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modded Spektrum DX3R R/C radio

modded Spektrum DX3R R/C radio

this is a really old mod… i felt like writing something and all my current projects still have the hood up right now.

i blinged out this Spektrum DX3R with a custom wheel, skin, and backlight. it’s the original DX3r which has now been replaced with the DX3R Pro.

the above is a pretty accurate representation of …

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BeagleBoard-XM: Getting Started (cuz a Raspberry Pi would have been too trendy)

BeagleBoard-XM: Getting Started (cuz a Raspberry Pi would have been too trendy)

i grabbed a new BeagleBoard-XM Rev C from eBay and thought i would document the first steps towards getting a project running with it…

WTF is a BeagleBoard-XM?

the BeagleBoard, BeagleBoard-XM, and BeagleBone are a family of small (3.5″), inexpensive, singe-board computers based on the ARM Cortex-A8 CPU. unlike MCU’s such as the Arduino, PIC, NetDuino, these …

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Death Burro part 6: into the (corporate) wild…

Death Burro part 6: into the (corporate) wild…

DeathBurro was released as 1.0.0.0 beta yesterday!

i took donkey into Aimee’s work during her department’s Christmas lunch. we had a little trouble getting on the network, all were either secured with EAP-TLS or browser login & terms-acceptance pages. there are ways to make this work, and so we’ll get it going eventually. for the time …

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Death Burro part 5: where the hell is donkey?

Death Burro part 5: where the hell is donkey?

donkeys cause trouble. they aren’t called asses for no reason.

quite a while back donkey started actin real funny like. turning off randomly, locking up the screen, not coming on at all on the first try. eventually, even when he would spring to life, the touchscreen input was upside down (making it nearly impossible to just …

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Death Burro part 4: them’s tha guts

Death Burro part 4: them’s tha guts

this post will serve as the hardware manual for Death Burro for those that will own him soon, so they can continue where i leave off on the next version!

here was donkey yesterday, guts masked ready for a final coat of flat black to cover some scratches and what not. (Brady’s double ended light-saber in …

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