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by kheston
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hacking an old TomTom
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Hacking an old TomTom

The bot link was to a map.

My bad. :)
by kheston
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HotSpot question
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: HotSpot question

I'd more quickly blame congestion generated by other users in the evening than I would atmospheric condition changes. Regardless, the efficacy of any repeater/extender you try will be dependent upon the distance to the hotspot and obstructions/interference impairing the signal. It's worth a shot, ho...
by kheston
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: laser level offset measurement
Replies: 11
Views: 4485

Re: laser level offset measurement

It appears there are linear photodiode arrays available, but they don't give them away: https://www.digikey.com/short/4tr3vt I'm pretty sure the resolution my project needs is achievable with the photodiodes @hacklesup linked to. I believe the next step is to buy a few of them and see how they behav...
by kheston
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hacking an old TomTom
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Hacking an old TomTom

The post you're responding to was made by a bot, @hacklesup. It posted similar messages to the 5 most recently updated threads in General Discussion last night shortly after being approved. This is likely a strategy to help with SEO for the sites linked in each message. Hopefully, an admin will noti...
by kheston
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: need tips on building a large screen calendar.
Replies: 4
Views: 4713

Re: need tips on building a large screen calendar.

It's been some time since you asked for this, DacFlyer. But, if the boss is still asking for a solution, here are some GitHub projects to reference: https://github.com/search?q=touchscreen+calendar Here's a more detail project walk-thru: https://www.hanselman.com/blog/how-to-build-a-wall-mounted-fam...
by kheston
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: laser level offset measurement
Replies: 11
Views: 4485

Re: laser level offset measurement

CeaSaR/haklesup, I have a TopCon RL-H5A (rotary laser level, wavelength: 635nm) for which I'd like to develop a custom, μC-based detector. The idea is to be able to correlate my laser readings with a GPS/RTK rover (mine is rPi based) without need for pen and paper. You have both shared more insight ...
by kheston
Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Up For Grabs
Topic: Tek 465B needs TLC and a good home
Replies: 3
Views: 3957

Re: Tek 465B needs TLC and a good home

Yes. If you're local, it would make things much easier.

--Kurt
by kheston
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Up For Grabs
Topic: Tek 465B needs TLC and a good home
Replies: 3
Views: 3957

Tek 465B needs TLC and a good home

Hi Forum,

I have a Tek 465B with one good channel and one flaky channel. Has blemishes, but is in pretty good shape. Available for the low-low price of FREE.

Send me a postage-paid, padded box and it's yours. I'm in Hayward, CA. If the shipping cost is worth it to you, send me a message.

--Kurt
by kheston
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiring issues
Replies: 18
Views: 6696

Re: Wiring issues

If I never have to pull wire again, it will be too soon. Everyone in the audience has a WiFi-enabled personal listening device in their pocket. Ditch the acoustic system and stream the audio to everyone directly. Never again will the sound man have to endure too loud/couldn't hear gripes from people...
by kheston
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Open for ideas for forms software~
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re: Open for ideas for forms software~

Len, I write software for the death care industry. Because the industry is so regulated, there are often a dozen forms to fill out and sign in a given arrangement. We convert paper forms to Acrobat-fillable docs and then use data stored in a DB to fill and print them. Since there are so many similar...
by kheston
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Machine Vision
Replies: 5
Views: 5327

Re: Machine Vision

I just happened onto your post, Lenp. While this isn't a timely suggestion by any stretch, I wonder if it might be helpful. What comes to mind is a collection of web cams, one on each pocket, with a single PC capturing images from them over the LAN. Not sure if $50-$100 per pocket is too costly. in ...
by kheston
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Web frameworks
Replies: 1
Views: 2024

Web frameworks

I've been looking at node.js as a new web platform. Was wondering whether one of you wanted to weigh in on it. Apparently, it's part of the software stack gmail runs on. Has a clever event-driven approach to servicing calls. For some years now, Wicket has been my go-to platform for apps delivered vi...
by kheston
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8085 simulator that works with Windows 7 64 bit?
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Re: 8085 simulator that works with Windows 7 64 bit?

This came up in a quick search:

http://gnusim8085.org/

Have you tried this one already?
by kheston
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: VB Programmer
Replies: 3
Views: 4358

Re: VB Programmer

Just saw this. Sent you an email.
by kheston
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: SATA Hard Drive Slow?
Replies: 1
Views: 2200

Re: SATA Hard Drive Slow?

MrAl, Windows XP does a check for the copied/moved file's presence in the target location. I believe it does this even after you've chosen "yes to all" just in case the target folder's contents change through some other action. It's windows trying to protect you from yourself that's slowing you down...