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The 6 pumps you see are peristaltic pumps. Chosen for accuracy in pouring small amounts. They flatten anything carbonated though, so there's some air pumps in the back for pumping soda.

I plan on giving updates on what I'm working on here, since I'm useless at writing blogs. I'm hoping i can stick to short regular updates.

Here's my cocktail machine. I'm currently writing the software for it!

The "Heath Robinson", a World War 2 codebreaking machine, was reconstructed during a 7 year project.

bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-b

Material GitHub user gruberb has compiled which is beneficial to read through to learn the language.

github.com/gruberb/learning-ru

Ubuntu 19.04 Is Offering Some Performance Improvements Over Ubuntu 18.10, Comparison To Clear Linux via @phoronix

phoronix.com/scan.php?page=art

@jmwright Jeremy, I just bought a soldering iron, and I'm looking for some projects. I've soldered in the past, but it's been since highschool. Any projects you particularly enjoy?

@jmwright This was 30 years ago, as evidenced by the dust. Yes, the NiCd batteries provided power for the (push-pull) switching power supply. The voltage multiplier runs on AC, so I did not have to rectify the power supply output.

The black round shape is a ferrite output transformer. I wound that transformer with many turns in the secondary to boost the AC output voltage going into the multiplier.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Push%E2%

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