Tag Archives: ELECTRICAL

Glade Sense and Spray Teardown

In a recent article, I went over how to use the Glade automatic air freshener for your own purposes – triggering a camera in this case.  Per some of the comments on this site and elsewhere, there is some interest … Continue reading

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Trigger Your Camera Using Automatic Air Freshener Parts

Per an earlier post, Glade was nice enough to provide a very hackable set of components in their “automatic spray” air freshener.  Once I had the components in hand, an obvious use was for a remote camera trigger.  After some … Continue reading

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Hacking a Glade Automatic Spray air Freshener

According to my Youtube statistics, about 90% of my audience is male.  My mom is a big fan of this site, so if you’re not her there’s a good chance that you’re a guy.  Given this, you may not have … Continue reading

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MAME using an encoder

After a marginally successful attempt at building a “wireless MAME” device using an old keyboard, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and simply buy an encoder.  Although the original setup did work as a wireless controller for … Continue reading

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Draftsight Review – Like AutoCAD, but free!

This article is now officially hosted at: jcopro.net.  This site is no longer updated. As I took a free class on Solidworks two summers ago, I was on the Dassault Systemes mailing list.  Dassault Systemes most famously makes CATIA and … Continue reading

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Pegleg the six-legged (hexapod) robot – part 1, introduction

Late in the year 2000 after watching Battlebots, I decided that I needed my own robot.  While the price of a Battlebot proved too high, both in terms of materials, access to machine tools, and radio remote control knowledge, I … Continue reading

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Wireless MAME part 3 – Electrical Design and Construction

Hopefully you found the discussion about the mechanical design of my MAME setup informative, but the thing that – for better or worse – sets this apart from most of the others on the internet is the fact that it … Continue reading

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