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|Neil Powell||Carcanet Press Ltd.|
|Rasmus Lerdorf||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
|Altman, Mitch||Maker Media, Inc|
BUILD YOUR SOUND
AND LIGHT MACHINE
Time: An Afternoon Complexity: Medium Easy
1. BUILD and test-PROGRAM THE PCB
The core of our electronics is the MiniPOV v3 kit. We’ll be referring to the kit’s website at ladyada.net/ make/minipov3.
1a. Follow the excellent instructions on the MiniPOV website to solder all the components to the included printed circuit board (PCB) except the following: LED1, LED2, LED3, LED4,
R5, R6. Go ahead and leave these
6 components out.
NOTE: In electronics-speak, soldering a component onto a PCB is called
1b. Insert the 2 AA batteries into the battery holder and switch on. The microcontroller will run the MiniPOV firmware, and the 4 stuffed LEDs should light up.
1c. If the LEDs don’t light up, then debug. Are the batteries in correctly?
Check the power connections. Check for bad solder connections or solder bridges (shorts between 2 pads).
Check that all LEDs, and D1, D2, and
D3, are not stuffed backwards. Now we’ll change the MiniPOV’s firmware so you can learn how to use the development tools and see how easy it is.See more
|Debra Dinnocenzo||Berrett-Koehler Publishers|
101 Tips for Telecommuters
When you’re ready to discuss shared office issues, first check to see if it’s a good time to interrupt your office/life partner. Schedule a meeting or a working lunch to discuss ways to more effectively work together. Think of one thing that you can suggest to improve the productivity of each of you.
T R A N S F E R
P R O M P T L Y
I M P R O V E
P E R F O R M A N C E
“How Goes It” Meetings
Your commitment to work well with your family may include a number of focused efforts:
• Set clear expectations with family and friends (Tip 31)
• Reach agreements and resolve conflicts (Tip 42).
• Make necessary arrangements for family care (Tips 35, 39).
• Manage the logistics of your home and office (Tips 13, 33).
• Make time to celebrate milestones together (Tip 32).
In spite of these efforts, there may be just a few bumps in the road you take to telecommuting bliss. Why? Mostly because of two things: all of this involves people and change. Since few things stay constant and people need continual attention and nurturing, be prepared to review, revise, revisit, and renegotiate regularly. I suggest doing this during regularly schedule “how goes it” meetings with your family.See more
|David Flanagan||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
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