• No Buttons Headset BlueAnt Magnetic Hands-Free Headset
  • Hands-Free Bluetooth Speakerphone BlueAuntS4
  • Dragon Mobile Assistant Hands-Free Virtual Assistant Android Phone Application

CALL TO ACTION – Completely Hands-Free Cell Phone?!?

Reaching out to all of you to help me find a completely hands-free cell phone for a higher-level quadriplegic who reached out to me through Quadomated. I’ve been researching this all day with my Samsung Galaxy S3, and while I’ve gotten close I still need a home screen or headset
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Fujitsu 15RLS2 Mini-split Heat Pump System

Fujitsu Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Loving the passive solar effect on those sunny days, but often finding myself with a shiver on the cloudy/overcast days.  That’s one of the annoying things about being a quadriplegic, I’m always cold unless it’s 76+ degrees, but I hate to keep my room that warm all the time
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  • Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Wireless Controller
  • Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Automation - Taking the Wireless Controller Part
  • Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Automation - Jumpering a Button to Make It Work
  • Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Automation - Tracing out The Terminals We Needed
  • Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Automation - The 8 Conductor Cable
  • Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Automation - The Wireless Remote and the Cable Mocked in the Place
  • Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Automation - Soldering up the First Button
  • Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Automation - A Closer View of the Board, Solderable Holes, and Connections
  • Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Automation - The Wireless Remote and the Cable Mocked in the Place
  • Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Automation - Interfacing with my HAI OmniPro II

Do-It-Yourself Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable Bed Automation

Had one of the funniest/most rewarding geeky evenings last night figuring out how to automate my Tempurpedic Ergo Adjustable electric bed with my good ole automation buddy Andrew.  Since getting this whole Quadomated home automation stuff together one of my biggest wish list
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  • Windows Media Center - Home Screen
  • Windows Media Center - TV Guide
  • Windows Media Center - Live TV
  • Windows Media Center - Music Library
  • Windows Media Center - Photo Gallery
  • Windows Media Center - Netflix Streaming
  • Windows Media Center - Media Browser Movie Library
  • Windows Media Center - Media Browser Movie Detail

Media Awesomeness – My Home Theater PC Setup

One of the centerpieces of my automated smarthome, and definitely the most enjoyable part of my Home Automation/Media Distribution System is all the awesome home entertainment features that can be enjoyed around the house through my HTPCs (Home Theater Personal Computers). So
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  • Beautiful Sunny Winter Day - Low Sun Angle on 1/2/2013
  • Family Room Windows - A beautiful, sunny, blistery winter day - 0°F with 20-30 mph winds
  • Family Room Windows - Lookout Deep the Sun Radiates into the Space
  • Beautiful Sunny Winter Day - Caleb Enjoying the Sunshine

The Passive Solar Effect

It’s a bitterly cold day outside.  The outside temperature is around 0°F, 20-30 mph winds, wind chill close to -30°F and I couldn’t feel toastier!  Oh how I love the passive solar effect!  Sunshine streaming in through the windows, a concrete floor soaking up the radiant heat,
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Most Touching Christmas Present Ever

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Been a pretty freaking amazing Christmas up at the Quadomated house… lots of great food (uh… my poor quad belly), family (I’m always so happy when my sister and her hubby are in the house), and fun times with the doggies (Caleb and Daisy sure do love
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Caleb Just Wants Everyone to Feel Better

I’ve written a couple times about Caleb helping me through the sick/tough days in Caleb Getting Me through the Sick Days and Caleb Saved the Day!, but what really has amazed me is how he acts when somebody else gets sick.  Seems the flu bug has attacked our house over the past
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Integrating Somfy ILT Electric Shade with HAI OmniPro

Probably the most difficult thing to figure out how to integrate into my HAI Omnipro was the Somfy ILT electric shade motors. Not because it was that difficult to do, but because the technical documentation explaining how to do it was so very scattered and hard-to-find. I hope by
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How I Got My Dream Job as a Ski Lift Engineer

Wow!  What a journey through some of the most incredible memories/feelings of my life.  In preparing to write this post I just browsed through the 50+ emails during the months of March 2005 to February 2006 leading up to me landing my dream job at Doppelmayr CTEC.  What a feeling
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Mouse for a Quadriplegic – Kensington Expert Trackball

Over the past couple months I’ve read several questions by fellow quadriplegics at the CareCure and Apparelyzed Spinal Cord Injury forums about what mouse to use and how to set it up to work best for a quadriplegic.  Not saying that my setup is the absolute best or anything, but
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