After a review of “basic electronics”, we are ready to try the basic “555 timer” servo circuit as described by Tom Jenner on You Tube. We were not able to
find any 5.25″ floppy drives, so we purchased a small servo motor from
We removed motors from: printers, 3.5″floppy drives, DVD’s, and
hard drives. We may be able to create some sophisticated low power,
projects from the hard drive motor.
Hopefully, we will be able to add some pictures, later.
After getting motors from: printers, DVD’s, 3.25″ floppy drives, an
I have watched a documentary called “Food Matters” on NetFlix, twice, so far. It is a great show telling how the food and vitamins we do (or don’t) eat can affect our bodies, both physically and mentally. It is a must see for everyone…that includes you! Get it, watch it, and pass it on to all the people you care about! Pass it along even to the people you DON’T really care about, too…. It is VERY informative and makes you feel as if you do have control of your own health! Just “take the bull by the horns” and run with it!
First you need to download and install the Java SDK from Oracle
Then you need to download and install the Android SDK
I’m using Eclipse as the IDE for the Android SDK
Then install ADT Plugin for Eclipse
Here’s a few more links
Hello World Tutorial: http://developer.android.com/guide/tutorials/hello-world.html
Developing In Eclipse, with ADT: http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/eclipse-adt.html
The Developer’s Guide: http://developer.android.com/guide/index.html
For the samples check: C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk-windows\samples
The simple fractal tv antenna, as found on the internet (instructables.com) is comparable to the RCA amplified tv antenna, in reception. Generally, (the fractal antenna) is better, depending on the location (in the house) and possibly the weather. The big advantage to the fractal antenna is cost, versus the amplified indoor antenna.
Future experiments involve modifying the RCA antenna, for use
on the fractal antenna, and also using a rotor.
“The country is passed on to the
next generation, during times of
trouble” Steven Harper
“The better we “know” ourselves,
the fewer mistakes we make. wj
Goal: Create 10 HTML pages per hour
Difficulty level: low
Algorithm – Using Notepad to create html documents
1. Organize the blog into documents.
Copy and paste the information from the blog to documents.
Each topic should have its own folder.
Each document should be limited to one topic.
The name of each document should be the same as the topic.
For subtobics create subfolders
2. Create Index html with links to the various documents.
3. Improve formatting of Website
1. Copy, Paste, Save, Save As, New Folder
2. HTML HREF tags
3. HTML formatting tags
“Just because the left brain cannot conceive of infinity, doesn’t mean the right brain cannot experience infinity.”
Spiritual Practice consists of time devoted to the Spiritual Realms.
The Spiritual Realms are not physical and hence cannot be communicated in the Physical Realm. They can only be experienced.
Since the brain has two halves and the left brain is the logical side; it follows, the right brain is non-logical.
Spiritual Practice is a right brain activity. i.e. the Spiritual Realms are emotional/intuitive/experiential.
The results of Spiritual Practice are always an emotional/intuitive experience.
So really, any activity that generates an emotional/intuitive experience of Spirituality can be thought of as Spiritual Practice.
Forms of Spiritual Practice
Prayer, fasting, meditation, good works, chanting, rituals, prostrations are among the most common forms of Spiritual Practice.
Because they are, usually, activities that generate an emotional/intuitive experience of Spirituality.
I find I do more Spiritual practice when I feel stressed out.
When my wife died in ’07, I was destroyed. Spiritual practice kept me sane.
Spiritual practice kept me closer to the Spiritual Realms and hence, closer to my wife.
And, I was able to draw strength and insight from the Spiritual Realms.
In the Christian tradition the most commonly used prayer is the “Our Father”
Examples of prayers: praise, acceptance, thanksgiving, forgiveness, blessing, request, repentance.
Personally I’d rather watch a good movie with subtitles than a poor one in english.
Although, I do prefer poor dubbing to good subtitles.
The Dow is showing significant strength through the 25 year resistance level at 12k
The only other resistance level is the all time high at 14k
What are the 5 and 25 year resistance/support levels for: gold and other metals; bonds; interest rates; other economic indicators?
The typical 1080p computer screen is 1900 x 1200 pixels.
The typical 1080p computer screen has about 100 pixels per inch, or, 100 dots per inch (dpi)
The following are my guesstimations:
DVD resolution is 480p-640p
VHS resolution is 320p-480p
8k digital film is like IMAX
If a 1080p screen is 1900×1200 and has 100dpi then the screen would need to be at least 19×12
A 19×12 screen would need to be at least 22″ diagonal (using Pythagorus’ theorum)
How many dpi in the various film sizes?
Based on recent experience I would say 35mm film is close to BluRay, maybe around 2000 x 1200
In this context I’m defining bandwidth as the screen resolution times the frame rate.
A T1 connection (1.54 MHz) is sufficient to watch streaming video at 720p.
BlueRay is about 1080p at 60-120Hz
How much bandwidth would you need to display 8K, 3D digital media at 120 Hz?
How much bandwidth can an HDMI cable carry?