Thermal printers such as the Zebra LP2844 have been around for decades and are used widely in fulfillment centers. They are simple, low-maintenance printers that don’t require ink and spit out shipping labels with very high contrast (just two colors – black and white). Zebra printers speak a very simple text-based language [...]
I decided to build a coat-hanger antenna last weekend. It required 6 coat hangers, one long block of wood, screws/washers and a balun (UHF/VHF converter). The whole project cost less than $10 and now the signal strength is 100% on all channels. In fact the TV reports 100% at 24dB where [...]
I received my Vonage device today. Setup was a breeze and the voice quality seems the same as my land-line (soon to be disconnected). The seamless integration with my existing home network was unexpected. I simply connected the WAN port to my existing hub and powered up the box.
What better to do in a leap year and in a leap day than to take apart an iPod. My friend Bernie graciously donated this device for the sake of science and the furthering of human understading of all things Apple. As I learned, the iPod is one heck of a solid device. It wasn’t [...]
Holy macros! 2002 is almost over. Where does the time fly? Anyway, I have added two new pages to this site. I intend to work on two projects in parallel. The first one involves building a mobile robot and the second – an in-dash computer for my Jetta. Both will share common components [...]
It was that time of the year and an ‘out of america’ trip was long overdue. So, I decided to pack up and take off to europe; destination: Slovenia.
Searching for flights to Slovenia from Tampa is not an easy task. You have to make compromises based on cost, [...]
Took to the skies with my friend Nick. We took off bright and early in the morning; into the hazy tampa bay skies. The weather conditions were excellent (except for the haze) and we flew from the Vandenburg airport to the Sunshine Skyway bridge and back.
Or you could call it ‘too much sun’ n fun! The City of Lakeland hosts this annual event where people from all over the country fly in. There are air-shows, experimental/commercial aircrafts on display and food (the whole spectrum starting from hot dogs and ending in corn dogs). I decided to check it out this [...]