.NET Micro Framework Web Server Unreliability

I have built a couple of home-automation devices using the Netduino Plus 2 and, until fairly recently, was pretty happy with them. Certainly the process of development using the .Net MicroFramework is really excellent – it is nothing short of miraculous to be able to debug embedded code in a desktop environment. BUT neither of the devices was totally reliable …

rob.NET Micro Framework Web Server Unreliability

a qt stock ticker

a simple stock ticker using Python and Qt

roba qt stock ticker

voice command

turning on the kitchen projector proves to be a more complex problem than expected.

robvoice command

drawing straight lines with a Polargraph

Well, I have been busy with other things but hankering to get the Polargraph I got as a kit from Sandy Noble to plot lines as straight as possible.  The process wasn’t as simple as I’d expected for quite a number of reasons including, as often seems to be the case these days, an overestimation of my ability to remember …

robdrawing straight lines with a Polargraph

polargraph from Sandy Noble

A few weeks ago I ordered a Polargraph kit from fellow Edinburgh resident Snady Noble at www.polargraph.co.uk After sitting on the shelf for a little while I found the time to build it and try out a couple of plots using Sandy’s software which creates pleasing drawings from bitmapped images.  Here are a couple of plots.    In the cat …

robpolargraph from Sandy Noble

origami circuits

A few weeks ago I spotted an article on Paper Circuits at Evil Mad Scientist and I thought something similar would make a nice project to do with my kids. I’m always looking for an excuse to try some interesting kit so the idea of using a conductive paste to make the circuit appealed a lot and it also allowed …

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