I wanted to build a small PC to stream Netflix and Youtube on a TV. Looking into options, I first looked at purpose-built dongles, PCs. I didn’t like how stripped down their OS was, limited to certain “apps”, locked out of admin privileges. I decided to build my own x86 based HTPC. This would provide the most customization potential.
Masterpiece Mania 2016
Masterpiece Mania is a yearly electronics competition held by the IEEE student electronics club at Michigan Tech. The goal is to make the most interesting, creative, and entertaining project. A panel of judges decides the winner. This year, the event was sponsored by Whirlpool.
Masterpiece Mania Competition 2015
This is an annual electronics competition held at Michigan Tech from the IEEE Student Organization on campus. It focuses on finding the best student projects of the year and displays them on a preview day on campus. There were 7 contestants competing this year.
After about 8 hours of fiddling with Ubuntu Server and Amazon Web Services, I have a working blog, yay! This will be a place for me to document the projects that I do. There is lots of content that I plan to make and release.
I already have a Youtube Channel named ‘DoublEElectronics’ which I posted videos about a 100w led driver that I developed also there are tear-downs and 3d printing parts. It was a challenge making the videos because of the small amount of time I used to produce them. This blog will make the content I produce more precise because I will also have an outlet to type rather than speak. I guess speaking is not one of my strengths. The content that I created might not of fit the video format also.
This format fits better to what I want to accomplish with content creation, a easy way to launch stuff going on to the internet so other people are helped by the ideas in their own projects. There will still be a video aspect to each project, but I will reduce its scope and focus on typed ideas.
Electrical Engineering Student