This post covers a bit of an old project, but I wanted to write about how I made my 3.5mm audio switch. The goal of this project was to make an audio switch that had multiple inputs and multiple outputs. At the time, I could not find a commercial product that did this, and similar DIY projects only had multiple inputs and a single output rather than numerous inputs and outputs.
I started this project by making a wiring schematic.
A few weeks ago I presented my musical floppy drives at the Rochester Maker Faire with RITlug. Wow, that sentence had a ton of links– you should check them out. This post is a quick recap of my experience at the Maker Faire and a project update for my musical floppy drive project. For those of you who don’t know, Maker Faires are community gatherings where people “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset”.
DDR4 ram is the successor to DDR3 ram and has many benefits. DDR3 ram is currently what most computers use, and it came out in 2007.
Double Data Rate Fourth Generation Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory
Many people don’t realize that the slowest part of their computer is the hard drive. The read and write speeds of a hard drive affects the computer’s performance. The most affected processes are the boot time and time it takes to open an application.
I decided to explore the speed differences between several types of hard drives. In all the trials I used a program called Parkdale for speed measurements. *Please note that these are just the hard drives I had lying around, there can be great variation of performances between different manufacturers.