What's Jim Making

by Jimbo Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:25 AM
I look forward to writing the full article and drawing the circuits out and sharing the software. I know a lot of people want to build this and I also hope to be able to supply them from this web page. [More]


by Jimbo Thursday, May 29, 2014 1:35 PM
I do find a certain amount of beauty in an electronic circuit. There is strict order amongst a quantum chaos. Each chip and every component has its own history in development, its own story to tell, its own exacting requirements for operating efficiently and in harmony. Each wire soldered and put in place brings the machine closer and closer to something that is practical and graceful in its own right. Every component must share space and resources with every other one in a confined space. [More]

Dynamic Arduino Data In A Web Page

by Jimbo Friday, April 4, 2014 5:13 PM
So how DO they get that data into a standard HTML page ? Well, there are a number of ways but I am going to concentrate on a technology called "WebSockets" which is fairly new in the HTML5 protocol. Basically, I will use the DOM (document object model) with a little java script to create another connection back to the server on another port, through which you can send and receive anything you want.. [More]

Server downtime resolved

by Jimbo Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:12 AM
Server downtime resolved. [More]

West Coast Camera (Chap Three)

by Jimbo Monday, February 24, 2014 2:16 PM
It's a clear night as I walk back and I have NEVER seen so many stars and galaxies and celestial wonders in any time in my life, and never since. Clear, unpolluted skies and the lack of light pollution from cities, makes this place rather special for night watchers and people come from all over the world just for this. I can see why. [More]

Tracing REAL history through DNA.

by Jimbo Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:26 PM
And, just to quickly re-write Africa's entire history as we know it, there's this new DNA evidence. [More]

West_Coast_Camera_(Chap Two)

by Jimbo Sunday, February 2, 2014 12:08 PM
I check the compass heading for reference and place my hands gently on the cyclic control, place my feet into the stirrups of the pedals on the floor that control the tail rotor, reach down to the collective control on my left, and just let the feel of the aircraft wash over me for a few seconds before I take control, just to get a feel of how she is trimmed and how she is flying. I can feel Tony's tiny inputs into the controls as he guides the bird through the skies. I must try and match his same skills and keep her in this attitude, on this heading, at this speed. I push the red "talk" button with my right thumb and tell Tony through the intercom..
"I've got it.." [More]

West_Coast_Camera_(Chap One)

by Jimbo Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:33 PM
I am lying comfortably on the floor in the back of the helicopter. The vibrations are gently dropping my eyelids closed and I let myself drift away. Tony can talk to me anytime but doesn't need to and he leaves me to my thoughts. We've been flying for two hours now. My bladder is crying for attention and apparently, so is Tony's. I feel the machine change flight attitude. We are somewhere over someones farm somewhere in the "Free State". [More]

I'm baaack...

by Jimbo Friday, January 17, 2014 8:17 AM
It's been 170 days since this server went silent and I moved out of town. I have missed it... [More]

Jimz Place

by Jimbo Sunday, June 2, 2013 4:32 PM
The idea was, that I could just post the web address in as many places as I could, in the hope that someone, somewhere would find it and see a place for my own particular unique skill set. [More]


by Jimbo Friday, May 10, 2013 3:45 PM
Maybe it's their apparent ability to splurdge forth so many photons from such a little bit of input power, or maybe it's because they are the stuff of pure science. [More]

Bouncing Off The Walls

by Jimbo Wednesday, May 1, 2013 1:33 PM
A lazy public holiday. What to do to keep myself from bouncing off the walls ? How about if I bounced some lasers off the walls instead ?

Challenge accepted ! [More]

Lucky 100

by Jimbo Friday, April 26, 2013 10:33 AM
Of all the random people, of all the random places I could have stopped along the entire beachfront, I happen to talk to the lady who's friend has found it ! [More]




by Jimbo Saturday, April 20, 2013 1:34 PM
Like Zoidburgs tentacles, my prying fingers uncovered just such a thing as I needed. A stepper motor WITH a gearbox attached. [More]


by Jimbo Friday, April 12, 2013 6:19 PM
Control a stepper motor with "half steps" using a ULN2803 Darlington Array [More]

Turning rocks into life

by Jimbo Monday, April 8, 2013 7:15 PM
The answer lies in a chemical that every single living thing on this planet carries and is "required" for life. [More]


by Jimbo Wednesday, April 3, 2013 5:07 PM
So, I jumped right in...And this article is about how I got my software and hardware to work together. It is not a "how to" but rather a "look what you can do" story. [More]


by Jimbo Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:31 PM
Minimal deep house [More]

Building blocks of life found around a young star.

by Jimbo Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:15 PM
"Sun like" star has chemicals for life.    Astronomers at the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub millimeter Array {picture} (ALMA) ( Wiki Link for this telescope) have found molecules of glycolaldehyde[1], a simple form of sugar[2], in the gas surrounding a young binary star, with similar ... [More]

Helpless Human Babies

by Jimbo Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:37 PM
Have you ever wondered why humans give birth to completely helpless babies, when compared to other species ? A chicken emerges from an egg completely able to walk and needs only to be shown where to find food. A Caribou baby must be able to get up and run with the herd within minutes of birth. Its l... [More]

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