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>> Walktime Blog #21: Silent power supplies

Thu, Feb 16th 5:18pm 2012 >> Walktime

I'm in the process of setting up my home office, and the computer I'm using is an old machine decommissioned from regular use. It's really noisy, so I'm on a mission to make it silent. The first step is replacing the power supply.

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>> Walktime Blog #20: Building a triple-head monitor stand

Sat, Feb 11th 3:08pm 2012 >> Walktime

I need a monitor stand for the triple-head computer in my new home workshop, so I had a go at making one out of bits of left-over timber.

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>> Walktime Blog #19: No dominant Open Source home automation projects?

Sat, Jan 28th 11:39am 2012 >> Walktime

If you're just getting into home automation and go searching for Open Source HA projects, you'll discover there aren't any obviously dominant players - more a mix of partly-developed personal projects that aren't very portable. Why is that?

View or comment directly on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywulcl_PCUM

Links for this ep:
 * Allison Randal: www.twitter.com/allisonrandal
 * Desktop Home Hacks: www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8asl5SsGy4
 * Mister House: misterhouse.sourceforge.net
 * Open Remote: www.openremote.org
 * SuperHouseTV: www.superhouse.tv



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>> Walktime Blog #18: Interview with Marco Ostini at LCA2012

Fri, Jan 27th 5:52pm 2012 >> Walktime

Despite Australia's strong involvement in the early history of space exploration, we're now lagging way behind many far smaller nations in our commitment to the industry. At linux.conf.au 2009 in Hobart, Marco Ostini gathered together a group of like-minded people to create Lunar Numbat: a project to develop Open Source space technology as part of the White Label Space team competing for the Google Lunar X-Prize. At linux.conf.au 2012 in Ballarat I managed to pin him down long enough to film this interview.

View or comment directly on YouTube: youtu.be/6PQ6mIEmKfc

Links for this ep:
 * Marco Ostini: www.twitter.com/marcoostini
 * Lunar Numbat: www.lunarnumbat.org
 * White Label Space: www.whitelabelspace.com
 * Google Lunar X-Prize: www.googlelunarxprize.com



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>> Walktime Blog #17: Interview with Matt Evans at LCA2012

Fri, Jan 27th 1:32pm 2012 >> Walktime

At linux.conf.au 2012 I had the good fortune of meeting up with old friends and also making new ones, including the amazingly talented Matt Evans. Matt did a great talk called "Hack Everything: Re-Purposing Everyday Devices", so I caught up with him briefly afterwards to talk to him about it.

View or comment directly on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIQl0u-YZ5s



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>> Walktime Blog #16: Arduino Miniconf 2012

Tue, Jan 17th 12:50pm 2012 >> Walktime

A quick walk-around of the hardware assembly tutorial at the 3rd Arduino Miniconf, which took place on January 16, 2012 as part of linux.conf.au.

View or comment directly on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xic4w5DL-tw

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>> Walktime Blog #15: Arduino light switches

Fri, Dec 30th 10:29pm 2011 >>

As part of my @SuperHouseTV home reno the entire house has been rewired, including replacing all the light switches with Freetronics Arduino-compatible control surfaces running on the LAN using Power-over-Ethernet. To save time assembling all the switches I designed a custom PCB for the control surface.

View or comment directly on YouTube: http://youtu.be/MW3Vs2mHies

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>> Walktime Blog #14: Maker Faire Melbourne, Arduino Miniconf

Wed, Dec 21st 11:18pm 2011 >> Walktime

Maker Faire is coming to Melbourne! Followed 2 days later by the Arduino Miniconf at linux.conf.au 2012 in Ballarat, it'll be a great time to be in Victoria if you're into Open Hardware.

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