Archive for month: July, 2012

Minor progress on my F-22 RC flyer…

July 29, 2012 | My Projects, Radio Controlled Airplanes | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, I haven’t made a lot of headway, but I did at least print out the pattern for my F-22 and cut the pieces for it. It’s literally the very first time I’ve done this, so the pieces aren’t perfect, but they aren’t bad. Witness: I basically made the patterns by printing out the pieces, […]

ArduinoSudoku – sudoku on arduino

July 26, 2012 | Arduino | By: Mark VandeWettering

Just a quickie Arduino project that I ran across this morning: Sudoku on the Arduino. It’s pretty cute, since it uses the Arduino tvout library to generate video, meaning that you can display and play on your TV set. Neat! The only real description of the project is inside the zip file which you can […]

My first tentative steps into RC: a scratchbuilt F-22 Raptor in foam…

July 24, 2012 | Radio Controlled Airplanes | By: Mark VandeWettering

Do I really need another hobby? Sigh. Oh well, it appears that whether I need one or not, I’ve taken my first tentative steps into the world of radio controlled airplanes, and I have Mark H. of the Eastbay RC blog to blame. Mark is a fellow Pixarian, and has lately been sucked into the […]

Ultimate QRSS kit arrives…

July 21, 2012 | Amateur Radio, WSPR | By: Mark VandeWettering

I have an on-again, off-again love affair with beacons. I spent many a day monitoring QRSS beacons on 30m, and have built a series of different beacon transmitters. Most of my work has been inspired by Hans Summers, G0UPL, so when I found he was selling something called the Ultimate QRSS kit for a mere […]

About “Where are the Positive Hams? And How to Tell?”…

July 15, 2012 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Steve, K9ZW wrote an interesting post on his blog: Where are the Positive Hams? And How to Tell? – Part I « With Varying Frequency – Amateur Radio Ponderings. I understand what he’s saying, and while I don’t think it’s wrong per se, I think my own opinions are somewhat at right angles to the […]

Notes on no-knead bread…

July 13, 2012 | Cooking and Recipes | By: Mark VandeWettering

I have previously mentioned Jim Lahey’s no-knead bread (posts here and here and here. I’ve continued to make this at least once a week since those early days of experimentation. I thought I might include a few notes about how I’m makind and refining the process that I use. My early loaves kind of reminded […]

brainwagon.{org/com/net} lives!

July 9, 2012 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

After 12 hours of rockiness, I believe that I have brainwagon moved to new hosting. I don’t think you’ll have any trouble, but if you do, you might want to clear your cache/cookies and try reloading again. If you spot anything broken, feel free to drop me an email with the problem. Previously this blog […] will be undergoing some maintenance…

July 8, 2012 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s about time I did some long overdue maintenance on my website, including some name service changes, which may bring brainwagon off the net for (hopefully short) periods over the next week. Please bear with me, and all will soon be sorted out.

Progress on my Worked All States on JT65…

July 5, 2012 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m down to 10 states remaining for a JT65 WAS: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming. I think I have outstanding QSOs for at least one of those, so soon I hope to be down to single digits. If you are a ham who does JT65 […]