Jumping Jack Flash

It’s a gas, gas, gas…

OK, so the title’s rubbish.  I’m open to suggestions for a better one which includes the word ‘gas’ or ‘meter’.  Except the Beatles song ‘From me to you’, of course, because that would be a dreadful pun.  And so to the point, which is that this blog post talks about using Gadgeteer kit to periodically read a gas meter, and send the data to a server for further use.

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Tracking fast moving targets with a Gadgeteer camera…

…is completely impractical.

In my last post, I briefly described a simple hack which allowed the Gadgeteer system to control the bearing and azimuth of an old USB missile launcher by using a joystick.  Manual control like this is all very well, but it would be much more entertaining if the systems could track a target automatically before raining down atomic retribution on it.  I use the words ‘would be’ advisedly, because as we shall see this is fairly impractical with the Gadgeteer kit I have to hand.  Even so, there’s a lot to be learned from the process of trying.

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1080p HD TV on a Gadgeteer system

Oh, and ‘orange’ sounds like ‘gullible’ if you say it slowly…

In this post, I am not going to show you how to do HDTV on a Gadgeteer system. I am, however, going to do some stuff with the Sytech LCD touch panel, and show you how to do some simple (and rather rubbish, if truth be told) user interface interactions for your Gadgeteer projects.

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