Everyone Can Code

I stopped at a gas station that I frequent today and one of the regular attendants greeted me (I live in Oregon, where they don’t trust us with gas). This time however, he studied me a little closer, looked my car over, and finally back at me to say… “I gotta ask, how… what do […]

Rapid Development Continues

We received our order of the Pi Shield 1.1.0! We were very excited to start testing the new design since it included many updates. Aaron started with the power supply and quickly noticed a problem. After some troubleshooting, we found that the ground plane had been shorted with the 5 volt supply. We double checked […]

Pi Shield for Raspberry Pi – Layout: First Try

This project went dormant for a while, but we are getting back into it and make good progress. Here is a screenshot of our first attempt routing the PCB using new tools. There are some areas to clean up, but considering how long this took us the first time we tried manually, Ki CAD’s auto-routing […]

Nine Stars Automatic Trash Can Lid Stuck… Fixed!

I purchased a Nine Stars DZT-50-9 Touchless Trash Can about 3 months ago. The automatic lid was working fine until this morning. The lid was opening very slowly, as though the batteries were dead. After replacing the batteries, the lid would no longer open. When I waved my hand across the sensor, the lights would […]

Mame UI Now Available

We have a new project! Mame UI. A very simple front-end for the MAME emulator. It loads the output from MAME and allows you to search through the games. Clone our project: git clone https://github.com/IdleEngineers/MameUI.git

Book Review: Linux Kernel Development

For the past few months this was my view as I sat down on my couch to enjoy a cup of coffee, some toast, and little bit of Linux. As I mentioned on a Google+ post it was “a balanced breakfast.” A while ago I dove head first into Linux by installing the Gentoo Linux […]