General RAMblings on Micro-processors
Ramblings directed at people working on the Geocaching puzzle GC7GK7F – Peculiar Processor. Microprocessors are small computers, in general, with a few differences. They typically don’t run operating systems, but just one piece of software. If you want to change programs, you typically have to reprogram the microprocessor. Operating systems allow you to do many […]
Steampunk ESP8266 Internet connected Clock using the Arduino IDE
What to you get when a NeoPixel ring, an inexpensive Arduino Wifi board, and a laser cutter walk into a Steam Punk Saloon? A fashionable Steampunk designed Internet connected Clock using the ESP8266 chip and the Arduino IDE of course! Check out my Instructable.com article here.
Cutting The Cable – Internet TV!
“Cutting the cable” – an expression used by people who drop cable or satellite TV service in favor of online video sources. Cable companies charge fees for “basic” services and more fees for specialty channels until you are paying a Kings ransom for the particular mix of content you do want. Online services offer an excellent alternative.
Building a Prusa i3 3D Printer
Add your own trails to OpenStreetMaps
Save a track from your Garmin Oregon GPS
Replace the touchscreen on a Garmin Oregon for $20
Over time my Garmin Oregon’s touch screen managed to get a few nicks and scratches, which I mostly ignored. Then I dropped the unit and put a fairly big scrape in the touchscreen. Recently I discovered that this screen can be purchased for $20 and replaced at home in about 30 minutes. Here is an […]
Get free VoIP phone service in Canada
Installing a microSD Card in a Garmin Oregon 450
The Garmin Oregon series of handheld GPS units are very popular amongst Geocachers. Recently I was asked how to install a microSD card into one and also how to load GPX files and additional maps. This short instructable will guide users through the process of installing a Micro SD card into a Garmin Oregon 450. […]
Adding Free OpenStreetMaps to your Garmin Oregon 450 GPS
The Garmin Oregon series of handheld GPS units are very popular amongst Geocachers. Recently I was asked how to install a microSD card into one and also how to load GPX files and additional maps. This short Instructable will guide users through the process of downloading some high quality free maps into a Garmin Oregon […]