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Michael Ceranski
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Attended Medaille College
Lives in Buffalo, NY
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You have to watch the whole thing, surprise ending.
 
THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAAAAAAAAAARGH!

#TGIF 
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The kids and I put together the TV-B-Gone kit from +Adafruit Industries on Saturday. After the exhaustive safety speech they each got a chance to solder and use the flush cutters. We had a great time together. 
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+Jonathan Martinez the best value is nxt 2.0 pices will drop. It has all the basic you need in a Lego package. And after that, you can do FLL. 
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I am building a line-following robot. The first time I built a robot I bought a motor shield because I was an electronics noob and had no idea how to make one myself. This time around, I decided to go the DIY route. So I picked up a H-Bridge-Motor Driver IC (SN754110) and a Dagu Magician Chassis from +SparkFun Electronics  .After a couple hours of soldering and stripping wires, my robot is ready to roll! So much more gratifying when you build it yourself. 

Yes, I know the wires are a bit ugly but I am not brave enough to design a PCB in Eagle yet. Maybe someday...
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You are 100% correct....I got excited and couldn't resist making a working
version. You know how it is...
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Having some fun with LEDs
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Learning to fly. Still need to tweak some settings but getting closer to taking the quad for its first outdoor flight.
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Yes. The kk2 board is fantastic. I adjusted a few more settings today and flew it in the backyard. Its really stable now. I let Noelle try flying it and it almost went on the neighbors roof...lol
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Rockin with cygwin this morning. Since using the Git Bash shell that comes with "Visual Studio Tools for Git" I have rediscovered my appreciation for linux and the command line. 
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Thinking about buying an oscilloscope, torn between the Rigol 1052e and 1102e. It looks like the 1102e is the same as the 1052e with the exception of the firmware. I have read that people hacked the firmware to change the 1052e from 50 MHz to 100 MHz. Anyone have any feedback on this?
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It is a question of how much you want to spend. The new generation of Rigol DSO start at ~800 bucks. 
The main problem with cheap scopes is, that there are bugs in the firmware, they are slow and lack features. Spending money in test gear, is no waste.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828113545
Just ordered this laser printer so I could make my own PCBs at home. Good deal for $79. It has wireless support, drivers for Linux, Mac and Windows, and can even be used to print from mobile devices.
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Motor board finished. Added terminal block for external power and a jumper which allows you to disconnect the power coming from the arduino. This way you can use a single power source or multiple. The SN754410 ic is a great little chip.

Also, I have to recommend the magician chassis I bought from +SparkFun Electronics. There are so many places to run wires and mount sensors. For $15 it's a steal!
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The robot is going to be a line-follower. I built a board with 3 pairs of ir emitters/receivers which will hang off the front. I am working on the code now. 
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Working on building a clock for my office at work. My old clock wasn't keeping time anymore so I decided to make my own.

Using Arduino clone from modern device, Rtc breakout from AdaFruit, HT1632 based led matrix from sure electronics.

Will be writing code to make the display more interesting. Perhaps a pong or pacman animation will spice things up!
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Senior Programmer Analyst, Praxair Inc.
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C#, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, Entity Framework, HTML, CSS, T-SQL, SSRS, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Arduino
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    Sr. Programmer Analyst, present
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I am a software developer from Buffalo NY. I have been writing code for over 15 years starting with Borland Delphi and later migrating to the .NET stack. I enjoy blogging about .NET, MVC and jQuery.
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  • Medaille College
    Masters, Business Administration, 2004 - 2006
  • State University of New York College at Buffalo
    B.S, Computer Information Systems, 2001 - 2005
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