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Christmas Light Hero

What do you get when you mix a Christmas Light show with Guitar Hero? Christmas Light Hero! A real game you play with a wii wireless guitar controller. Christmas Light Hero video shows an amazing Christmas Light show with Guitar Hero.

Computerized christmas lights

Do It Yourself Computerizing web page gives idea how to control christmas lights using PC. This web page presents several different technologies to use computer to control lights. If you are interested in the topic after this, it is a good idea to go to ePanorama.net Home Automation forum and read the articles archive there.

How an expensive Blue-Ray player is made

AV Science Forum has an interesting posting on Ayre DX-5 blueray player. The article claims that Ayre DX-5 bluray player is a modified Oppo BDP-83 blueray player and even describes the modifications made to the device. Interesting article indeed to read, although I am a pretty skeptic would those modifications be worth of all of

Ground Loops and Returns in instrumentation

Proper ground configuration is essential for a good data acquisition system. Most measurement systems such as data acquisition devices allow for many different types of ground configurations depending on the type of signal being acquired or measured. This flexibility is the source of confusion when deciding which configuration to use in each specific situation. National

Ground loop common-mode compensation

Ground loops affect video signals. Understand them, then deal with them. When designing or installing the cables for a video transmission system, one assumption that engineers commonly make is that the local earth grounds of both ends of the cable are the same. When circumstances don’t support this assumption, the video performance can exhibit gross

VIA GRA

This is quite funny logo for an IC. This VIA GRA HT8501 is a real chip used on PC motherboards. The question is the naming of the chip intentional or just happened by accident? Original image source:http://leenks.com/gallery1046-58.htm

Build a Mechanical Computer

Build Your Own Digicomp Mechanical Computer! tells about a plastic mechanical computer from the 1960s. It offered three bits of tabletop computing, back in an age where corded telephones were considered high-tech. According the article Digicomp started a bunch of kids on a career in computers. Now a member of “Friends of Digicomp” Yahoo Group