Schedule

Schedule

Monday, March 30

1427756400 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, March 31

1427821200 Tech News Today
1427824800 MacBreak Weekly
1427833800 Security Now
1427842800 Tech News 2Night
1427846400 All About Android

Wednesday, April 1

1427902200 FLOSS Weekly
1427907600 Tech News Today
1427911200 Windows Weekly
1427918400 This Week in Google
1427929200 Tech News 2Night
1427931000 Android App Arena
1427936400 Ham Nation

Thursday, April 2

1427994000 Tech News Today
1427997600 Know How...
1428003000 Marketing Mavericks
1428008400 Home Theater Geeks
1428015600 Tech News 2Night
1428017400 The Giz Wiz

Friday, April 3

1428080400 Tech News Today
1428084000 This Week in Law
1428094800 Before You Buy
1428102000 Tech News 2Night
1428105600 Padre's Corner

Saturday, April 4

1428170400 The Tech Guy

Sunday, April 5

1428256800 The Tech Guy
1428271200 This Week in Tech

Monday, April 6

1428339600 Tech News Today
1428343200 Triangulation
1428348600 iPad Today
1428355800 Coding 101
1428361200 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, April 7

1428426000 Tech News Today
1428429600 MacBreak Weekly
1428438600 Security Now
1428447600 Tech News 2Night
1428451200 All About Android

Wednesday, April 8

1428507000 FLOSS Weekly
1428512400 Tech News Today
1428516000 Windows Weekly
1428523200 This Week in Google
1428534000 Tech News 2Night
1428535800 Android App Arena
1428541200 Ham Nation

Thursday, April 9

1428598800 Tech News Today
1428602400 Know How...
1428607800 Marketing Mavericks
1428613200 Home Theater Geeks

Most Recent Episodes

Triangulation
Episode #194: Meerkat March 30th, 2015

Meerkat founder Ben Rubin talks about the live-streaming mobile app.

Tech News Today

Apple Watch Edition purchasing process details emerge.

This Week in Tech
Episode #503: Barbie Speaks March 29th, 2015

Gender bias in tech, tech philanthropy, Wi-Fi Barbie, Facebook F8, and more.

The Tech Guy
The Tech Guy 1174 March 29th, 2015

How to avoid being tracked by spammers.

The Tech Guy
The Tech Guy 1173 March 28th, 2015

Meerkat vs. Periscope

This Week in Enterprise Tech

HP Aims New Rack at Open Stack Developers

Before You Buy

Parrot Bebop Preview, Vivitek Qumi Q5 projector

Tech News 2Night

Tech elite likes to go racing

This Week in Law

Creative Commons Licenses 101 with Sarah Pearson.

Tech News Today

Blackberry posts a profit!

Know How... 108

Super Backup, RC Parts List, & Feedback

August 28 2014

Brains for Project Lunchbox, make a super backup, Lunchbox parts list, Dynamic DNS, analyzing wireless, WD Red drives are great for NAS not for your desktop, and more.

Braiiiiiins for Project Lunchbox
Maybe Project Lunchbox is going to get some brains!
Brent Burnette (in the Know How G+ Group) sent us the link to an AWESOME possible addition to Project Lunchbox

A company by the name of "3D Robotics" has been making a "Multiplatform Auto Pilot" for planes, boats... and land vehicles
- They've created two products, the "APM" and the "Pixhawk" auto-pilot boards that can run missions with a set of pre-programmed GPS waypoints.

The APM was originally created as a UAV system -- built on the Arduino Platform.
- It won the 2012 Outback UAV challenge
- It allowed them to turn ANY fixed wing, rotary or multirotor vehicle (in other words, plane/copter/quad-copter) into a GPS-programmable autonomous vehicle.

If we were to use it in Project Lunchbox, we would install the controller between the reciever and the servos/speed controller.
- It could be programmed to follow a pre-programmed GPS path
- It could also be set to "learn" a path as driven by the user

The platform also has the ability to use IR sensors for obstacle avoidance
- This means that you can program a GPS waypoint-path, and the APM would figure out how to get around obstacles to follow that path.

3-2-1 SuperBackup
How to Manage your Cloud Backups without breaking the bank, your NAS, or your computer.

What are we looking for in a SuperBackup?
1. A Solution that is Inexpensive to buy
2. A Solution that is Inexpensive to Operate
3. A Solution that does not slow down my network experience
4. A Solution that solves Sync Poisoning
5. A Solution that requires no user Intervention

Cloud Syncing is great, but there are a few problems:
1. Sync Poisoning:
* Popular cloud storage services like Dropbox and OneDrive allow you to easily have multiple copies of your files across multiple devices, but those files are all synced to one another. If one of your authenticated clients is compromised, and somebody maliciously deletes your files, the deletes will be synced across all your devices.

2. No long-term Versioning
* It's nice to have a time-machine to step back versions of files or to contain files that you've deleted.
-- Dropbox will let you recover previous version for 30 days, or forever if you purchase their Pakrat service
* (Pakrat costs $3.99 a month or $39.00/year)
-- OneDrive allows for versioning, but you have to turn it on, and it can eat up your space.

3. Costly in the Long-Term
Let's say you want to backup 100GBs
* Dropbox will cost you $99/year (Actually... they upgraded to $9.99/month for 1TB)
* OneDrive will cost you $24/year
* Amazon Glacier will cost $12/year
* Crashplan would be $60/year

Our plan
We're going to use a cheap, low-powered computer to act as the hub for our Cloud Storage AND Cloud Backup
* We found an Acer Aspire One Netbook on eBay for about $60 shipped
-- It runs Windows 7, so it will still get updates
-- It has an Ethernet port (10/100)
-- It has a 250GB Hard Drive -- with about 150Gb of Usable Space
-- Since it uses Win7, we can use RDP to run the processes on our Desktop.

Why use a seperate computer and not your main box?
-- We want a backup system devoid of viruses, trojans, user-errors or anything else that you might introduce.
-- We want a bullet-proof system that's easy to use and has it's own display for easy use.
-- We also want a system that can ALWAYS be on and NOT suck down a lot of power.
** The average desktop computer will pull between 75 and 250 watts of power
** The Acer Aspire One pulls 8 watts.

Project Lunchbox Parts List
Lunch Box Kit (Includes 540 Motor and ESC) - $115.00
Ball Bearing Set - $15.00
Futaba 2 Channel AM Remote Control - $44.00
2 x 2.3v 3800mAh Batteries + Tenergy Smart Charger - $60.00
Total Price (As Built) - $234.00

If Project Lunchbox is too expensive:
Tamiya Grasshopper Kit (Includes 380 Motor and ESC) - $94.00
Futaba 2 Channel AM Remote Control - $44.00
7.2V 1500mAg 6-Cell NiCD Battery Pack - $12.00
Tenergy Trickle Charger - $7.00
Total Price - $157

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