Site upgraded to .Net 5

.Net 5 upgrade complete

Microsoft released .Net 5.0 on Tuesday, November 10th at their .Net Conf 2020 virtual conference.  There were several pre-release versions of .Net 5 that allowed developers to evaluate it and

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Site update on the way

Deploying soon after .Net 5 is released

I've been hard at work on a site update.  It will look better and should have much better response times and readab

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Raspberry Pi Mini Rover Using an Xbox Wireless Controller and .Net Core 3.1

How to use Bluetooth, WiFi, and Software for driving a mini rover

Table of Contents

  • Communications Plan
  • Things needed for this project
  • Prep the P
  • Electronics wire up
  • Test the controller
  • Test the motors
  • Socket Server Tutorial
  • Test the motors with the controller
  • Build the mini rover
  • Drive


Communications Plan

Many how to articles on the internet explain how to light up LED lights using a micro controller such as a Raspberry Pi. That is a fun project. The next step in programming micro controllers might be running a motor, either a stepper motor or a DC motor. Inspiration quickly turns to attaching wheels and a chassis to make a mobile robot. I believe the term, robot, is not really accurate for that kind of project. A "micro controller with wheels" would be more accurate. Since there is a programmable micro controller, it is more similar to a computer guided autonomou

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Blog Upgrade in the Works

.Net Core 3 and layout upgrades

Now that .Net Core 3 is finally released (announcement), it's time to upgrade the code for my blog.  It is in the works!

The basic upgrade steps are straightforward and the user interface doesn't need much change.  My time is limited to evenings and weekends and when I'm in the mood.  I may also need to wait for my hosting provider to upgrade.  I will, however, get the upgrade done in the next few weeks (crosses-fingers).


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