Arduino Based RFID Reader

This is was a simple project to read the Honeywell/HID Corporation HID security badges that are used by a lot of businesses. I used this to quickly determine the badge’s ID so that I could get the security department to update the building access settings. The reader comprises of a ProxPoint Plus reader, initially connected…

Bonanza A36 Photo Shoot

Here are some photos that I took of Shawn’s Bonanza. For fun, a 15 year old was put in to the captain’s seat, while her father smiled (!). Thanks to John and Meg for helping out with the photo shoot – and of course Shawn for providing the subject plane! For some technical details, photos…

BoatGPS – Breadboard to Prototype

Last year I acquired a boat. As the saying goes, if it floats or flies, be prepared to invest a lot of time and money! Since the boat had not been used in about 8 years, several parts of the boat needed servicing or replacing, so far this has included: replacing the trailer tires, outdrive…

Inflight Traffic – ForeFlight with the Stratus 2 + AHARS

Some screen grabs from my iPad mini, which was running ForeFlight, connected to a Stratus 2 ADS-B Receiver – second generation. While flying some practice IFR approaches in to Lincoln (KLHM), I had my friend’s Stratus set up in the cockpit to receive any ADS-B out traffic. Since my plane does not have ADS-B out capability,…

Yosemite

I was fortunate to be able to spend a few days in Yosemite National Park with my father-in-law, Larry Brenden. Larry, an accomplished landscape photographer, showed me some of his favorite locations in the Yosemite Valley, along with some great ideas and guidance on landscape photography. I got to use my Foolography Unleashed Bluetooth adapter to…

GoPro Aircraft Mounts

Some fun mounting a GoPro Hero 2 to the tail of the Cherokee Six. As you can see the tail mount needs some stabilization!   GoPro Aircraft Mount from Andy Robinson on Vimeo.

LiveATC antenna

LiveATC.net provides audio streams of the various air traffic control (ATC) feeds from around the world. Since I find this system to be very beneficial in terms of education, tracking, and general geekdom! I currently run a small Linux server to provide the audio feeds from my location to the LiveATC servers. However, I thought…

iPad mini Cockpit Mount

iPad mini Cockpit Mount Here is my new toy, an iPad mini, mounted to the yoke, in the cockpit of my Cherokee Six. The size of the iPad mini is great, since it allows for both vertical and horizontal mounting.   Compared to my original iPad (generation 1), the iPad mini is a optimally sized…

GPS Geotagging photos

Geotagging – Just where was that photo taken? In the past I have manually geotagged my photos. This was done manually using Adobe Lightroom and clicking on a map where the photo was taken. GPS serial connection I then used the Nikon MC-35 GPS connector, in conjunction with an old Garmin eTrex, to provide a…

2013 Tahoe Moments Calendar

The 2013 Tahoe Moments Calendar is now available. Thanks to my friends at Soar Truckee, I have one of my photos featured for the August page! The calendar information can be found here .