Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronic Junk

Look what the postman brought me today !

Thanks Erin !

Who wants to be next ?

Register at : The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk, I'll send it next week to whomever wants it most :-)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

ArduiNIX clock with russian ИН-8 and its ИН-9 bargraph

Nixie tube

This happens in my... er... "other kitchen".
(ИН-8 and ИН-9 read IN-8 and IN-9)
Check the ArduiNIX out.

I managed to control the IN-9 by placing a 1 μF capacitor between ground and the PWM signal of the arduino and controlling the current flowing through the IN-9 through a "high voltage" transistor (MPSA42).

Salmon Gravlax

1 salmon fillet (250g / 1/2 lb)
3 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
5 teaspoons salt (preferably fleur de sel)
7 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground dill

Mix the pepper, salt, sugar and dill.
In a dish, put the salmon, flesh up. Sprinkle generously with the mix.
Cover with "cling film" and place a weight on top.
Refrigerate for three days.
Rinse under cold water, then dry with a paper towel.
Slice like you would do for smoked salmon (20 minutes in the freezer helps to make very thin slices).

Serve with bagels and cream cheese, or on crackers.