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Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty). YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/TheFieldLab Daily live streams at https://www.youtube.com/thefieldlab/live John Wellshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12783305402239706779noreply@blogger.comBlogger5265125
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Finding what works...

Tue, 2023/02/07 - 3:44pm

Experimenting with different stepper motor mounts...60,67,47,0,B

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moth...or

Mon, 2023/02/06 - 6:19pm
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it's how it is...

Sun, 2023/02/05 - 3:31pm

1 Corinthians 1:18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  

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Dad&Mom

Sat, 2023/02/04 - 5:49pm

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Waiting on parts...

Fri, 2023/02/03 - 3:53pm

Held up by the bad weather earlier this week...53,59,31,0,C

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I could live here...

Thu, 2023/02/02 - 5:14pm
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Icy day...

Wed, 2023/02/01 - 2:34pm
37,43,31, .68",B

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Plants prepped for a cold snap...

Tue, 2023/01/31 - 4:37pm

My big oldest living tomato plant sprung back to life after I thought it had been killed in the last freeze. Fired up my spare "MrHeater" to hopefully keep the plants cozy.  30,35,32, .05,B

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First rain?

Mon, 2023/01/30 - 3:29pm
Good chance of some road wrecking weather coming up.  Been seeing a lot of daily traffic lately.  Wondering how many of them are aware of what happens when it rains out here.  Any bets on how many vehicles will get stuck?  45,65,48,0,B

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Lost and found...

Sun, 2023/01/29 - 4:20pm
Listen Here.
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Linear...

Sat, 2023/01/28 - 3:54pm

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motor madness...

Fri, 2023/01/27 - 6:11pm
Hooking up and synchronizing a second stepper off a single ESP8266 microcontroller went surprisingly well.  Still ran into a few idiosyncrasies that made no sense - but found work arounds.  50,64,24,0,B
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stepper motor hell...

Thu, 2023/01/26 - 4:23pm

Fought with this all day and finally figured out (I think...) how to get it to cooperate with the micro controller and software.  Pretty frustrating when you try sample code exactly - and things don't work.  Tomorrow I try to get a second motor running off the same controller and coordinate their movement.  47,54,33,0,B 

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another clock kit from China

Wed, 2023/01/25 - 3:16pm

You can buy one here.53,61,22,0,B

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#2 out in the world

Tue, 2023/01/24 - 3:53pm
They sure grow fast!  The brother (or sister) that came to visit is just a month older than the new baby.  45,54,38,0,W
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Goin' down the rabbit hole...

Mon, 2023/01/23 - 4:19pm
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Ponder this...

Sun, 2023/01/22 - 2:49pm

  Proverbs 4:26  

Ponder the path of thy feet 

and let all thy ways be established.

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Add another to the wish list...

Sat, 2023/01/21 - 4:09pm

Coming soon to Kickstarter...55,65,33,0,B

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Getting a little old for that...

Fri, 2023/01/20 - 5:26pm
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Arduino world...

Thu, 2023/01/19 - 4:58pm

Sucess at programming and firing up this little self-setting digital date and time clock using an ESP8266 Node MCU with an SSD1306 OLED display module.  Once plugged into 5VDC, this wifi enabled microcontroller goes online automatically and gets the correct time and date from a network time protocol (NTP) server.  I had to change a few lines of code from a sample I downloaded in order to get it to work. 58,67,27,0,C

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