Moving my Main Blog From MSDN to WWW.SebbyLive.Com

The time has come to finally move away from hosting my blog on MSDN. There are a few reasons for this transition but the two main deciding factors were that posting personal posts on a MSDN blog seemed odd (at least to me) and that I already had my own website to document my various…

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Surface Computing… Neat-O…

Popular Meechanics got a sneak peak of Microsoft Research’s Surface Computing Technology. This is really cool technology. Not usefull for all applications but I can see a few things for which this would be useful!! 🙂

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The Tahoe Devkit is In!

After a long wait, my “Tahoe” dev kit has finally come in a few days ago.   Comes in a nice little case, with everything needed to get started. The CD does contain a CD with a wide variety of samples. I have not had a chance to play with it yet, but the first…


Quick Project Update.

Had a few emails asking abouy my various projects. Thought a little update would be warranted. The short answer is that not much has happened since my last post. But here is an overview of the individual projects: CNC Mill: Still waiting on the motor controller board. Since this is the key component that ties…

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The One-Haned Post… :)

No, nothing twisted. Just still have my splint on my right hand so I almost have to type using a single hand 🙂 Its been a while since i’ve posted a general update. So I thought today would be as good a day as any… Health Last week has been pretty bad health wise. If…

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CNC Mill Components Comming In…

Some of my components have finally started comming in. So far I have recieved my motors, linear actuators and power supply. Unfortunately, i’m still missing the controller board (which is shipping from the UK) before I can really start putting anything together. In the meantime, I have been looking at software options to run the mill….

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Creating the Circuit Boards for My Projects

With all my new projects, I need a way to produce the PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards) for the electronics. The classic homebrew approach involves the use of a etch resistant transfer to the board and the use of an etchant solution (here is an example which uses transfer from laser printer toner). The main problems…

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User Input For Home Automation

Besides the touchscreen, I wish to use buttons to control a few other components of the system (such as the intercom buttons) and maybe a numeric keypad. The obvious (and easy) solution is to use standard buttons. There is of course several options and variety for those. But I was also curious how other devices…

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Misc Update for 04/16… Well 04/17…

Near 1 am, getting tired. So it is indeed time to go to bed. But since I havn’t posted in a few days, I thought I would post a quick update. House Life Actually started working more on the house with my wife. Not that we hadn’t been doing anything before but most of it…

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A Little Addition to my Home Automation Project.

Just found this BLOG POST which includes a video demonstrating the use of the .NET Micro framework with the freescale reference board. Really shows how easy it can make the development of an embeded application!

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