Author Archives: Justin

Playing Sound in Java

This isn’t much of a post, but I’ll put it here for anyone (especially a current tutoring student) who needs it. The SoundClip class I’ve provided can be used to load and play an audio file from within the current JAR’s res folder. Usage In this example, the code will load the file “res/sounds/brick-hit.wav” and… Read More »

A Year of Solar Energy

I’ve been a solar customer for just a few days shy of a year now – long enough that I’ve  gone through a full cycle of electric bills since the system was installed and made operational.  I was hesitant to move forward with solar energy at first.  The cost of installing one’s own system was… Read More »

New Life for an Old Netbook

My primary motivation for this post is to add a little bit of Internet encouragement for anyone who might be looking for a better option than Windows on their netbook.  If a search for Linux on an Asus Eee PC 1015T brought you here, then I can at least feel pretty confident in telling you’re… Read More »

Touch Screen Shield for Arduino UNO

I’d like to start compiling information about the screens people are using. Please visit this page before you go, where I also have a sketch that attempts to read the LCDs driver code without any additional libraries. My First Shield I was looking for some type of touch screen for the Arduino when I ran… Read More »

Bitmap Converter for Arduino LCD

I wrote this small utility last night to convert 24-bit bitmaps, which somewhat inconveniently load from the bottom up, into a 16-bit, top-down format that can be directly loaded into the graphic memory of the small LCD I’m working with (see more here).  The result is a pretty drastic increase in load speed, not to… Read More »

Toast Yourself

A while back, I created a Facebook profile picture of myself “burned” onto a piece of toast.  At the time, it was a quiet rebellion against those that believe that the random shapes and patterns that appear in food items are somehow divinely inspired. My toasty profile picture was well received by my friends, one… Read More »

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