- Arduino Nano board
- Dozen of push-buttons
We already know how to reverse-engineer a thrustmaster race wheel (part 1) and how to emulate it’s electronics with Arduino Uno (part 2). Time to assemble a full custom buttons set – controlled by Arduino Uno or Nano (yep, finally got myself a Nano board). Jump to the end for video and arduino firmware sketch. Continue reading
Here’s a Thrustmaster TX Racing wheel (Force Feedback TX base + Ferrari 458 Italia replica wheel). I got it broken, and because of the fact it required tear down and repair anyways (fixed already), I decided to play with electronics a bit more, connecting different wheel parts to Arduino board and reverse-engineering wheelbase-to-wheel wiring and protocol. Let’s take a look?
Balloons and copters in my place, yay!
Skype refused to launch today – failed with Disk I/O error. Had to delete the whole ~/Library/Library/Application Support/Skype/ folder to return it back to life.
But, on re-launch, Skype started to eat 20% of CPU – probably generating all caches/downloading avatars/… we just deleted. Hey, let’s find out what the Skype is actually accessing on a hard disk. How hard can it be to monitor that?
Open the terminal and type in a command:
sudo fs_usage -f filesys | grep -i skype | grep stat
Wanna share a nice little hack I’ve developed recently – how to re-charge a 1.5 volts watch alkaline battery, or in my case – cycling computer cell (L1142, LR43 1.5 volts). Haven’t found one in a corner shop, so decided to make my one to live a bit longer. It’s not recommended to re-charge alkalines – use this trick on your own risk, please!
Okay, the things we need:
Input: Old Canon pocket camera + CHDK firmware add-on on SDCard
Ciao a tutti! – Hiya all!
This is the last part about Italian modal verbs. But first let’s refresh our memory. We know 3 modal verbs (verbi modali) and theirs forms:
Today we’ll talk about fourth modal verb (or modal helper) – sapere (know/know how/can). Typical usage – we know and can do something well:
See, looks somehow similar to potere examples. But sapere and potere are different. Later we’ll see that. Continue reading