News

Because in the creative business no news is NOT good news.

 

Dec 10, 2016 - I have developed a Python-controlled USB Watchdog Alert device. Please see the electronics section.

Dec 10, 2016 - Macpod LLC now hosts an Android Open Source Project OpenGrok instance. Please see the misc section.

Aug 26, 2016 - A store section has now been added.

Jan 22, 2016 - Teardown of a Ubiquiti Bullet M2 2.4Ghz added to the misc section.

Aug 3, 2015 - New video link of my digital water display has been added to the misc section.

Feb 20, 2015 - Sieg Industries changed the tachometer protocol of their mini mills and lathes. The SX2/CN2 tachometer kit firmware has been updated to account for this now.

Aug 8, 2014 - The lasershark_hostapp repo has been updated to include a new lasershark_stdin application. Text commands can be piped to this application in order to very easily control a connected LaserShark Board.

Aug 7, 2014 - A new version of the LaserShark firmware is out (V2.3 aka V5). This version corrects some issues identified with the previous version's clear command and adds a new command to query the samples that can be sent per bulk transfer.

Mar 20, 2014 - A new version of the LaserShark firmware is out (V2.2 aka V3). This version improves support for bulk (vs iso transfers) and adds a new command to clear the ringbuffer internal to the LaserShark... This should be very helpful for 3D Printer folks.

Jan 8, 2014 - I built a completely open source dual stepper motor driver that I call the TwoStep. This board is intended to be paired with a LaserShark for 3d printer, and other applications. Check it out in the Electronics section!

Jan 1, 2014 - A new version of the LaserShark firmware is out (V2.1 aka V3). This version allows the Lasershark units to act as a UART bridge for other peripherals.

Oct 7th, 2013 - I updated the design of the SX2/CN2 Tachometer so it will fit inside the control box on the side of the mill. Check it out in the Electronics section!

Nov 14, 2012 - I built a completely open source USB Laser Showcard that I call the LaserShark. Check it out in the Electronics section!

April 15, 2011 - SX2/CN2 Tachometer kits arrived! Please email me if interested in grabbing one.

March 5, 2011 - I added a section in misc area describing how to add a reverse switch to a SX2 mini mill. I also shared some info on how I reverse-engineered the tachometer port to make a cheap tachometer port display.

April 25, 2010 - If you saw my GPS module at RobotFest and would like to know more, feel free to drop me an email.

November 15, 2009 - A code snipped page and android serial api information have been added to the misc section.

September 14, 2009 - I got my hands on a copy of 10.6 Friday and updated the Wireless Grapher widget to work under it. I'm glad I didn't have to spend another 130$ for it. Hey Apple, can the rest of your OS update just be 30$ from now on? :)

September 7, 2009 - I have received multiple emails letting me know that the Wireless Grapher widget no longer works under 10.6. Once my next paycheck comes in I'll pick up a copy and see what's going on.

March 24, 2009 - I added a tutorial that says how to make a G1 2.8v level serial to USB cable for kernel debugging in the misc section. You can easily use the information to make a rs232 or other serial adapter. Check it out in the misc section!

February 15, 2009 - I built a video streaming robot based off of the Surveyor Corporation's SRV1 robot controller which is controlled using an Android G1. Check it out in the misc section!

January 23, 2009 - I built an Android G1 based robot that can be controlled from thousands of miles away over cellphone data networks. Check it out in the misc section!

July 23, 2008 - Changed hosting companies after the old one tripled their costs, cut their features, and locked me out!

December 5, 2007 - Wireless Grapher Widget 0.5 has been released. It took me a while to fix this because I could not afford Leopard. In the end I was able to fix it by using a machine with 10.5 installed at a local university.

September 20, 2007 - Added a tutorial on how to replace the bearings on a Balfa BB7 Mountain bike in the Misc section.

October 23, 2006 - The Wireless Grapher Widget should no longer cause connectivity issues. The problem seems to be related to calls to the WirelessScan() and WirelessScanSplit() methods. When these methods are called under 10.4.8, the airport extreme card in intel macs seems to be unable to juggle maintaining the current connection and identifying other networks in the area and consequently severely slows down network connections or even disconnects! It wasn't like this in 10.4.7.. I wonder what Apple changed...

October 6, 2006 - Two users have reported connectivity issues with their Macbook Pro's running 10.4.8 and the Wireless Grapher widget. If you have encountered such problems remove the Wireless Grapher widget from your dashboard and then reboot your computer. If this happens to fix your issues, please email me so that I may work with you to provide a fix.

July 10, 2006 - AirPort Extreme MAC Address Changer v1.0 released!

July 10, 2006 - I found Apple's "version release" technical note!

June 27, 2006 - Wireless Grapher v0.4 released!

May 29, 2006 - Screen Watchdog v0.1 released!