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Thermal Printer Remotely Controlled through an ESP32

Again one of these things that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but never found the time to… having one of these little thermal printers that spit out your receipt at the till in a supermarket, and hack it to print little snippets of information like reminders or shopping lists, etc. 341 more words

Electronics

Open letter to Apple

Dear Apple,

It would seem to me that creating an environment where your products have designed obsolescence is wrong on any number of levels.

“An aging relative thought he might like to read on a Kindle type device. 

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When Should You Replace Equipment and Why

Today I thought I would talk about a subject that is near and dear to the hearts of most CFO’s.  Money and budgets.

In the IT ARENA as it were all hardware has a lifespan. 1,049 more words

Information Technology

Don’t throw it away just yet!

Batteries are a troublesome thing and can be a real source of irritation.  Batteries used in devices like this keyboard, for instance, can be in there a long time before they need to be replaced.  364 more words

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Simple Radio Controlled Car

There’s nothing much to say about this, no micro-controller or programming or any fancy stuff involved… it’s just that I’ve always wanted to build a simple RC car for my kids… 1,509 more words

RC

Kits and other fun stuff from eBay

I admit it; I am a gadget freak!  Ever since I was a little guy and I heard an announcers voice come out of a radio, I was hooked. 1,075 more words

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Distractions….

Once again I find myself in a period where “real life” is intruding significantly on my build time. Not only at work (which is the normal reason), but also in my personal life. 171 more words

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