Silent Q

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Mounting the til311 clock

| September 28, 2009

Got tired of the til311 clock sitting around nakid, so I tried to put it in an enclosure: This is a small cigar box, almost just the perfect size to fit the PCB. The board was about 0.5″ too big on the width, so I had to decide what to do: shave off the PCB, […]

Arduino, XPort ethernet sheild and serial LCD

| July 29, 2008

I picked up an Xport ethernet shield from LadyAda and played with it for a bit, and this is what came out. And inside the box This is an Arduino Diecimila with the Ethernet shield, and a SparkFun serial LCD, shoved into one of my unfamous wooden boxes. The code is very simple and very […]


| November 28, 2005

There was a computer show this weekend, and one of the vendors had a panel-mount PS/2 keyboard connector, which was perfect for attaching a keyboard to the DTV-64 project. Otherwise, I’d have to spend $5 plus $10 in S&H from Jameco or DigiKey. I did need other parts, like power connectors and RCA jacks, but […]

Commodore C64 DTV

| November 14, 2005

Some time ago, my friend Andy picked me up a couple of those 30-in-1 joystick-games, the Commodore C64 Direct to TV, or whatever it’s called. You can find a lot of information on the hackability of these things. Basically it’s a fully licensed Commodore 64 on a chip. Compatibility is apparently awesome, I think only […]


| August 27, 2005

Finally finished the nixie clock. I guess it’s been over a month. Issues: two bad tubes win an ebay bid on a set of 6 tubes receive the tubes, they’re in-15a tubes. Russian. Really. Cyrillic letters bid on another set of tubes build a better box So the box is a recycled cigar box my […]