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Pure Analog Servo Control

Hobby servos, such as the one pictured at right, are wonderfully useful little devices.  You’ll find them moving control surfaces on model planes, in steering linkages on RC cars, and even in the feeding mechanism of an automatic ping-pong ball … Continue reading

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Measuring Projectile Velocity

(Updated 9/6/2010 – scroll down for final results) I’ve got a couple friends who enjoy building spud guns and other sorts of “just for fun” air rifles. They’re pretty nifty to shoot, especially since ammo is flexible. Even a wad … Continue reading

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Three Down, Forty-three to Go!

Last weekend I was back in the Adirondacks, hiking two more of the high peaks with a couple good friends. The weather was absolutely gorgeous – temperature no more than 60F, sunny, nearly unlimited visibility. We started out from the … Continue reading

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