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Aaron Newcomb
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Can confirm this works. Also, check out +Android Police excellent guide on installing Magisk.
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I have been working on this board too long. I am starting to see things in the PCB layout. I added a small line to this footprint and now it looks like a robot. Of course, his name is SW5 (Switch 5).
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it does look like a robot. Of course, that doesn't mean you haven’t been working on it too long.

I'm a little surprised that no one has made a (switch) "Number 5 is alive" reference, so now I have.
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V1 passed functional test after bugs were worked out. On to V2!
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Add a tape deck the size of a walkman and a screwdriver please. 
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This is the most difficult component I will be attempting to hand solder on my new board. At just 4 millimeters square, it's all hot air, solder paste, and surface tension. I have included a quarter for reference. 
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the answer is so simple it seems obvious. gave me a nice starter. thanks.
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Lots of fine tuning needed for the next rev, but it seems like everything is functioning. I consider this a success for my first PCB I've actually had made by a production house.
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+Alan Pope Exactly.
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I miss my G1.
Happy birthday!
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I still have my ADP1 on a shelf. I cannot believe it's been 8 years.
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I really like this idea. I might try to find some old walkie talkies and mod them.
Introducing talkiepi talkiepi is a wifi "walkie" talkie for your kids and their friends. It provides a very simple "push to talk" interface. When you push the button and talk, all the other talkiepis in the channel will hear what is being said. talkiepi uses Mumble for its voice communication
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Depends on how you look at it. Wifi+Internet will extend your range globally :) 
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Here's the widest view through the microscope. Not bad if I do say so myself. Thank goodness for surface tension and flux. 
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+Patrick Middleton Ha. That's true although I wish my eyes were as sharp as they used to be for this stuff.
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Fun to see my first computer taken apart. Mostly for electronics geeks.
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Good article that explains why making is important for society.
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Pretty good instructions for how to build a magic mirror.
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I officially declare this guy to be the best Grandpa in the world. 
I retired from a career in aerospace engineering a couple years ago and decided to put my skills to use making backyard roller coasters for my grandkids! This is the first of three posts documenting my three roller coasters. Way more technical engineering went into this than I can show in an r/diy post, which is why I wrote an e -book! Recently published and available now at! I posted a less detailed version of t...
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I tend to agree 
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Storage, Open Source, Making. That's me!
Aaron Newcomb works for NetApp as a Solutions Marketing Manager for computer hardware systems. Before NetApp, Aaron worked for Oracle and Sun Microsystems as a Solutions Development Manager and several other large companies as a Storage Architect. He is the Founder, President and Executive Director of Benicia Makerspace. Aaron is also active in blogging, podcasting and Open Source evangelism. You can find our more information about the projects he is working on at or follow him on Twitter (@aaronnewcomb), Facebook ( or Google+.
  • San Jose State University
    Computer Science, 2013 - present
  • Cedarville University
    Communications, 1990 - 1994
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November 27
Solutions Marketing and Development/Video Host/Maker
Product Marketing, Solutions Development, Podcasting, Making, Open Source Community Development
  • NetApp
    Solutions Product Marketing Manager, 2013 - present
    Guest Host, 2010 - present
  • the_source
    Executive Producer/Host, 2006 - present
  • Oracle Corporation
    Senior Principal Product Director, 2010 - 2013
  • Sun Microsystems
    Solutions Developer, 2006 - 2010
  • Hewlett Packard
    Storage Architect, 2003 - 2005
  • Procter & Gamble
    Storage Architect, 2000 - 2003
  • Cintas
    Storage Architect, 2005 - 2006
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Always fresh here. I usually skip the fries because I am full after the burger. Breakfast isn't bad either.
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