|31 December 2002
||Airplane info URL.
|22 December 2002
||Space sim link.
|20 December 2002
||URL for F-16 project aficionados.
|19 December 2002
||Brief addendum to the use of motorized
potentiometers in making sim flight instruments.
|18 December 2002
||New link for blue seven segment LED displays:
Lite-On carried by Digi-Key. Thanks to Pesach W. for calling it
to my attention.
|17 December 2002
||The rotary encoders for the directional gyro
project finally showed up. They were installed with no problems
and the PIC code worked the first time... Yeah Right!! Well
anyway, it seems to work now, and I updated the
built-them-yourself instrument page to reflect that.
|14 December 2002
||A few more thoughts on building your own flight
|13 December 2002
|12 December 2002
||A few new aircraft information links.
||Expanded the description on making instrument
faceplates, basically an addition to yesterday's update.
|10 December 2002
||New link to electronic surplus dealer, plus a
major, major rewrite with lots of pictures on building simulated
|7 December 2002
||Added a few notes about using USB to game port
|3 December 2002
||New space sim link, and a little grammar
|28 November 2002
||Additional information resource on stepper
motors on the links page.
|23 November 2002
||Another reference for those of you hardy enough
to tackle interfacing to the parallel port, and a new link for
|19 November 2002
||New link for possible 5" LCDs and CRTs.
Surplus, closeouts, etc.
|14 November 2002
||Electronic component source link.
|11 November 2002
||The discussion about interfacing was expanded to
address options for tying more closely to the simulation
software itself, rather than solely relying on existing drivers.
|10 November 2002
||An additional reference for programming serial
communications was added. This will be of interest to those
contemplating interfacing through a COM port under Win32.
|7 November 2002
||There are now a few more links for LCD displays,
as well as another PICmicro reference.
|6 November 2002
||Added some info on PICmicro controller
references to the serial interface page and to the links page.
Random grammar tweaks.
|4 November 2002
|2 November 2002
||Added a brief paragraph about Scientific
Software Tools' free DLL download, PortIO, for those pursuing
parallel port interfacing projects. Also, a few new helicopter
|31 October 2002
||Brief update to multi-monitor page.
|29 October 2002
||Two book titles were added as references in the
instrument section, and a few more links made it onto the link
|28 October 2002
|22 October 2002
|21 October 2002
||Added a few links that offer dimensioning data
for Boeing and Airbus
|17 October 2002
|15 October 2002
||Major rewrite/update of Air-Core page with new
picture of (almost) finished instruments
|6 October 2002
|21 September 2002
||More link tweaks / additions
|18 September 2002
||Minor tweaks on the links page
|9 September 2002
||There are now a few pictures of the inner
workings of Mike's Flight Deck showing work on the air-core
|6 September 2002
||A bit more content added to the home-brew
|4 September 2002
||The air-core instrument page has a second update
describing progress to date on developing circuitry to work with
the hand made air-core movements.
|2 September 2002
||Minor tweaks to the Links page.
|24 August 2002
||There is now a small project on how, in general,
to make cool looking annunciator lights using commonly available
aluminum shapes from the hardware store. A brief update has
also been added to the air-core instruments page.
|5 July 2002
||Added URLs to the links page and extended the
discussion on air-core meter movement to show some more recent
|4 July 2002
||Added URL to the links page.
|29 June 2002
||Added a major new section describing experiments
with home brew air-core movements for use in simulated aircraft
|22 May 2002
||Added URL to the links page.
|21 May 2002
||A few new URLs were added to the links page.
There is a new paragraph about home brew LCD-based projectors in
the section on displaying the external environment. This update
history page was added. As I finally figured out how to add
email accounts to the site domain, there is now an email account
for comments, as well as a new "comments" page.