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Cheap & Ugly DIY: NES Gamepad

A working 8-bit Nintendo controller out of nothing? No problem! Get some speaker wire, a network cable, some floor protection pads, an empty plastic can, a 4.5 volt battery, lots of duct tape and a small cardboard box: a little something for a rainy day indeed! 605 more words


Cutting the cord EPG - project overview

What am I doing and why?

Many years ago I cut the cable and we only have streaming services and OTA (Over The Air) broadcasts.  I love the fact that I no longer have cable/satellite bills….but the internet bills are fast catching up (guess AT&T and Time Warner have figured this out.. 148 more words


Proof of concept: demo of a circuit

I’ve realized that still photographs sometimes don’t capture the reality of a circuit, like the one we built in week 2 at Cal Tech. So I’ve now entered the decade of the 2000’s with my first YouTube video. 21 more words

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Why not Asynchronous Logic?

In a previous post, I mentioned that I was looking to use synchronous logic rather than asynchronous logic for the counting systems. The reason for this was stated as ‘making the analysis easier’. 315 more words


Soldering on

Soldering is necessary on any printed circuit board. We started practicing the first week with junked boards and burned-out components. It’s a good skill to have. 535 more words

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