Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Century Of Self: Happiness Machines




Connecting a Wireless Xbox 360 Controller to Windows 8





Wanted to get a bit of gaming on with my new Windows 8.1 install. Turns out installing the driver for the wireless 360 controller is quite the feat. You have to manually select the driver using the Have Disk option in the Update Driver wizard. How is this still a thing in 2014?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

OpenSpritz for Android

There is some well deserved excitement around a speedreading tech startup called Spritz. I stumbled upon an open source clone for Android. Check it out

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Decoding POCSAG and FLEX-A Pager Traffic


I'm writing a technical manual on cheap SDR for a class. I had some fun tonight monitoring pager traffic from the surrounding hospitals and security systems that still use alphanumeric pager protocols. Purely for educational purposes of course.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Arduino Leonardo in Stock at Pololu

Thanks to Pololu I was able to place an order for a couple of new Arduino Leonardos. Excited to get these in and start playing. I'm also thinking that by prototyping things with these boards I may be able to move a project to a custom layout a little quicker because of the reduced number of parts.


Adam Savage's Maker Faire 2012 Talk: Why We Make