Friday, 9 January 2015

OLED screens for gauges in the hot-rod

I just (re)discovered that I made these gauges for the hot-rod two years ago:

I'm glad I stashed the Arduino C code on a git repository, as I am now in a position with the hot-rod to be able to connect the sensors up to the code and get accurate readings now.  I've also got to figure out how to house the gauges and the Teensy v3 behind the dashboard.  Minor details, I'm sure...

Checkout progress of the hot-rod at TheAlbatrossHotRod website.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Golden days of yesteryear (MS-DOS v6.2.2, USB drives and accessing the Internet from a 486)

Whilst having an end of year tidy up in the 'man cave', I found a couple of boxes with some "old" PC based computers contained within.  I had a couple of Gateway2000 Handbook 486 devices and a Fujitsu B-2154 touchscreen laptop.  I can recall, why I got them in the first place.  They are all small laptop/netbook sized, don't weigh very much and could be re-purposed for other things.  Well, that's probably what I thought when I first got them....did some stuff with them and then put them on a box for "coming back to them later on".

Well, "later on" just happened to be during the week between xmas and new year......