• Upholstered Milk Crates

    31 Dec | 12
    • in Woodworking • 
    • by FozzTexx

    As usual I procrastinated on deciding what I wanted to get people for Christmas. By the time I got around to looking at my sister's Wishzilla, there wasn't much left and not much that was very inspirational. I happened to think of looking at her Pinterest instead, and while it was mostly outdoor landscaping ideas, there was just enough there to give me an idea. If you follow me on twitter you probably saw I was messing around with OSB and experimenting with what kind of joinery I could...

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  • Gift wrap tags

    10 Dec | 12
    • in Misc • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I made these gift tags by filling a sheet with "From Chris" in different colors. The colors were picked at random and I staggered and repeated the "From Chris" so that it filled the entire page. I then printed the page on full page label sheets and cut out the lettering. You could cut the letters by hand but I used my vinyl cutter to do it. To keep the letters together as I removed the backing and put them onto the package I used the blue masking tape and didn't...

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  • Attempting MAME 0.147 for Raspberry Pi

    28 Nov | 12
    • in Raspberry Pi • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I've been on a quest to get a working NES emulator on my Raspberry Pi. By working I mean that it can run full screen and has audio that works both on the analog jack and the HDMI out. I tried out a few and while some can at least display the video, none have working audio. There have been reports of people getting MAME and MESS to work on the Raspberry Pi, but in digging into it I found out that it's AdvanceMAME and AdvanceMESS, which are over seven years old. If you're much into...

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  • Backwards Power Pi

    04 Nov | 12
    • in Raspberry Pi • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I was getting ready to do an experiment with the Raspberry Pi and see if I could get it to work with a USB device. I expected that the USB device would probably want a lot of power so I dug out a powered USB 2.0 hub. As I was hooking up the USB hub I was suddenly startled to see the Pi power up! I checked to make sure I hadn't accidentally bumped my power supply and turned it on. The power supply was still off, the power was coming from the USB hub! This seemed really strange to me...

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  • Using a Pi to Keep the Kids Away from the Candy

    30 Oct | 12
    • in Raspberry Pi • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I thought it would be fun to setup a prop on my porch for Halloween that did more than just sit there. Of course I came up with the idea very late and so this whole thing was cobbled together in just an hour or two. Looking around my house at a ton of the gadgets I had the idea of putting a Jack-o-lantern on the porch that I could control the light in. Searching the internet for scary Halloween sounds caused things to quickly evolve into adding motion sensors, controlling a couple of lights,...

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