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A few quick impressions…

…on the 10.2 version of Delphi: First, the installer.  Because I saw it a lot.  And I mean, A LOT.  Why?  Because this installer refused to install to my laptop – even after it got wiped and a clean Windows … Continue reading

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Once more unto the breach…

I’m currently still sorting out the MP3 and display options for the controller that will handle everything in the Enterprise (gave up on my hack, got an MP3 chip, will detail in a future update), and wanted to cover something … Continue reading

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A little teaser…

This is a little extra teaser to add to Build Log – Part 15.  Remember how I mentioned I didn’t have any controls to tell the board to do the things I’m programming into it? Now I do.   (evil … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 15 This update is going to be about some of the electronics that I’m designing and working with to control special effects on the model – the lighting of the torp launcher and the sounds that go … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 14 This is a mini-post to host a video showing how to assemble and solder various LED types for use in the Secondary Hull (LED tape, normal LEDs, SMDs, some soldering tips).  Watch at your own risk, … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 13 Well, it’s been a while, but I’ve got a few things done in the time since I last updated here.  I had almost begun on the secondary hull, but found a few things that needed handling … Continue reading

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A lengthy reaction to a Libertarian statement

A lengthy reaction to a friend’s post regarding Libertarian writings regarding how a “mixed economy” results in a “slide towards fascism” – seems worth sharing more broadly: Edit:  this is the article to which I am referring (taken from “The … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 12 Okay, everyone, I did some fun stuff in the last couple of weeks – some was dirt simple and pretty, some was a little harder and is coming out really great. First off, let’s bid a … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log – Part 11 It’s been a while since I’ve written this log, so my apologies go out to anyone who’s been waiting…hope it wasn’t too long. When last we were here, the nacelles had just been wired, all … Continue reading

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AMT’s “Cadet Series” – Star Trek: The Motion Picture Set – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2, where I’ll cover the decaling and painting of the AMT Cadet Series of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.  For those of you just tuning in, take a few moments and have a look at what I … Continue reading

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