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First Thoughts on Monitoring a Wood Kiln for Temperature and Humidity

I’ve been thinking about how to monitor temperature and humidity in a kiln since reading this thread at the Forestry Forum. A Raspberry Pi will be the heart of the system.  The latest version as I write this is the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.  It is a tiny computer that costs less than $40.  […]

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Solar power for remote camping

I need a portable 12 volt power supply when I go camping.  Having obstructive sleep apnea, I sleep with a machine providing continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) to my airway.  The machine runs off 12 volt DC power, so the only trick is having a big enough battery. One option is to buy a battery […]

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Curse you Microsoft

My daughter wants to play Sims 3 on my laptop, which is currently running Linux Mint 14 (nicknamed Nadia).  I had been running Windows XP on it until the hard drive died.  Of course, no backup of that drive image existed.  No big loss for me really, as the machine has just been a game […]

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HTPC case considerations

Haven’t locked in to processor yet, but I assume it will be an AMD or Intel.  So looking at mini-ITX and micro-ATX form factors. Optical Drive?  Haven’t committed yet, but I think at least a DVD is needed for the occasional install of a video game.  I don’t anticipate any playback of Bluray disks directly, […]

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The making of a Home Theater PC

I’m using this as a log for the design and ultimate construction of an HTPC.  Hopefully I can get my son to join in the fun. As of March 21, 2013, I am looking for the following…

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Honey Don’t

I’m avoiding the HoneyDo list and compiling my own list of projects. Turn storage shed into workshop Build a portable bike work stand Build a bike trailer Misadventures and accomplishments will be logged here in living color.

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