Understanding RC Lipo Batteries

lipo battery expoded view

When it comes batteries for electronics, there’s a lot to know to keep your battery running in tip top condition. The guys over at RC Helicopter Fun put together a nice write up on Lipo batteries. It can be found here: http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html

They even have a link to a youtube video of a battery on . . . → Read More: Understanding RC Lipo Batteries

Nato Phonetic Alphabet

Alpha niner bravo image

The Nato Phonetic Alphabet straight from wikipedia. I posted it so I have it handy…

Atahualpa Excerpt Gallery Settings

There seems to be an issue with the Atahualpa WordPress Theme with a gallery being displayed in an excerpt. The problem is that the excerpt shows ugly looking text like this:

#gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item {

Here’s an image from this page showing how poorly it looks in action:

I found . . . → Read More: Atahualpa Excerpt Gallery Settings

CM10MD1-12H IGBT Troubleshooting

I’m trying to troubleshoot a CM10MD1-12H IBGT.

Here is the schematic of the IGBT:

And a link to the CM10MD1-12H mitsubishi datasheet.

Google Search Tips/Reminders

Google Search has many more features than simply entering search criteria. I put a few that I find useful here! Enter the search text into a google search box! You can find more search features at Google or Wikipedia.

Airline Search

Simply put in the Airline and flight number such as: Delta 1211

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Upgrade gone wrong…

Well, it’s been awhile since I maintained the site and when I went into the wordpress admin, I had new upgrades waiting to install. The wordpress upgrade went fine. But, when I upgraded the theme, atahualpa to version 3.6.4, I lost my images for the site. Plus, there were a bunch of other settings that . . . → Read More: Upgrade gone wrong…


Ugh, I bought an arduino, but it’s sitting on my desk collecting work. Have some ideas that would be fun to work on, but too many house projects and other things to do.