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Use A Single Cat5 Cable For Both Phone and Ethernet

Cool Tools, DIY, Electronics, Hacks & Mods, Home Automation, Home Improvement, Home Theater, Videos
June 11, 2016 No Comments

As I’m trying to building up my YouTube Channel (please subscribe!) — I’ve decided to revisit my most popular posts here at Mavromatic. The plan is to create videos of these posts so people can watch instead of just read. I find that video often times makes the process of understanding complex things a little easier.

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Father’s Day Technology Gift Guide – 2016

Cool Tools, Electronics, Fun & Games, Gift Guides, Videos
June 8, 2016 No Comments


Father’s Day is right around the corner but don’t worry, you still have time to get your dad a gift in time! Check out my gift guide for ideas at any one of these ABC stations website: Los Angeles/KABC, San Francisco/KGO, Houston/KTRK, Fresno/KFSN, New York/WABC, Chicago/WLS, Philadelphia/WPVI and Raleigh-Durham/WTVD.

This is also my first video rendition of a gift guide as well:

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Repair of The Energy Detective TED 5000 Whole House Power Monitor

DIY, Electronics, Videos
June 7, 2016 No Comments

My TED 5000 (more about the product here and here) whole house power monitor by The Energy Detective that I’ve been using for years stopped working properly. The date/time would no longer keep after a power outage causing the logging of the data to get all messed up. I thought I’d try to repair it — this is my first on camera repair video.

Come along with me and see if I am successful with my repair…

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Installing DD-WRT on a WRT1200AC Wifi Router

DIY, Electronics, Hacks & Mods, Videos
May 30, 2016 No Comments

I’ve been running DD-WRT on the Linksys WRT54G for about 6 years with no issues. But Amazon had the Linksys WRT1200AC on sale so I decided to upgrade to the latest model — have to say the WRT1200 is a whole lot faster than the WRT54G. As you can see in the video, the install process is also amazingly quick and you’ll be up and running in no time!

Amazon: Linksys WRT1200AC

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Fusion 360, 3D Printing, Atom RX122 MicroFPV Battery Protection/Basket

Announcements, DIY, Electronics, Fun & Games, Hacks & Mods, R/C Models, Videos
May 29, 2016 No Comments

It’s been a while since I last uploaded a video to YouTube. In this video I give an update on my YouTube channel, a neat Fusion 360 tip (attaching canvas and using the calibrate feature), show an extremely basic process of designing something in Fusion 360, sending it to Simplify3D slicer then printing on the 3D Printer.  I will be posting more videos on YouTube so please subscribe to my channel as it definitely puts wind in my sails and influences the type of content I create.

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mavroOBD PART 2 – Arduino 328P ODB CanBus Hacking

Automobiles, DIY, Electronics, Hacks & Mods
February 5, 2016 8 Comments


… continued from part I.

It’s been a while since I last posted an update on the mavroOBD project.  After a few (3) board revisions, I’m happy to report that I’ve successfully miniaturized the Arduino UNO (ATMega328P based AVR) and SeeedStudio CANBus shield into a compact OBD module form factor.   Next, I will begin the coding portion and will post updates as that happens.  Feel free to post a comment if you are interested in helping out with this project.

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