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The key to driving high power LEDs

The key. Simply, is MOSFETs. In our current design we have a decent sized MOSFET optically isolated from our control circuitry. This allows us to safely control the 36 volts that our high power LED chips require. Our original design had been using droking boost convertors on 12V power supplies to bring them up to …

High Power (100Watt) RGB LED control

I have been working with Circus Automatic on the Design, Control and implementation of 100 Watt White and RGB LEDs. Here are a couple videos showing the working lights. Slow motion showing off them flicker free at 240 FPS They are being controlled with an ESP32S Microcontroller, a 36v Power supply, 12v and 5v switching …

Holiday tech shopping for the home

Lighting  LED and mood lighting seems to be a fast growing trend, With some pretty steep prices for entry, Here is a list of the top three LED lights for this year’s Holiday season!  Just the basics  $7.99HitLights RGB Multicolor LED Bulb   These are Remote controlled LED bulbs, with a high rating on amazon, …

Campervan ideas

Considering Building my new van into a campervan/twitch streaming van.  Basic ideas follow below!  Any thoughts or ideas please comment them!  Original back view first idea of the bed Basic ideas of the back view Basic ideas of the side view outer white shell denotes easily usable space in the van.  a render from the …

Updated personality type

It has been four and a half years so I decided to retake the common psychological personality test based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typological approach to personality. it is available for free at humanmetrics.com Here are my results.

running vm370 on hercules 3.07 on linux

This is how to get it running at the endDownload and unzip this filehttps://www.dropbox.com/s/mvxwv39hhb9y2l3/vm370pack.zip?dl=0 do sudo apt-get install hercules Now to bring it up we run the emulator however we connect with a REGULAR telnet program on the localhost to port 3270. Run the emulator like this: hercules -f herc.cnf Then next start the telnet session: …

The making of Rocket Ball using unreal editor – Part 2

So here are the plans for Today’s stream! we will be focusing on making the “Ball Spawner” and “Rocket Ball” assets. Create basic static mesh Create ball blueprint Static mesh for Rocket Ball Blueprint code for it to always go in a forward direction.  variable for speed variable for direction code for impact on surface, …

The Making of RocketBall

Ok,  So I don’t know anything really about making video games, other than playing around with unreal engine. and fixing it’s build scripts when they break . But mainly for my own future reference I am going to host my attempt at making “Rocket Ball”. A game that is supposed to be the love child …

Want to go to Mars? The possibility is coming quickly!

The following is from arsTechnica Elon Musk, SpaceX chief executive, at the StartmeupHK Festival this week. Screen capture from YouTube. During the StartmeupHK Festival in Hong Kong this week, an expansive Elon Musk addressed some key questions about SpaceX’s ambitions for Mars, as well as his personal spaceflight plans.For the last few months rumors have been swirling within …

Ubuntu Fails to keep SecureBoot Secure

It was recently brought to my attention the following twitter post. Which led to me following the link.  In layman’s terms, We are doing this so people can install our software. We aren’t going to let them know that we are just hacking around an important part of the modern security infrastructure of computers, and …