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Nintendo 64 Joystick pinout for Arduino

Pinout

I've been learning electronics and playing with an Arduino lately and realized I had a spare Nintendo 64 joystick. A fun challeng for a beginner like me to figure out how it works, and use it with an arduino!

Long way

So, I haven't had time to post in a few months. Why? The fun of moving across the country and a career change! As of June I am now a resident of Santa Clara, California, and an employee of Hewlett Packard! Specifically, I work for Pronq - an HP-spawned "startup" where I'm a front-end engineer. In other words, I still take designs and turn them into living & breathing website pages or html prototypes.

I drove across the country to get my car here, and I took a ton of pictures on the way. I'll post these eventually.

Coda 2, Git, and Drupal

Coda 2 (Previously, just Coda) has been my "daily driver" suite for web development for around 4 years now. It's an absolutely wonderful editor by Panic, and well worth the price tag in my opinion. It has an editor, (s)ftp client, git client, terminal, mysql database manager, and a whole lot more all in one package. 

My workflow when developing a Drupal-based website is usually something like this:

Kennedy Space Center

  • Command Module
  • Off topic - Stone Ball

    Instead of a boring fountain, the center had a map of the cosmos carved into a 2 ton granite sphere, suspended and slowly rotating on a water base. With enough force you could spin it a different direction!

  • Apollo Guidelines

    A list of mission status and abort codes from the Apollo era. View full size to read it.

  • Lightning Towers

    3 lightning towers designed to direct bolts away from the launch pad that they surround.

  • Saturn 5 Rocket Base

    The business end of a decomissioned Saturn 5. Walking the length of this rocket takes minutes! 20 tons of fuel per minute would flow through here.

Last November, I had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, while visiting relatives living in the area.

RIT KGCOE Website

This was actually a project I completed about a year ago, but we decided to revisit it to update the site and add responsive features - try the site on a smartphone, it's excellent!

The layout was designed in house and I did 100% of the development work as usual. The old layout dated back to 2002, so it was obvious this site needed a refresh! It's amazing how much different the web looks, now. 

Innovative Learning Institute

The Innovative Learning Institute at RIT ias a very new department, under the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies branch. The layout is very similar to the CMS website, and was also designed by Dumbwaiter Design.

As of Jan 1 2014, we're still waiting on final approval to make the new site live!

Oktoberfest 2013

  • Whiteface Lodge

    Deck of the Whiteface Lodge, at the foot of Little Whiteface and Whiteface mountains

  • Lake Placid

    Facing west, the view of Lake Placid from the mountain.

  • Alphorns

    The business end of some of these horns. Looking east.

  • Yodelers

    A group of 3 yodelers and their alphorns, these instruments were traditionally used for communicating mountaintop to mountaintop in the past.

  • Yodeler Show

    Inside the Whiteface Lodge, the Yodelers teamed up with a traditional German band, DSB die Schlauberger.

Every October, the ski resort at Whiteface Mountain has a small Oktoberfest. Traditional German music, food, beer, and demonstrations are featured, and many local vendors come to show off their homemade crafts.

This is the first time I've gone in many years, and the first time I went being older than 21! It's a ton of fun and is definitely worth checking out if you're in the area during the skiing offseason.

RIT Center for Multidisciplinary Studies Website

The CMS Website was created for RIT's Center for Multidisciplenary Studies, and was graphically designed by Dumbwaiter Design and developed by myself. It's based on Drupal to allow the CMS staff to easily create and post content to the website.

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