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Hello ... and Welcome .... to "Robert's Gadgets and Gizmos" web site.
My name is Robert Van Deest. During the past few years I have had the privilege of working in the areas of Robotics, Animatronics, and as a professional in the field of Educational Technology Application Development. During these years I have had an opportunity to design and build some interesting devices, as well as do some teaching in the field of Technology Education, all while being a life long learner myself.
Many of my friends, students, colleagues and clients have at some time suggested that I should share the things I have experienced and show some of the gadgets and gizmos I have worked with. This site slow in coming and somewhat hesitant in offering, has been developed to showcase some of the gadgets, gizmos and sharing of knowledge from my adventures.
Hopefully along the way, there will be some information, ideas and discussions within this web site that will also help you with your adventure, whether you are a beginner starting out or an experienced gadget maker. Please feel free to communicate to me, any questions, suggestions, comments, or ideas about your adventures you have or even comments about this web site.
So here it is ..... a place to share what I have done, interact with each other and hopefully help you in your adventure ahead.
Initially in the beginning finding information to help with a gizmo, was sometimes very difficult. Information was not always available, or where there was some information that could be found, required a rocket scientist to evaluate it. Many of the areas below represent a collection of ideas, knowledge and experiences gathered over the past few years.
"Robert's Gadgets & Gizmos" Web Site Map
Main Menu - A central point to jump to different locations on this web site.
What's New - A quick list of new things added to this web site.
Gadgets - Technical data on computers, PDA's and other commercial products.
Gizmos - Technical information on unique devices and interfaces.
Widgets - More device information.
Technical - A place to share information, drawings, schematics, ideas.
Projects - A sample of some of the gizmos I have worked with.
Links - World Web Sites with interesting information.
Portals - World Web Sites with large link listings.
Products for Sale - Unique parts, hardware and software I found for use in projects.
Apple Collectibles - Apple Items I have for sale.
Communications - A place to ask questions and find answers.
....E-Mail - Send a message to Robert.
Gadgetologist - You know you are hooked on technology if you ........
Thank You / Credits - Recognition of those who have helped along the way.
Blue Point Engineering - A BIG Thank You to them for hosting my web site.
Imagineering Projects - Unique Animatronic Projects.
Web Site Awards - Awards and Recognitions that have been awarded to this site.
Legal Notice - Conditions about using "Robert's Gadgets and Gizmos" web site.
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WHAT IS A GADGET OR GIZMO?
Both Gizmo and Gadgets have a lot of different definitions to individuals.
Our take is the following
Gadget: A device that has a useful specific practical purpose and function. A gadget is mostly real and in everyday use.
A gadget usually helps us out in our daily lives making life easier.
Gizmo: A word to describe something that is unique not known a lot about, probably has no identified name (name less). Sometimes imaginary or an invention or design just on paper. May someday be practical in the near future, but not used everyday yet.
Gizmo is also associated sometimes with a machine, device, thing that has moving parts, flashing lights and makes sounds, something like a Rube Goldberg Contraption
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NOTE: Macintosh Software No Longer Available
What's New at "Robert's Gadgets & Gizmos" Web Site.
Handy Cricket Interface Product Catalog Updated ...
|Apple Collectibles / Memorabilia Items for Sale||Product Catalog Updated ...|
|Animatronic "Wizard Board" Applications ...||New PDF Files ...|
|USB based Projects..||Project Imagineering ...|
|Imagineering Projects||Product Catalog Updated|
|Products for Purchase PDF||New PDF Files|
|Animatronic Hardware.||Animatronic Projects .|
|Animatronic Kits .||Animatronic Applications .|
|Animatronic Controllers ..||Product Catalog Updated ...|
|Products for Purchase PDF ...||New PDF Files ...|
|New PDF Files ...||Product Catalog Updated ...|
|Products for Purchase PDF ...||Wireless RF Plans|
|Visor PDA Data||Visor PDA to SV203 Controller|
|Palm PDA Infrared On / Off Switch Kit ..||Palm PDA - Remote Appliance Controller..|
|Palm PDA Infrared Tag Game Kit..||Question and Answer|
|Palm PDA Tail LED Light Module.||Software Pages Added...|
|Palm Blimp Project||Palm Micro Rover Vehicle Project|
|Palm PDA - Remote Appliance Controller||Aninmatronic Projects Section|
Transmitter & Receiver for the
| Wireless Transmitter & Receiver for
.. Mini SSCII Interface
|Cheap Cable Checker||Servo Connectors Reference|
|SV203 / Mini SSC II Connector Parts Resources||Pneumatic Kit- Low Pressure|
|Pneumatic Servo||General Tech Data Pages|
|Shareware Software Page|
What is a Gadgetologist.................. A person who is probably an Engineer or Technician.
You might be a Gadgetologist Engineer or Technician if....??????
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Thank You / Credits
A Big THANK YOU to Blue Point Engineering for hosting my web pages.
Blue Point Engineering
Web Site Awards......... .... ..
Legal Notice ......................... ... ...... .....................
Legal Notice for Robert's Gadgets and Gizmos web site.
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Any communication or material you transmit to Robert's Gadgets and Gizmos web site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by Robert's Gadgets and Gizmos web site or its affiliates for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting freely and without restriction. Furthermore, Robert's Gadgets and Gizmos web site and its affiliates is free to use without restriction any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the web site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information. This website will be under constant construction and modification and may change, add, or delete information in this web site at any time without any notice.
Unless otherwise specified, the materials in the web site are presented solely for the purpose of promoting an exchange of information. In no event shall Robert Van Deest or other affiliates to this site, be liable for any claim for incidental, consequential damages, or any injuries sustained due to the use of or improper use of information, ideas and concepts from this web site. All information, ideas and concepts from this web site, should NOT be used for medical, life-saving, life-support, or any applications that could cause injury, dangerous / hazardous situations or consequential damages resulting from the use of information, hardware or software represented by Robert's Gadgets and Gizmos web site.
All information, concepts and ideas are for Self Learning Experiences, and for Safe Entertainment.
Circuit , drawings, ideas, concepts and prototypes presented here should NOT be used for medical, life-saving, life-support, or any applications that could cause injury, dangerous and hazardous situations or consequential damages resulting from the use of these circuits represented.
All circuits, diagrams presented are represented as is, and have no guarantee as to the correctness of the items presented. Use at your own risk.
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LINK TO WEB SITES
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1. License. You have a non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use the enclosed software program. You may use the software on a single computer at a time. You may not use, copy, modify , put on a network, or transfer the software program or any of its related documentation, in whole or in part, except as expressly provided for in this license agreement.
2. Copyright. The software programs and related documentation are copyrighted, and protected by law. You may not copy the software program or its documentation except that you may make one (1) copy of the software program for back-up purposes. The back-up copy must display the copyright notice. All other copies are in violation of this license agreement.
3. Demo Software Use Exceptions. Any software programs and related documentation that is identified here as DEMO may be freely copied, put on a network, used as needed in whole or in part as long as the copyright notice, Author(s), or affiliate is maintained in the software and any documentation. Demo Software is always provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, and is subject to the other provisions of this software agreement in Copyright , Limited Warranty, Controlling Law and Acknowledgment conditions.
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