Because Bacon Should Be Free!

Yeah, I might have a problem…

clock September 9, 2012 00:46 by author Mike
Here’s a picture of my driveway, 4 Spitfires.   Each time I pull up to the house with a trailer, I expect my neighbors to drop by for an intervention. Front left is my ‘69 Spitfire MkIII, runs pretty well, needs some bodywork and the complete installation of my SpitDuino. The red on... [More]

Farrish December 2011

clock February 4, 2012 03:45 by author Mike
We spent some time at Farrish Campground, a recreational area operated by the Air Force Academy.  It's a great place to go when you need to get away from things.  They have regular camp sites for tents, rustic cabins, bunkhouses and small apartments to stay at.  In addition to the lux... [More]

More Spitduino gauges

clock January 28, 2012 19:48 by author Mike
This is really more of a placeholder and note collection. The Spitduino project should display the fuel level and temperature.  Both of the existing sending units are resistance senders.  The key to reading those values is figuring out how much resistance equates to the specific temperatu... [More]

clock January 25, 2012 21:46 by author Mike
I just stumbled across this site (OK, stumbled is probably not the right word, the link was referenced from a Hack-a-Day post). Some pretty cool projects up there.  The site lets someone create a project, then visitors to the site can pledge support for the project.  The project that brou... [More]

Spitduino Tachometer

clock January 22, 2012 01:29 by author Mike
This project started off with a new distributor that didn't have the tach-drive attachment, detecting the engine speed is one of the first things I tackled. This is a pre-OBDC car, there isn't an ECU to tap into to get this info.  There are basically two ways to detect how fast the engine is t... [More]

Spitfire + Netduino = Spitduino

clock January 14, 2012 06:45 by author Mike
I've had my '69 Triumph Spitfire for a few years. There have always been electrical problems of one kind or another. These problems aren't necessarily due to Lucas wiring, it's just 40+ years of electronic devices, connectors and wires that have been somewhat exposed to the elements. So, there have ... [More]

Upgraded to 2.5

clock January 14, 2012 05:31 by author Mike
You may have noticed that there has been a pronounced lack of new content for awhile.  A few months ago, something happened to the site and I couldn't post anything or make any changes to the admin portion of freebacon.  Since I'm such a prolific blogger, the silence must have been deafeni... [More]

Decyphering an EventLog

clock October 21, 2010 01:17 by author Mike
I’ve made a few Windows services here at Current, and we’ve recently had a string of network and database outages that caused the services to fail.  I know what you’re thinking, but the original project specs specifically included words to the effect of “the network and ... [More]

Pictures and videos from Ft.Knox BCT, 2007

clock July 8, 2010 05:16 by author Mike
  As many of you know, my Army Reserve unit is a Basic Training Battalion, consisting of a bunch of Drill Sergeants and supporting personnel.  In June/July 2007, some of our Soldiers went to Ft.Knox, KY to do our thing.  Here are a select few videos of the festivities. Our unit fill... [More]

Helping our Soldiers

clock May 19, 2010 17:50 by author Mike
As many of you know, I am a 24+ year veteran in the U.S.Army Reserve.   While I have not been deployed, most of my Soldiers have been, and I always look for ways that I can help them out.  I just found out about Troy Yokum, an Army SPC who served his country in Iraq and is now servi... [More]

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