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New Horizons flyby

Well last night I stayed up really late (For me) and watched the NASA coverage of the New Horizons flyby. It was definitely one of those once in a life time events and I didn't want to miss it.  I almost did though because the NASA TV stream failed almost immediately, and ustream was buffering [...]

By |July 15th, 2015|Astronomy|0 Comments

How to power an Arduino from a 9v Battery inc Case

I have been tinkering with using my Arduino in spots where mains power is not an option so I need to test how long my projects will work on battery power. While it is easy enough to use a AA or 9V battery holder and insert them into the VIN and GND on the Arduino, [...]

By |June 6th, 2014|Arduino|0 Comments

Busy as hell and MAME Cabinet

Wow, last 2 months of my life have been nuts.  I don't know how I will find time to continue updating this blog, but I am seriously going to try. First big piece of news is the continuation and expansion of a business I started in 2012, Mirus Web Design.  For the past 2 years [...]

By |May 29th, 2014|Life, Raspberry Pi|0 Comments

I’m not dead

God I am so slack.  I promise to write more blog posts.  I have a lot to write about so I really should get on that.  Including the MAME Build which I haven't worked on in quite a while. Anyway, I've moved servers again because the old one was Windows based and PHP + Windows [...]

By |April 3rd, 2014|Life|0 Comments

Another new host, new challenges and the MAME Cabinet

So I've gone from using standard hosts to a Linux VPS since I have need for some of its other features.  So I had a crash course in Apache2 setup over the weekend and migrated this as well as a couple other minor sites to the new host.  I don't have everything 100% yet, but [...]

By |June 17th, 2013|Games, Information Technology, Life|1 Comment

Web Development and Side Projects

I have an 8-5 job in IT, but on the side I develop websites.  I have three websites under my belt now and it feels pretty good.  I am still waiting to get something more than a simple 1 pager, but it is only a matter of time!  My greatest challenge has been rapidly expanding my knowledge [...]

By |November 22nd, 2012|Information Technology, Life|0 Comments

MAME Cabinet Build Part 6 – Dun dun DUUUUUN!

Woo, so after having to wait what seemed to be an eternity, I was finally able to build the majority of my box!  I decided to use 12mm MDF and it worked pretty well.  Only issues I encountered was some minor splitting, but that is repairable and would not have happened had I used dowel. [...]

By |November 19th, 2012|Raspberry Pi|0 Comments

MAME Cabinet Build Part 5

I am almost ready to commence building!  I have been working on the software side, getting RetroPie installed so I can start testing different emulators and games.  It is so much fun!  A friend is working on a full sized cabinet and he has been hard at work planning and constructing his panel layout.  This [...]

By |November 8th, 2012|Information Technology, Raspberry Pi|2 Comments

MAME Cabinet Build Part 4b

As promised here are some pics of the parts I picked up from OzStick two days ago.  Images can be clicked on for larger versions. I ordered (Or already possessed) the following items: Sanwa Joystick in 8 way mode 8 buttons consisting of 2 of each colour (Yellow, Red, Green and Blue) LED illuminated Coin [...]

By |October 27th, 2012|Games, Raspberry Pi|0 Comments

MAME Cabinet Build Part 4

My parts from OzStick arrived yesterday.  So happy with these guys.  The parts are great quality and it was sent Express Post meaning I got it next day.  In fact, I got it within 24 hours of ordering which is pretty amazing.  It is a lot of stuff but I believe I have all the [...]

By |October 26th, 2012|Games, Raspberry Pi|0 Comments