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  Fricknadorable – Photo by Scott Canouse Here are a few special events that you may wish to check out… Fricknadorable at Forks Farm, Orangeville Saturday Sept 23rd – 12-2pm Promoting profitable farms which produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment. Forks Farm is a local gem for fresh produce, Pasture-raised

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“55 and Sunny” by Michael Hickey

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the completion of “55 and Sunny”, an album by Mike Hickey. It’s an eclectic, up-beat collection of 16 songs–fifteen new compositions and a new arrangement of a traditional English folk tune. The tunes range from swinging blues to raucous Balkan dance music, from Afro-pop, Celtic, and Cuban-influenced instrumentals to

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Adafruit FX Sound Board 16 MB

January 2018 This is a continuation of an earlier exploration of Adafruit’s FX Sound Board. Previously, I worked with the 2MB version, but soon found I needed more storage for the intended application. The 16 MB version is basically identical in functionality – just more storage. The attraction of this board is that it is

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Sparkfun ESP8266 Thing (WRL-13231)

January 2018 Next up in IoT exploration is the Sparkfun ESP8266 Thing – part WRL-13231. Note that this is not the Dev board – a separate device with different pinout and other changes. Navigating Sparkfun’s hookup guide was fairly easy, especially since I had already installed the ESP8266 libraries as part of another project. The example they walk

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NodeMCU Sensor

A lot has changed since my last connected sensor project in 2013, so I wanted to jump in again to see how the technology has come along. After playing with some Particle Photon stuff, I came across NodeMCU. has lots of  ideas for this board, so I sought to recreate what Achraf Oukheir did there. Achraf’s

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Particle Photon Starter Projects

December 2017 Since my last embedded project experiments in 2013, a lot has changed. Costs have gone down, size has reduced and functionality is way up. After researching some of the more current platforms, I selected the Particle Photon for its size, prize and capability. Photon Project #1 After successfully duplicating Clarissa San Diego’s

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What I’m Doing Now

These are the things I am working on now, in no particular order. Pepperhead Studios: Writing a collection of new original synth-pop songs. Sharing some new music inspired by local events. Promoting the release of Fricknadorable’s new single “Tell-Tale Heart” and “Santa’s Gonna Shit in Your Stocking“ Peter Mastroianni Collab Material recorded in late 2016

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