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Touchscreen frame

Posted by royalj7 , 24 July 2009 · 671 views

So since there is a big hole in my wall with a semi functioning touchscreen, I thought I should get on this project.  The problem I have mentioned in the Elo Hot Deals thread is my glass pane is not attached to the rest of the TS, so I have to have some way to secure it.  Tape would have been fine, except the tapes I've used interfere with the touching...


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Sliding rack on the cheap

Posted by royalj7 , 14 June 2009 · 323 views

As i mentioned in a previous entry, I was having a bit of a hard time deciding how to secure my rack so it was accessible but also not always in the way.  So I got some heavy duty bottom mount drawer slides and screwed two 2x4 runners to one side.  I then anchored the slides/2x4 assembly to the floor.  Moved the rack to sit atop the 2x4 and secured it.  Now...


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Nuvo system ordered

Posted by royalj7 , 08 June 2009 · 439 views

Welp, I pulled the trigger on a whole house audio system.  I ordered the Nuvo Essentia system with the Music Port from SetNet last week.  They were able to ship the amp and keypads right away, but I won't get the Music Port till tomorrow (I think).  

Nothing like unpacking a new toy :)


I did pretty exhaustive research...


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Racking it up

Posted by royalj7 , 15 May 2009 · 376 views

I know, terrible pun.  So, I picked up a used server rack off Craig's List this week.  It's a simple 42U two-post design, so nothing fancy.  Got it for $50, plus all the patch panels and wire management modules got thrown in for free.  





On of the first things that will be going in it...


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Upcoming HA purchases

Posted by royalj7 , 11 May 2009 · 450 views

So, I’m about to really jump into some additions to my home automation system…and by additions I really mean starting it.  I am going to use this blog as a place to put my thoughts and decision making process on paper and I’m going to create a Showcase thread detailing what I’ve done.

So right now I’m looking at purchasing a couple components...





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