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Tuesday, 20 July 2010 01:15

SEO and why do we need it.

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Why do we need SEO

While we can see the code behind the server or the back end of a website. does it actually work as you want it. What is the point of having a website and you cant be found. There maybe 467.000 pages for what you are searching for. How are you going to be found if you are the last website on the net. How many pages do you scroll through before giving up your search or changing the the way you ask for the information.

When you build a website whether it is a blog,for a small business, for a corporate company, if you want to succeed, then you need to get yourself out there for the world to see. You may think that building a website for this fantastic product that you have found, will be coded and ready with a few weeks and you can sit back and watch the pennies roll in. This is where a lot of online businesses fail and the ones that are not online or don't have any real SEO fail to maximise their own potential customer base or targets.

Google, MSN, Yahoo and other search engines dont just decide that you get that listing, the more traffic you can generate the higher you go to the top, there are also a lot of other factors involved. Relativity, Domain name, the server it is hosted on, footer links, there is a lot more than just a few meta titles and meta descriptions needed to help you get where you need to be, at the top and in with a chance.

SEO is another way of saying Internet Marketing. Market your product properly and it could be the difference between growing or becoming another website lost in out web space. Over the next few months i will be explaining the do's and don'ts and the steps needed in getting your website noticed. Everything i will show you is free and we will aim at everything organically, no paying for adwords and sponsored listings. I will also be explaining analytics and other tools so that you can track your website and find the pages that need to be improved. SEO is a long term process, the more work you do the more chance you have of surviving in the dog eat dog world of being top dog!

 

Monday, 19 July 2010 17:11

Chassis

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Chassis –

 

Today I started to build the chassis of the robot. One small hurdle that could not be avoided was the size of aluminum sheets that I could use / obtain. The 12” by 12” sheets of metal heavily influenced the overall size and look of the bot.

 

Chassis full

 

I cut the side pieces out using a band saw and filed down the edges. Finishing up the clean look was done with a countersink tool. This way the screws will set flush on the exterior. For the battery pan I measured 12” x 7&7/8”. This allowed for a 1/16 inch bend allowance on each side. The bends were wrapped up using a finger break. The total demissions for the battery pan are 12” long by 6” wide. I am installing the mini siren and you can see in the pictures that there is plenty of room for other goodies.

 

pan

 

This week the wheels should arrive and I will be able to make the hubs on the mill. I am already thinking of colors and programming ideas…

 

 

Friday, 16 July 2010 17:41

My robot

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Today I ordered some wheels for that robot that I am finally going to start and hopefully finish. I grew tired of waiting for parts and went ahead and paid for them. I have also continued to accumulate several other parts over the last year and think that I can begin a solid project with various features.

 

The motors are 6 mm shaft 12 Volt gear heads and if I recall correctly they are 400 to 1 ratio. In my experience its better to have a lower speed robot with a ton of torque.

 

The processor running the robot will be two P8X32A-Q44 running at 80 Megahertz and for programming memory I shall employ the 24LC256. The i2c bus runs up to 400Khz so boot time will be quick not that matters on this project. For extended memory I am considering a flash memory card as used in cameras or simply a Bluetooth connection to my PC. Both have issues that I need to consider before any decision is made. Since I have already designed the circuit boards the flash card option will require some trace splicing and hacking, a not so professional printed circuit board approach. The Bluetooth option is already ready on the circuit board but will need some fancy soldering that I just don't like to do. It takes a lot of time to pump the solder on each pad using a syringe and working under magnification.

The frame of the robot will be made of aluminum sheet metal that is about 8 mm thick. It has to support a fair amount of weight proportional to size so aluminum was chosen for obvious reasons. The heaviest item is the battery. I decided on a small motorcycle type battery, a non-spill sealed 12V 7.5Ah rechargeable. The size is 5.9"L x 2.6"W x 3.7"H and weights 5.6 lbs. It should give for some good run times. We shall see...

 

Thursday, 08 July 2010 11:36

DNR's Journey

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Well, Suck-o V2 is now here - its another mile stone for me and others.

You might have noticed that the forum has a lot of my posts, from months ago. I was once prolific on the site and now it seems I have left. That is far from the truth. I never left, its not easy to stop hacking. I shifted to the VIP section and the Admin's Lounge, I have just been so busy that I could only check in with those in that section. They knew me well and understood I just didn't have as much time as I did before. I still look out for worthy neophytes, but I leave the teaching to the new leaders of suck-o.

Suck-o is growing and changing, but hacking is still the same as it was. Computers might have evolved since 1987, but the mindset of breaking it has always been there. You'll see new leaders in the forum, and of course, new neos. Don't be afraid of change, but understand that knowledge is passed on, with honor and respect. The same as it always has been.

Those That Know, Are Responsible For Teaching Those That Seek Knowledge.

Welcome to Suck-o, welcome to the ancient arts of hacking..

DNR

 

 

 

Sunday, 04 July 2010 22:33

Welcome to my neck of the woods.

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Welcome to my first blog posting. I am thrilled to bring to you my passion for technology and hope that I can keep a few people tuned in on a regular basis. My goal for this blog is to discuss electronics, show my latest creations, and to correlate how important it is to learn the most basic of electronics to Hack or create. Today is a tech rich environment are you ready?

 

 

Peace.

 

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