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  • December 26, 2011

    Soldering for Family Harmony

    Santa brought the boys two Tonka Ricochet Replay R/C cars on Sunday, a blue/green one for Zane and a yellow/red one for Aidan. Unfortunately, only Zane’s worked, putting a damper on Aidan’s Christmas, since Zane was having too much fun to share.We...

  • November 21, 2009

    OpenWrt on Actiontec GT701-WG

    Couldn’t put OpenWrt on my Goodwill Linksys WRT54G v8, but it turns out it will run on my old Qwest DSL modem, an Actiontec GT701-WG.OpenWrt holds a lot of promise, so it was worth it to me to try to get it working, especially since I had a good c...

  • November 18, 2009

    Linksys WRT54G v8: Ifos Fail, Wireless Bridge Win!

    Pushing on with OpenWRT as a framework on which to build an Ifos server/master control program, I popped down to the local Goodwill to scrounge a cheap router. I new they had a pile of them, having donated a few myself.I guess a lot of people had ...

  • November 15, 2009

    TINI Disappointments

    Spent some time over the weekend on an Ifos master control program targeting TINI. It’s a Java app wrapped around a tiny [sic] built-in web server and works great so far.Well, I should qualify that. It works great until I run it on the TINI. Being...

  • November 03, 2009

    Jamod Control of Ifos Successful

    I am finally able to demonstrate direct jamod control of Ifos.Long story short: I built this embedded device that I wanted to string together with others of its kind, then control via Modbus. I wrote a Modbus server to run on the device, and up un...