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  • Install Arduino IDE on Chrome OS - now with device support! – January 20, 2020

    After my previous Arduino IDE post, I wondered if I could now install the latest version of the Arduino IDE on Chrome OS using the Crostini Linux VM. In the past, you could use the apt package...

  • Install Arduino IDE on Chrome OS - now with device support! – January 20, 2020

    After my previous Arduino IDE post, I wondered if I could now install the latest version of the Arduino IDE on Chrome OS using the Crostini Linux VM. In the past, you could use the apt package...

  • VIDEO: Arduino Hello World! (build-code-operate) – January 20, 2020

    A project that brand-new Arduino users often complete is to connect an LED to the board and create a program to turn on the LED. This is the Arduino’s equivilent of the programmer’s “Hello World!”” I wanted the first...

  • VIDEO: Unpacking the Elegoo Arduino Mega Starter Kit – January 11, 2020

    I am priviledged to have the opportunity teach a course at our local Purdue Polytechnic Columbus campus. The course is TECH 120: Design Thinking in Technology. The focus of the course is to create solutions to modern problems, using software...

  • Install the Arduino IDE on Ubuntu Mate – December 31, 2019

    It is possible to install the Arduino IDE from the default Ubuntu repositories using sudo apt install arduino; however, what you will install is a woefully “out-of-date” version. Let’s install the most “up-to-date” software so we can take...

  • Bullet Review: The AuKing $52 LCD Projector – October 19, 2019

    A couple of years ago, we received the Star Shower Window Wonderland as a gift from family members who knew our love of holiday decorations. We used this little single-use projector for both Halloween and Christmas. It served us...

  • Creality Ender-3 build surface upgrade – June 08, 2019

    I mentioned in my last post that my new Creality Ender-3 3D printer build surface is warped. I blame myself because when I removed fresh prints, I would often bend the build surface slightly to remove the new print....

  • Set up the Creality Ender-3 for first print – June 02, 2019

    In my last post I journaled my experience assembling my new Creality Ender-3 3D printer. As I mentioned in that post, I have never created a 3D print and have no idea what to do first. Luckily, a...

  • Assembling the Creality Ender-Pro 3D Printer – May 29, 2019

    I purchased my first 3D Printer over the 2019 Memorial Day weekend. I’ve been researching 3D printers for over 18 months and found it difficult to choose a brand and model. I have been searching for a printer that meets...

  • My Android TV remote chart – February 22, 2019

    In episode 0012 of my podcast, Pixel Power Podcast, I share my experiences with several Android TV remotes. While preparing for the episode, I created a Google Sheet to compare the features of each remote I tried....