The Skunk Train in Mendocino County, California has suffered a tunnel collapse, stranding all of their rolling stock at the Fort Bragg end of the line. This is a major impact on the tourist trade in the area, particularly at the Willits end of the line. They need to raise $300,000 to repair the tunnel, originally cut by hand in 1893.
Vintage machinery should be kept alive for future generations to see an enjoy in its natural habitat.
Wiper motors are big, cheap and powerful. Lots of torque. They are great for powering large robotic components. Out of the box – or scrapyard – they do need some modification. They are wired to go in one direction only, with two speeds. They have some position switching in them, which is designed to keep [...]
Fred’s new brain is built on the Sparkfun Arduino ProtoShield Kit, though other protoshields would work too. It would make a good basis for other animatronic or robot projects as it is designed to be plug-in.
Wired onto this are
four I2C connectors, with terminating pullup resistors. Two [...]
Linux (CentOS6) traffic control features of iproute2 are not active by default, and are usually implemented to aid traffic flow over lower bandwidth WAN connections such as aDSL. In this article I will describe how I implemented them on high end systems with multiple gigabit interfaces with bonded interfaces (often also known and LACP, LAG [...]
Fred is a fan-built Dalek roughly based on the red dalek in the first movie from 1963 Doctor Who and the Daleks . Fred is for fun - he is not for hire. Daleks are copyright by the BBC and the estate of Terry Nation. Licensed Dalek products are available commercially. If you want a full size Dalek join the Project Dalek Forum and build your own, or order a licensed one.