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ByJohn Wuethrich

Improving WiFi Speed in Apartments and Suburban Homes

This time there really is one simple trick to improving wifi throughput and latency (what most call speed). No im not leading you on! ill get into the how in a moment. there are a few additional steps to further improve your wifi experience but first lets look at the factors that can make wifi suck in urban and suburban housing.

Did you manually configure your wifi ap when you set it up? tell the wizard:

“fuck off i got this?

Do you know exactly how the physical layer of wifi operates? when I say layer are you thinking ogre or osi model? if you thought green and animated… you should probably keep reading.

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ByJohn Wuethrich

John Deere Kohler Lawn Tractor Linear Actuator Plow Mod

Semi How To Guide for Motorizing a lift/lower on a 48in Snow Blade

Lawn Tractor Snow Plow Blade upgraded to raise and lower by motor

The lawn tractor plow repair and lift lower motorization is complete (for now). At some point I might make a proper howto and or motorize blade right left. Some searching helped me find the type of plow I was working on. Though Im about to link it by brand I would bet its actually a generic white label companies slap their name on. The color on this old one is wrong, everything else is/was identical. 

Heres the plow kit at lows:


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ByJohn Wuethrich

Lawn Tractor Update: Linear Actuator Wired

the lawn tractor linear actuator controlled snow plow is coming along .

A dual pole dual throw switch utilized to connect or reverse connect the lawn tractors battery to the linear actuator and drive it up or down respectively. 

I still need to properly attach the piston to the arm. 

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Clearlinux KVM Host Nvidia graphics(PCI-E) pass-through

40 inch beaver

here you see a 40 inch beaver in 4k (phrases not to google at work or at all(40in)) It wasnt perfectly straigt forward but I eventually managed to get Intel’s ClearLinux (playing hypervisor/kvm host) to let Ubuntu 18.04 take an nvidia 1650 with out the ACS override patch.

This article is a work in progress but im going to try to put some roughly formatted things that worked for me before i worry about making it pretty

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Resistive Spot Welder

Power Mosfets and a Bank of Maxwell Ultracaps Create a Powerfull Capacitive Discharge Resistive Spot Welder.

Version 1

I set out to build a Resistive Spot welder that could possibly even weld copper. not sure if it will or not as this capacitive discharge welder is back burnnnered at the moment. I wish i had got to test the jig.

this MOSFET switched capacitive discharge resistive spot welder project was intended for my use to allow assembly of quality lithium-ion packs from well-matched cells with reliable cell to cell welds.

Resistive Spot Welder 8
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