Author: lgushurst

New Tech Related Content Moving to Volunteer Labs

Fludwerks has always been a “concept” company. It’s not official in anyway, not even a legally recognized entity. I’ve always used this domain as a test ground for any web related projects that I’ve had. Now that Volunteer Labs is coming off the ground, I think it’s about time I moved my tech related content […]

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Parallax Feedback 360 and Arduino

A problem that I have with hobby servos is that they typically don’t have 360 degree rotation and positional feedback. That was until the Parallax Feedback 360 was released. In the adafruit product video (3:41) they actually crack the little guy open so you can see its guts. Basically it’s a normal continuous servo that uses a AS5600 contactless hall effect sensor that gives positional feedback as a pulse train.

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DIY Safecracking – Making a stupidly cheap autodialer (Work in Progress)

Note – This project is a living one, and as such I’m going to update it as I work on it. The views I express are those of someone currently working on a project, and I may do dumb things as I work on it and figure out what works and what doesn’t. First Update […]

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Threaded Parts With FreeCAD

I started to play around with FreeCAD and noticed that there weren’t very many tutorials for 1. the new version (.17), and 2. just accomplishing basic threading. Sure, there are tools for created standard threads, but I’m more interested in created nonstandard 3d printed threads right now. I created a video showing how to do […]

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Do Drones Dream of Electronic Warfare? (Part 1)

It’s getting close to spring time in ye olde Connecticut, and with better weather comes more time that can be spent outside. With that in mind, I’m bringing back a personal project that I had set aside for a purely metaphorical rainy day. A drone that flies around with hacker tools and collects data. I’ve […]

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Machine Vision and OpenCV

Today has been pretty productive. I’ve released a second open source project, a Python Serial Monitor and I’ve been working on some machine vision projects that I’ve wanted to do for a while. Back in the day I wrote a bot for a game I liked playing. It would read my computer screen and then […]

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Why I’M Really into python Right now

Primarily, I’m an embedded software guy. With that said, most of my programming experience has been with C/C++. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve used other languages, but over the last 10+ years I’d say that C/C++ are what I have spent the most amount of time using. In fact, there are still good reasons for […]

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WHY YOU SHOULD START YOUR BUSINESS TODAY

I was talking to a friend of mine, and he said: “I want to start my own business, but I’m worried that I’m going to regret that I didn’t start twenty years ago.” Yep. This hits so close to home. Honestly, I wished I had started my own company right out of college. This post […]

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Unbreaking FLUDWERKS

So, my website was broken for about 24 hours. I was getting the “Updating Failed” and red bar message with WordPress and couldn’t find a workable solution to fix it. What made it worse is that when I initially paid for hosting I opted for having it run on a windows machine… which at the […]

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FIXED – WordPress (on godaddy) Breaks again

In the eternal struggle that is Wordpress development, I finally updated to the most recent version of wordpress. Boy was that a mistake.

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