Tag Archives: Linux

Bureaucrats And Herd Followers: Forget About Trying Linux


After reading the recent Mike Cassidy column titled “Linux Could Ease Schools’ Tech Crunch” on SiliconValley.com, I couldn’t help reminiscing about the long-held fantasy of rolling Linux into schools. In spite of the sad economic climate, prompting the ever-present “using … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Microcontrollers


I’ve been doing a lot of work with the Arduino microcontroller and Xbee digital radios.  These little devices make all kinds of automation possible, including remote (two-way) applications.  The Arduino has a bunch of I/O pins, does analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing In Higher Education: Art And Engineering


I’ve been working with the Arduino microcontroller, Xbee digital radios, Linux Netbooks, and small servers.  It’s neat because I can use off-the-shelf parts, a little bit of Open Source software, and come up with prototypes, very quickly.  Anywhere from a … Continue reading

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Doc’s DIY Weekly Wrapup – 05/14/2010


This being the inaugural DIY wrapup, I figured I’d put out a few useful links for do-it-yourselfers. One of my favorites is Hacked Gadgets.  They come up with stories about all kinds of gadgets and machines from the minds of … Continue reading

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