November 2012

Anderson Casement Window – 24 VDC Electric Motor Automation

When purchasing windows for Quadomated I did a whole lot of searching for the most energy-efficient window that I could automate with some sort of electric motor or actuator.  Initially I was completely overtaken by the significant energy efficiency increase of the Canadian built
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Don’t Be Scared of Skiing!

Since writing the article “How I Broke My Neck and Became Quadomated” 10 days ago I’ve received a couple messages from folks telling me they think about my injury every time they ski, how they’re more scared of skiing now, and take it easier on the hill.  I’ve thought about
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  • Tane Pill and 3/8
  • Tane Pill Style Magnetic Contacts Sensor Installed on Casement Window Inside
  • Tane Pill Magnetic Contacts Sensor Installed Underneath Casement Window Trim
  • Tane 3/8
  • Tane 3/8
  • Tane 3/8

Window and Door Contact Sensors

A big part of any home automation/security system is the contact sensors that let you monitor the state of the windows and doors. Most often these sensors use a reed switch on the stationary window/door frame and a magnet on the moving window/door. A reed switch is a simple
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Overwhelmed by Support – Quadomated’s Busiest Day

WOW!  Simply overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support since I wrote about how I broke my neck last week.  I can’t get over the number of people far and wide who have read this post and reconnected with me.  Almost like all the most wonderful people in my life digitally
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How I Broke My Neck and Became Quadomated

I’ve been struggling with whether I should write this or not over the past couple weeks.  I think most people are curious about the details behind my whole skiing injury, but if I put it down in writing would it be too much?  Back and forth I’ve gone, until finally making up my
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SpeechWare USB 9-in-1 TableMike Microphone

Over the past several months I’ve been researching high and low for a new voice recognition microphone.  My good old trusty Buddy Gooseneck microphone has finally started to show its age and no longer considered the top of its game.  Since I use voice recognition technology for
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Home Automation – Wire Naming Convention

Okay, so you made up your mind, you’re going to run thousands of feet of wire throughout your house and jump in waist deep with this whole home automation stuff.  Great!  But, if you’re going to be running all this wire you need a good way to keep it all straight. So… a few
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Service Dog Trick – Get Mommy’s Slippers!

Without a doubt the highlight of Caleb the Super Dog’s day (duh… obviously other than hanging out with me!) is when mom comes home from work and he gets to do his favorite trick in the whole world… Get mommy’s slippers! You see, he loves this trick not only because he’s being
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Don’t Let Stupid People Ruin Your Day

Woke up this morning raring to go to write a post about some conquering life awesomeness, only to have my morning plans thrown into a tailspin as I browsed through the flood of hateful and ignorant comments regarding the outcome of last night’s election.  The one that really
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Please like the Quadomated Facebook Page!

Hey there friends, family, cci folks, technology geeks… anyone who is following along with Quadomated.  Please go on over to the newly created Quadomated Facebook page and like it!  This should make it way easier for anyone interested in Quadomated to follow along with all my
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