Monthly Archives: December 2012

Soapmaking 101

Several years ago we purchased half a beef from a local farm. Along with the meat the processor gave us several buckets of lard. The meat was quickly eaten by our family but the lard languished in the freezer until … Continue reading

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Imbedded Software Development

A while back I decided to pick a processor and development environment to use for making a number of sensors I want to build. Each sensor requires requires some processing to read or digitize the sensor output and either log … Continue reading

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Background A recent post in the CSL blog about ERGO (Energetic Ray Global Observatory) got me thinking about sensors for my Otter Creek Research Station. The ERGO project would like to have a thousand sensors scattered around the world … Continue reading


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