Sunday, April 30, 2023


Matthew 7:21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Code Cleaning

Cleaned up the code and cut the number of lines almost in half.  
Ordered the mini version of the ESP32 to try with the project.  79,85,42,0,B

Friday, April 28, 2023


Got the code figured out to change how the info is formatted using an ESP32 microcontroller and OLED display - but I couldn't for the life of me get the GPS to work with the smaller ESP8266 Wemos D1 mini.  67,89,49,0,W

Thursday, April 27, 2023


Someone had a bad day...

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Arduino GPS

Took all day to get this working.  Now I'm trying to figure out how to change the format of the time and date display.  81,88,47,0,B

Monday, April 24, 2023

Second Egg


Sunday, April 23, 2023


1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 

Saturday, April 22, 2023

First Egg


Friday, April 21, 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Starship Flight Test

Cleared the pad but before stage separation 
it experienced a "RUD" at 3:59.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

16 hours of printing...

Pleasantly surprised that the mechanism actually works.  Spent a couple hours redesigning a portion of the cam shaft to change how the digit 7 is displayed.  Servos arriving tomorrow to I can try running this with a microcontroller.  86,92,57,0,B

Monday, April 17, 2023

Mechanical 7 segment display...

3D printer hard at work on this one...

Sunday, April 16, 2023


Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!  

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Second Anniversary

Two years sober and tobacco free...

Friday, April 14, 2023

Simple clock - finished.

Successfully converted the code for this clock project to run on a Wemos D1 mini instead of an Arduino Uno so it would work with the scale of my project. Also seems kind of a waste to use the Uno for such a simple project as it is 4 times the size of the Wemos and has twice the number of input and output pins. Designed and 3D printed a base for the parts and as an afterthought - a grid to cover the MAX7219 Dot Matrix 32x8 LED Display Module (to give it more character). Got the small glass dome here. Leave a comment if you are interested in building this and need specifics... 81,87,71,0,B

Thursday, April 13, 2023

nest building

I have a feeling the eggs are coming soon.  The thrashers seem to have finished all the "framing carpentry" and are concentrating on the "finish carpentry".  The outer part of the next is mostly thorny twigs and now they are spending all their time padding the bowl in the center with grass.  80,90,53,0,B

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

"Simple" Clock with LED Matrix

Turned out this one wasn't quite so simple (as usual).  Took me 3 hours to adjust the code to get it to work.  I used an Arduino Uno microcontroller and a DS3231 RTC module.   The RTC (real time clock) module has an onboard button battery so it remembers the correct time while turned off.  Tomorrow I try to run it with a the much smaller Wemos D1 mini microcontroller... 81,87,52,0,B

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Monday, April 10, 2023

A seasoned traveller...

This order from Amazon certainly made the rounds getting here.

Sunday, April 9, 2023

God waits patiently on everyone...

 Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. 

Saturday, April 8, 2023



Friday, April 7, 2023

Really had a beast of a time getting these two scrolling displays working. It's pretty frustrating at times because so many of the Arduino project tutorials on YouTube leave out precise details that newbies like me really need. More often than not, I load the code for one of these projects and get nothing but errors when I try to compile it. Special thanks to these two channels for getting me across the finish line: HackMakeMod & Chris Riley 61,67,52,0,W

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Tiny Circuits

Blinking eye pocket watch test. Using a Tiny Video Player Kit from Tiny Circuits playing a looped video of an eye that blinks once per second. 81,84,70,0,B

Monday, April 3, 2023

spinning clocks

Special thanks to these three channels for the tutorials and code. Volos Projects:    • TTGO T-Display ( ...   How To Electronics:    • IOT Based Analog/...   Creative Inventor:    • Arduino Oled Disp...  

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Don't be fooled...

 Thessalonians 2:3 Don't be fooled by what they say.  For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed - the one who brings destruction.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Big News!

Been thinking a lot over the past year how I need a change.  
Just closed on the sale of The Field Lab 
and I am moving to Vancouver Island, BC in June.