Author Archives: joey

ESP32 Programming

With the many number of ways to develop on the ESP32 I wanted to find the clear choice for my needs.  Below is my take on the situation, and my choice.   Bare Bones ESP-IDF The ESP-IDF is the development kit provided by Exspressif itself.  It works great, gives you access to all the features […]

The Caterpillar 3126 Engine

This is a summary post of a bunch of research I’ve done….  Hopefully it is a reasonably accurate distillation of many many hours of research.  Everything in this post is based on hearsay (i.e. internet forums posts) so take it with a grain of salt. TLDR Here’s the thing, even though the 3126 is bad […]

Economy of Cars – Cost Per Mile

I go through a lot of cars…  I buy them cheap.  Drive them till they die, or I flip them for a profit (flip as in sell, not flip as in roll over). For cars I don’t flip I like to think of the expense as cost per mile.  Here are 4 examples. The Beater  – I […]

Do The Work – My Review

Do The Work is a masterful work by and for the Bi-Polar ADD artist in us all.  The author (Steven Pressfield) describes the 3 phases of any dream / project.  The Beginning, The Middle, and The End.  He encourages / tells us to start before you are ready (and I am, I’m not really ready […]

Making a USB OTG cable for the Nabi Tab / Dream

Nabi has their own proprietary usb plug for many of their tablets.  I ordered a Nabi big tab 20″ for a display at work, but I needed to connect some usb peripherals to it.  I assumed it had a standard usb micro port so I didn’t order an out of stock Nabi USB OTG adapter. […]

Easily Download General Conference Talks

The LDS Church recently changed their website, and it is more difficult to download talks now.  I wrote this quick User Script (I recommend the Chrome plugin “Custom JavaScript” to use it.). Here is the code, just paste this into the box after you install Custom JavaScript and click on the blue “cjs” in your […]

Old PCs are Treasure Troves for Makers

I recently got 2 old PCs (Windows XP Era) from work.  They were throwing them out, and I grabbed them.  I really just wanted the power supplies, but as I took them apart, I realized just how much useful stuff they have inside Lets start with the power supply.  35A-50A @ 5v…  You could charge […]