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Hacking The Fibonacci Clock

Hacking The Fibonacci Clock

Many people write me asking if it would be possible to add/modify the clock color palettes or change the lamp mode display. Of course it is possible, it’s open source! OK but, what does it mean for a clock to be open source? Why would you care? The short answer is, being open source gives […]

Astronomy Picture Of the Day on your Android

Astronomy Picture Of the Day on your Android

I spent the last week or so learning Android programming. I find it important, in the learning of a new programming tool, to write something with clear specifications. This forces you to work on the best solution instead of using easy to code work-arounds. The specifications are: The application should allow the user to read the Astrophotography […]

A Simple Arduino Task Scheduler (1)

A Simple Arduino Task Scheduler (1)

My motivation to write a task scheduler framework is to help me faster develop new Arduino projects. In most projects, we repeat the same tasks over and over before getting to play with the new stuff. You can jump into the code right now by downloading it from my github account at: https://github.com/pchretien/scheduler. ITask Interface […]

Kids Clock V2.0

Kids Clock V2.0

A big problem with my first version of the KidsClock was that despite my efforts to track time accurately, it was drifting a few minutes everyday. This is because the Arduino does not come with a built-in real time clock like full scale computers. To fix that problem I added a real time clock chip, […]

Manage Virtual Assistant Using Git

Manage Virtual Assistant Using Git

It is now easy as 1-2-3 to hire a Virtual Assistant to help you out with your software development projects. You don’t have to be a large corporation to work with these oversea companies. The key to success with impartition reside, as many will tell you, in two things. First, your ability to clearly define the work […]

Arduino and Infrared (IR) Remotes

Arduino and Infrared (IR) Remotes

This Article is the first of a series on programming an Arduino micro controller to control X-10 devices using an infrared (IR) remote control. This is a relatively cheap project. To make the first part of this project you will need an Arduino micro-controller, an IR receiver and any IR remote control. The overall cost should not […]

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