Adding an ASUS RT-AC66U B1 to an existing network as an AI-Mesh Node

I had some difficulty adding a brand new ASUS RT-AC66U B1 to my home network. My network consists of an ASUS GT-AC5300 and two TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extenders (RE355). These range extenders worked substantially better than the previous TP-Link N300 Wi-Fi Range Extenders (TL-WA860RE) in regards to signal, but the main problem I had […]

How to fix Unauthorized Error 401 from iPhone/FireTV/LG Plex apps but can connect via web interface on 32400

So I spent the better part of 3 hours trying to figure this out. Here’s my setup: Wired and Wireless clients all on same subnet. (192.168.x.x) Synology DS918+ also on same subnet, teamed nics going to ASUS GT-AC5300 (also applies to RT-AC5300) port 5 & 6 Running Plex in a docker container, using teamed nic […]

2017 "Budget" CAD / Dev Laptop comparison

A recent post by a member of the Tormach Operators group on Facebook asked for help in locating a laptop that could run Fusion 360, in the $500-$1,000 USD price range.  I had just helped a friend spec out a similar laptop to run landscaping/hardscaping 3D planning software, so of course I volunteered the recommendation […]

FBBC (GHI FBB Connectors)

GHI Electronics introduced their FBB (FEZ Building Blocks) to allow mounting of Gadgeteer components on plates and in box formats. Discussion of the FBB product is here, on the tinyclr forum – a great resource for anything .NETMF related. In the discussion thread, we were discussing ways of assembling the blocks, I had an idea […]

Gadgeteer Mood Cube

I’m working with a few .NETMF folks and have been talking with @ransomhall (http://ransomhall.com) about projects to collaborate on. Eric created a Mood Cube using a GHI FEZ Rhino and 4 BlinkM Smart RGB LEDs. I created a Gadgeteer version using a FEZ Hydra, USB ClientDP Module and a MultiColor LED Module. I printed out […]

Why Windows Phone 7 is better than Windows Mobile 6.x

After having several discussions at CodeCamps, seeing the debate on Twitter and even the comments on Charlie Kindel‘s recent post “Hey, You, Get Off of my Cloud” on the Windows Phone Developer Blog, I felt compelled to answer a few of the points that quite a few people, including quite a few the mobile developers […]

Zenbot 12×16 CNC Intro photos and info

I’ve been meaning to get around to this post for a while but never seemed to make time to do it.  I recently joined the Unofficial Zenbot User’s Group on Yahoo Groups and someone asked about IGUS wire chain.  Since my setup took some “perfecting”, I was more than happy to post the dimensions to […]

Interested in a mobile / embedded developer user’s group in Central Virginia?

I am gauging interest in running a Mobile / Embedded Developer user’s group for the Central Virginia development community.When people think of mobile applications, they immediately think phone based native applications on fairly tiny screens, however with the proliferation of tablets with larger displays and netbooks pulling apps from the cloud, the mobile scenarios are […]

Richmond Software CraftsmanShip Group on 3/29/12 – It’s embedded development night!

Mike Huffaker and I will be talking about embedded development this coming Thursday at the March meeting of the Richmond Software Craftmanship Group.  We meet at the SnagAJob.com offices in Glen Allen, VA.  Mike will be discussing Arduino development and I will be talking about .NET MicroFramework (Netduino and Gadgeteer) development and we will contrast […]