Technology and Research

Mission Statement

This site is dedicated to sharing my research and knowledge about technology and whatever else I've been into for some time.

Robert Heinlein has pretty-much explained my credo in the two below quotes:

"There is an old song which asserts 'the best things in life are free.' Not true! Utterly false! This was the tragic fallacy which brought on the decadence and collapse of the democracies of the twentieth century; those noble experiments failed because the people had been led to believe that they could simply vote for whatever they wanted … and get it, without toil, without sweat, without tears." - Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Robert A. Heinlein

2020-01-08 I recently discovered that Clay's Kits has shut down ( Clay's Kits was a small start-up that manufactured really great breadboard mounts for small single-board computers like Arduino, RPi, and others. I am very sad to hear this news, Mr. Douglass created wonderful things that were extremely well designed and very high quality. He has on more than one occasion helped me personally and was always generous and fair in any commercial transaction. I own several of his products and I am not very happy that I won't be able to purchase more. Here is an example of the fine products he manufactured Clay's Kits Breadboards

2019-06-14 I recently created this page Building Lithium-Ion Battery Packs from Re-cycled E-waste. You may find it useful if you are the kind of person who reads this site.

2019-01-10 Well it has been awhile since I was active. I was in hospital for 3-months with a life-threatening illness. I am back now. This was the day I got out of the hospital, and no it's not a peace symbol, it's "V for Victory!" as in Sir Winston Churchill and celebrating the fact I made it home from the hospital (alive.)


Some of the stuff I have been working on lately.


This is the latest project I have been working on.