Category Archives: Electronics

Kinetic Watch Charger

When Carrie and I got married, she gave me a very nice watch as a wedding present. It’s a kinetic watch (i.e. it is wound up by movement). I haven’t used it since the band broke a long time ago. Finally got the band fixed, but since it hasn’t been used, it’s not wound up… Read More »

Raspberry Pi Set Top Box

For a while now, I’ve been using DLNA to push video to my TV from my computer. The biggest problem I’ve had with that is that is my Sony TV is very picky about the video format. I’ve been stuck experimenting with options to pass to ffmpeg to convert the video from whatever format the… Read More »

Turning the Volume Down

I finally started a blog. I’m going to chronicle my exploration of amateur (ham) radio and electronics. So, let’s get to the first post. For the first post, I decided to go after something simple. My daughter has an Elmo guitar, the volume of which is, shall we say, earsplitting. I’ve been threatening to wire… Read More »