I'm writing an applet for video handling for a networked 16-channel video controller.
One of my instructor's has his own company that has a DOT contract for all the camera's along side the highway's in Ohio.
Next quarter I graduate with two degrees, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, and Electronic Engineering. Both AS's but they are at least something I can put on a resume that will help around here.
I also may have a job at my instructor's company Tree Haven Vision. They have a big DOT contract for monitoring traffic to facilitate early tripping of off-ramp traffic lights to keep everyone moving.
And the fools ... my dad and my two youngest brothers.
I've been too busy to work on anything of mine lately. I haven't touched the mill since my last post. And Dad ended up in the hospital this last week due to a Bobcat excavator that got out of control. He also broke one of the tracks on the thing in the process. They had to get rid of the property they got from when Grandpa died in 2000, but we have to take down the eye sore of a barn in the front of the seven acres before the buyers will finalize.
I've been working on making my own PCB Mill recently, and I think I'm almost done. All I have left is to straighten out some things with serial comms to the controller I made, and then I'll do a write up for a HowTo, and post it and the pics of the build on my site, along with a post on here saying that I'm done.
I don't know where to start. We had a blast, even though neither team got to the finals.
One of my teams had some technical difficulties with their autonomous mode, simply because they didn't want to bring it back to the testing area so that I could see what it was doing, so that I could tweak the timing and speed of driving, and its arm. Because of that, it flew out in to the middle of the field crashing into the center goal, while it was raising its arm. Its arm did get up to where it was supposed to be, but since it had slammed into the goal it was stuck in the middle of it when the bot tried to turn to its left, putting considerable lateral strain on the joint of the arm, which caused the plastic part of it to crack. After lifting up their third tetra of the match, the arm fell off. Lucky this was only the first day, and didn't count against their rankings, but when getting back to the pits, their instructor wanted to change the way they were playing. Eventually, all they were doing was blocking the robots on the other team from scoring, but they were doing it a little to forcibly. They put two decent dents into another team that almost got them disqualified.
Well we got all the robot's in their respective shipping crates, and one of our teachers got sent to the hospital (appendicitis).
Haven't had much time to add content lately. Been busy teaching high school kids what, and why I wired their robot the way I did. Four teams of 20, 15, 15, and 9.
Has anybody else had trouble with touchpads with Fedora?
What happened to Brent?
Our Brother MFC 3100c died a little while ago. It kept coming up with "Machine Error 41"
Anyway, that AIO was the only reason I still had a solo winblows machine on my home network. After looking on LinuxPrinting.org I found that an Epson that I liked was supported by gimp-print. Actually the one I was looking at wasn't listed, but since it was just a recently released "upgrade" I figured it should work.
For some reason every time that I requested my password to be reset on here, I never got a response until just today.
Oh well, it got me to actually sit down and look at MT. I actually had it running on my FREESCO box, until of course apache crapped out on me with a constant 403 forbidden error that I never did get rid of.
I'm intrigued by the idea of clustering a set of identical systems that I have, but I haven't looked into anything really on how to do it, nor if it would even be possible on these ancient relics.
If my friend Sean was to remember, I had mentioned to him a while back about a collection of 15 very old systems that I had, which he had mentioned an interest in acquiring one of the working ones from me.
I hate windows. I HATE HATE HATE HATE Windows.