01-30-2009

I received the mainboard and began populating one test board by hand.  When I got to the first inductor, I was awed by how awesome the little guy was! This is an 3.9nH inductor in an 0402 package making to 20×40 thousands of an inch or a little larger than a grain of sand.

Making Ringtones for Jailbroken iPhone 3G in Ubuntu

Making ringtones for your jailbroken iPhone in Ubuntu is easy using SoundConverter.  I’m going to assuming your iPhone is already jailbroken and you know how to upload files to it (usually with openssh). First thing to do is make sure the Universe repository is enabled by going to System->Administration->Software Sources and checking “Community-maintained Open Source …

01-21-2009

Yesterday I priced out all the parts for the multilateration system. Nearly everything is available from Digi-Key with the exception of the LNA, an oscillator, and an SMB connector that I have to get from Mouser and an RF splitter from Mini-Circuits. One thing I like about Digi-Key’s website is that they don’t have alot …