Arduino and X10, Now With Two-Way Communication

If you have been reading my blog for anytime you know of my love of Arduino, X10 home automation, and all the DIY hacking the two allow. Until recently, I have been using a transmit-only X10 Arduino library and the PSC04 transmit-only, X10 control module. There is now an Arduino X10 library that can transmit and…

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5 Google Tools for Managing Your Web Presence

If you desire an online presence that extends beyond a Twitter or Facebook account, and are ready to take the plunge with by securing your own personal website, here are 5 Google tools to consider to get the most from your site. Google Analytics:  Measure how well your site is doing in terms of click through rates…

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Transmit and Receive X10 Commands with Arduino

If you have been reading this blog for anytime you know of my love of Arduino, X10 home automation, and all the DIY hacking the two allow.  Until recently, I have been using a transmit-only X10 Arduino library and the PSC04 transmit-only, X10 control module.  Click here for my original article.  There is now an Arduino…

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So You Want To Put Your Company Online? Part 1.

Let me begin by saying that I am NOT a “social media expert” nor do I pay much credence to “search engine optimization” which is just a fancy way of saying “game the system”.  While I may point out a few tips to get your website ranked higher by search engines, they all rely on…

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The Future of Programming

Two trends are occurring as we speak.  First, the smartphone has become the new PC.  Secondly, programming computers is becoming child’s play literally.  Case in point look at the two image belows, similar, yes? On the top you have Scratch, a program from MIT used to get kid’s excited about programming through Lego block-esque “click…

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