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Classroom Project: DIY Stirling Engine

Stirling Engine example courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 Stirling engine example (“Ericsson style hot air engine” by Rob Skinner on This past week, we had the president of Cool Energy, Sam Weaver, speak to us at work about his commercial Stirling engines. I had known about Stirling engines for a while but was unsure on their specific operation. Sam gave a great […]

Getting Started With NVIDIA CUDA on Ubuntu 10.04

NVIDIA Graphics Card

DISCLAIMER: This is a post from my old blog that I copied here to help out anyone interested in installing  CUDA on Ubuntu. Please keep in mind that it was written a few years ago with Ubuntu 10.04 and the CUDA toolkit 3.2.16. Obviously some things have changed, but it should at least provide a […]

Crazy Light Patters Using an LED and a Mini Booze Bottle

Crazy light pattern from LED light refracted through a bottle

I’d say I’m well on my way to creating my own Eye of Sauron I had a burning desire to create some sort of electronics project with mini alcohol bottles (the ones you find in hotel rooms). My first instinct was to make them light up using LEDs. Since most are clear glass, light simply […]