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Dead and Dying Things - May 2017

2017-01-05 RasPi Streaming is a Go!


It took me a bit longer than expected, due to various distractions, but I finally got a raspberry pi camera live stream going for our pet bunny on YouTube on its own channel and everything!
Next step is to enable adsense, etc to allow for embedding on websites. Also need to added the infrared LEDs, i did get a Pi NOIR.
For now, I can share the link:

and I guess try the youtube embed tags:

project reference:

2017-01-04 Making a RasPi Camera streaming device & Happy New Year


The end of year holiday period was both hectic and relaxing lazy days that didn't leave me any time or motivation for blogging.

After receiving a Pi NOIR camera, I spent the New Year working on making a camera monitor for our pet rabbit. Setting up the RasPi camera has got me interested in streaming video and through the magic internet hyperlinks I found myself on the Scenic Radio website and this streaming video of scenic train ride in Norway:

I have to admit that I totally agree and find it "Relaxing and enjoyable entertainment, the Scenic Radio way.

2016-12-16 The Maker Manifesto

I guess that manifestos are supposed to be overly ambitious and hyperbole?

Holy Moly I'm not sure how it is that I only came across this Maker Manifesto tonight, but maybe it's for the better because if i had seen the tooling list on pages 23-26, may never had gotten started in waiting around forever trying to figure out how get all of the prescribed tooling - sheesh!


2016-12-12 Repair Cafes

Repair Cafes concept has been showing up on my Facebook lately with people suggesting we should do it at the Station. It's basically like a meetup where people can bring their broken stuff and try to fix it (get help fixing) and then take their item home. It's pretty much how I live and we do a lot of fixing at the Station but just never done a meetup kinda jumping on this trend. also lots of youtube vidsé

Wordsmithing the copy for the event

From the LVL1 folks up in Kentucky:

While we at LVL1 have always encouraged folks to fix their stuff we know it may be hard for newcomers to jump in and join us so we're setting up a formal time for folks to get together and help each other fix things. So... got something that's broken? Feel free to bring it in and see what our volunteers can do. Maybe we can fix it, maybe not; we'll have fun working on it.

If you're interested in learning more see this short post on our website with a video and a link to the wikipedia article.



We're hosting our first Repair Cafe where members and guests are in invited to bring in something* that they would like to fix or need help fixing. The makerspace and tools are available and we'll see what we can do to try to get it fixed. Maybe we can fix it, maybe not; we'll have fun working on it.

* Please Note that this is not a recycling event, you must take whatever you bring back with you. The Maker Station does not have a dumpster nor trash pickup service so you must take your item back home with you after the repair attempt.

More info: Across the world “Repair Cafes” are being founded to help people repair things and save them from being tossed in the trash. To learn more simply search for "Repair Cafes" on Google or Youtube

2016-12-12 Never Enough Hours

Had a pretty active week at the Station last week. Did an #HourOfCode meetup on Wednesday, followed by getting the fire extinguishers recharged to be back in compliance on Friday, Woot!, followed by a 3D modeling and design meetup with Orchard on Saturday. I need to get the maintenance blog caught up. And tonight I figured out how to get this embedded banner up on the front page.

Amazon banner holidays.png

--Tanju (talk) 03:12, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

2016-12-05 Makerspace Build-out & Clean-up Meetup

I scheduled a makerspace build-out/clean-up meetup today and six members showed up! It was great, made a lot of impact on the space and traction on some ongoing improvements like shelves for the blue steel casings and shop lights for the wall of carpentry tools.

Also of note, I discovered that a great way for someone to find out what all tools and materials we have is to have them participate in a build-out... all day long I heard exclamations of "wait... I didn't know that we had this!..."

I got three short videos of the work on Instagram:

P.S. (Need to figure out how to embed Instagram on mediawiki)

--Tanju (talk) 01:56, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

2016-12-04 Amazing how fast documentation goes stale and obsolete


Dang just looking at my member page and some of the other content, I'm amazed at how quickly it is starting to look stale and going obsolete. I think having a date reference in content helps give it some context.

This makes me wonder about ancient texts, codecs, and manuscripts that scholars and people revere... if some of the authors were around today, would they be saying something like "uhh yea, don't look at those, they're totally obsolete, we just haven't gotten around to updating them..."?

2016-12-04 Hello World!

Hello World once again.

This blog kicks off mid-flight without any introduction.

I just spent what felt like hours enabling external inline images for this wiki. They are turned off by default due to reasons. For a while I couldn't get it to work. It turned out to be missing semicolon at the end of the config file, D'oh!

also external images don't need the square brackets mediawiki syntax, they just automatically render


--Tanju (talk) 07:00, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

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