Talking Teddy BearPosted by:Eric KerinJanuary 14, 2006, 8:45 pm

In my search for a Christmas present for Michelle, I decided to make a talking stuffed animal. But not just any stuffed animal, I decided to mod "David Bowie" The cheap red stuffed teddy bear I won in a claw game machine in Florida. Read on for the details of this project.

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Scopemeter IO BoardPosted by:Eric KerinNovember 14, 2005, 5:24 pm

So I've now built a board for my scopemeter so that I can hook it up to the computer via the serial port. I used designs linked from Scobegrab32 And made a PCB using the laser printer method I used in the Paintball shot counter

So far it's working pretty well, I've got it tuned in so that it will go 19200 baud, but that's as high as I can get it. I think it's because of the speed of the diodes, but that's just a guess. Anyway, it's kinda cool the amount of things that can be controlled by the serial interface. Pretty much any key on the front panel can be pressed, the raw waveform data can be downloaded, The scope can even be turned off and on using the serial interface.

Next thing I hope to do is write a nice Java based GUI for interfacing with the scopemeter. The only real gui to speak of that I could find was Scopegrab32, and it's Windows only. So another project gets added to the list. That list keeps growing, and rarely shrinking.

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Paintball Shot CounterPosted by:Eric KerinApril 2, 2005, 9:33 pm

So I started playing paintball last year when a friend of mine had a bunch of people over to play. Someone brought a spare marker and mask, so I borrowed it and joined in. Needless to say, I got killed pretty quick, but it sure was fun! So I went out a few weeks later and picked up a PMI Piranha EForce kit, and some paint. I've only played once since then, mainly since that friend is now in the Navy. But that's not gonna stop me from modding my marker!

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Dancing PiratesPosted by:Eric KerinMarch 26, 2005, 8:40 pm

I got an idea on day to hook up a Dance Dance Revoluions pad to my computer, so I could play some of the puzzle games on Puzzle Pirates. Well after a little messing around, and some soldering I got it to work, and here it is!

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