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Posted by rich smith | Jan 13, 2009 @ 02:19 PM | 19,152 Views
PM space is limited so questions/responses are posted not emailed. Also others can benefit and I don't have to keep repeating. PM is for personal info best not made public.

DIY Low Cost Lipo Tester:

GPS audio modem for UHF, Video TX, or Cell:

One Buck One Minute Delta w/video:

Low cost XBee/GPS plane locator:

$3 wattmeter:

DIY Freq Generator/Counter/Servo Tester:

$2 Camera Servo/Auto Shutter Controller:

High current 17v DC supply for almost nothing:

1 bulb 4 setting battery discharger:

DIY 2.4Ghz RC control Via PC:

DIY servo/motor tester, free flight controller:

Poor mans milligram scale:

Servo (PWM) to PPM converter:

2 batteries at once w/$5 charger:

low cost AVR ISP cable:

DIY poor mans datalogger:
Posted by rich smith | Oct 30, 2008 @ 08:53 AM | 19,635 Views
“They took from their surroundings what was needed...and made of it something more.” -Shane Carruth 2004, PRIMER

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo da Vinci

"Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world." -Napoleon

"If we can't kid each other, who can we kid?" -Fernwood 2night

The more miraculous a technology, the more prone it is to catastrophic failure.

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home" -Ken Olson, president and founder of Digital Equipment Corp 1977.

"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible." -Doug Larson

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." -Albert Einstein.

"It's not when a man doesn't know that makes him a fool, it's when he doesn't WANT to know." -apologies to Josh Billings

The egyptian disease (living in denial)

"The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed." -William Gibson

"When it comes to conscience vs comfort, comfort generally wins." -Al Gore

There are only 10 kinds of people in this world. Those that understand binary and those that don't...

"One legged chickens, I know, are the least apt to scratch a garden." -HW Shaw

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