Author: Mike Garrity

Balanced Ternary in MATLAB 0

Balanced Ternary in MATLAB

I wanted to do something with balanced ternary the other day, so I wrote this MATLAB class. classdef bt % Class for managing numbers in balanced ternary. % properties (SetAccess=’private’) trits = ”; end...

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First Band Concert of the Summer

In the summertime in Lexington, there is a band concert every Tuesday night. The Lexington Bicentennial Band plays. They’re very good. Tonight was the first one for this season because the High School ran...

ProtoShield 0

ProtoShield

One of the pieces that came with Pete’s Arduino is a ProtoShield. This is a little breadboard that sits on top of the Arduino and makes it easy to assemble projects with several components....

Tom Swifties 2

Tom Swifties

It was a couple of weeks ago now, but this was our favorite Schott’s Vocab in recent memory.

Don’t take my K-14 away 1

Don’t take my K-14 away

It’s happened. Today Kodak sent out this really sad press release. Kodachrome was what I always shot before I finally went digital. I would occasionally stray to some new flavor of the week like...

Hardware Hacking 1

Hardware Hacking

Peter got an Arduino board for his birthday. An Arduino is a tiny standalone computer that can connect to all sorts of input and output devices. After the obligatory blink sketch, he put a...

Field Trip 0

Field Trip

Peter has a big field trip today. The entire 6th grade is going to Nubble Light. It’s pouring buckets today. Can you imagine shepherding a couple of hundred twelve year olds along Marginal Way...

Construction 0

Construction

They’ve been replacing the water mains on our street for the last couple of weeks. This is what it has looked like around here lately starting 7:00 AM weekdays. They seem to be getting...

Look Up 2

Look Up

There’s a group called For Spacious Skies that used to run radio ads in the Boston area. They were very interesting ads. They just told you to stop and look up. The ads weren’t...

New Toy 0

New Toy

The old air compressor that I bought back in high school when I was painting the MG, has been getting tired and cranky lately. It keeps overheating, and I’ve been feeling like I’m spending...