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sgrace

Member Since: October 28, 2009

Country: United States

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Bio

A graduate with a BS in Computer Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. Working in Longmont for a prestigious silicon company as a DSV Engineer.

Students in EE/CE that have questions can email me at: s.r.grace[at]gmail.com. I will be more than happy to give you my knowledge and expertise. My main focus is on FPGA/Digital Logic and MCU systems, but I can help out in other areas.

Role

Verificatoin Engineer

Organizations

IEEE, PC Gamers

Spoken Languages

English

Programming Languages

MASM x86, C, C++, C#, SQL, Java (some), PHP, BASH, Batch File, HTML, HDL (VHDL/Verilog/SystemVerilog), Tcl.

Universities

University of Wyoming - BS in Computer Engineering, Minor Electrical Engineering

Expertise

Embedded Systems Engineering, Digital Logic Design

Interests

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Websites

www.xilinx.com

  • VapeNation

  • Yeah, I dabbled in the network stuff in college (and for IT positions also in college). My knowledge of that stuff is limited so I do a lot of Googling on proper things. I do know pfSense has a great book that you can buy that will tell you things in simple terms on what to do.

  • My first added security item, isolate your IoT devices to a heavily controlled part of the network (I suggest VLANs, but there’s probably better things out there). This way, if someone does get into the network via IoT, the rest of your network isn’t compromised.

    Use a better router than the ones you buy elsewhere. If you REALLY want to be secure on your network with your IoT of things you really need to build your router the way you need it to. I run a pfSense box at home and have it customized to only allow some specific ports to be opened and forwards to specific IP addresses (mostly consoles). pfSense, I found, to be one of the easiest and best custom built routers you can get (and they do updates all the time).

    NOTE: The problem with UPnP is that Microsoft, Blizzard, Activision, DICE, EA, Sony, all use UPnP for their consoles/games to simplify the networking that needs to be done for games/apps they develop.

  • Hey Shawn, what was the video resolution and the FPS it worked at?

  • I plan on doing a couple things to see if I can get it to light up: 1) “Bit bang” the IR output pin to see if it’s a sequence of pulses that turn on the LEDs in a certain way. 2) The IR signal is a packet of data to tell it to do something else.

    The reason I am doing this is because you can do visual changes like half the stadium likes up red and the other white (depending on placement of course).

  • CS:GO has no real true Superbowl type event. Maybe MLG and other tourneys should start crowd sourcing their prize pool, CS:GO can get away from the betting… Oh, whoops, too soon?

  • I got two of those as well from TI6! I’ve been asked by friends to do some wireshark “hacking” to figure out the commands to send to it to do different things. I assume for each event, they load the MCU with different code for whatever the host wants it to do. My goal by the end of the year is figure out the IR command to call, “First Blood.”

  • I know it’s a basic review, and having fun in a semi-scientific way, but wouldn’t it be better to show the properties of the filaments using more standardized testing methods?

  • I was going to reply exactly this.

    This stuff can get nasty, and without these safety measures, you’re bound to have problems.

  • For the Dreamliner, it wasn’t the battery that was at fault, it was poor manufacturing oversight (basically bad connections, inspections, design flaw, etc), just so happens that it was inside the battery box. Overall, yes it is extremely dangerous.

    It’s annoying what people have to go through to get batteries, but that’s the way the world works as of right now.