leaned on the [...]