2011
06.22

Member Blog Posts

  • Three-Phase Color
    I was doing a bit more work on my DirectX-based .raw image viewer when I came across a nice mathematical overlap with  three-phase motor control theory. It has to do with conversion from red/green/blue (RGB) to hue/saturation/lightness (HSL), two different ways of representing color. Most of th...

  • top bar beehive
    Almost two years ago, a friend of mine wanted help building a top bar bee hive with these instructions http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/support-files/how_to_build_a_tbh.pdf, so I thought I would build one with her. Who knew it would take two […]...

  • Creativity and Engineering Education: Swarmbots for everyone! Kickstarter now
    Have you ever wanted your own swarmbot?Now you can, and learn engineering while you're at it! We've been hard at work on this, and now we'd appreciate if you could share the news:Support creative engineering education and get your very own swarmbot on kickstarterThanks!

  • I'm a Beardy-Weirdy?
    S'up guys,This was my year of being old and cranky (senior fall), so I decided to become a beardy-weirdy (analog-esque EE). For some reason, I always associated analog people with old engineers probably because I once saw a picture of Bob Pease and assumed all analog-ers looked like this."My fa...

  • Motherboard/ Driver carrier board preview
    Here is a preview/test route of the motherboard to hold the tango drivers:The traces go kind of like this:gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal,...

  • ThinkPad W540 and Ubuntu
    I recently got a new laptop to replace my old ThinkPad W520, I wound up just getting the current version of the same line. Unfortunately because of UEFI and SecureBoot the installation was a bit of an adventure, but...

  • Fixing the power connector on Apple Cinema Displays (Aluminimum)
    Author's note: wiring done by dgorbik; writeup by yours trulyIt turns out that after a while, if the power cable from the display is bent near the neck of the plug, the plastic clamshell over the plug will separate. Not only that, the cord will slowly stiffen and any bending motion will detach the w...

  • New Blog
    Hey folks, This blog is no longer active. If you still want to see what I’m up to head over to dlukeomalley.com. See you there! – Luke...

  • The Return of BattleBots
    If you’re reading this, it means I’ve finally gotten approval to announce publicly my entry into the running for the 2016 Presidential Election. You are all boned now – mark my words. Just kidding. It’s way better than that. The ‘black project’ of these past few m...

  • Electric Razor: Construction
    So I kind of never made a post on the machining and construction of the rest of the scooter (other than the motor), even though it came (chronologically) before the motor testing. Instead of making a bunch of separate posts, I am just going to dump it all here in one post. The scooter body […]...

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