Worst thing about teppanyaki in NY are the NYers who can not shut the hell up and eat. NODA in White Plains earns a 4 of 5 -- every thing was well done -- my only fickle scorn is not halving the shrimp and a soggy salad lettuce. #Assessment - 21:16:41 337 017 Miter
Arduino Bowel Gauge
In our current climate of caloric disseminators, few observe before and after exhumation of waste. To clarify, using a resistance sensor and an Arduino, we have hacked your bowels.

Arduino Uno
Aluminum or Copper Strips
1K Ohm 1/4W Resistor
100K Ohm 1/4W Resistor
0.1uf Capacitor
LCD Display [Optional]
10K Potentiometer
10 Ohm 1/4W Resistor

[Notations] The resistance sensor observed in the following multimedia is a first version testing sensor. Affixing it to a constantly drenched porcelain surface proved difficult and was temporarily remedied with Gorilla Tape.

A brass valve was added to the bowl fill line extending from the fill valve as to regulate the water level with in the bowl. Typical specs fill water to crest the rear siphon allowing waste to displace water in to the drainage line as to prevent over flow.

[Notations] The following is a non-smoothing sketch as our current coding for a smoothing sketch is currently being modified and tested in addition to a low pass filter PWM alternative.

Resistance was measured between 60 and 100 fluid ounces and this variance was divided by the 40 fluid ounces, then multiplied by 1.0425 to obtain weight ounces.

 #include <LiquidCrystal.h>
LiquidCrystal lcd(12, 11, 5, 4, 3, 2);

int sensorstart = 0; // Intial reading

void setup()
sensorstart = analogRead(A0); // Store initial reading
lcd.begin(16, 2);

void loop()
int sensorlive = analogRead(A0); // Live reading
int dif = (sensorlive - sensorstart); // Subtract start reading
float difsol = dif * 0.191; // Variance to fluid ounces per 40 oz measure
float difoz = difsol * 1.0425; // Convert fluid to solid ounces

if (difoz < 0){
lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
lcd.print("0.00"); // Zero fluctuation
} else {
lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
lcd.print(difoz); // Print ounces

lcd.setCursor(6, 0);
lcd.setCursor(11, 0);

lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
lcd.print(millis()/1000); // Seconds
lcd.setCursor(6, 1); lcd.print("sec");
lcd.setCursor(11, 1); lcd.print("Gauge");

delay(1000); // per second

Updated Arduino Bowel Gauge Sketch (Calibration Version)

HackADay "Skull and Wrenches" logo used with(out) permission by HackADay.com

HackADay - We Asked For It Arduino Bowel Gauge
Instructables - Arduino Bowel Gauge
Element14 - 10 Awesome Arduino Projects
17:7.34 362-13 OTC
Why Not? Single Wind Shield Wiper Button Hack
Amid a light rain, masculine drivers detest the forced automation of wind shield wipers and are often resorted to having turn on, then off the wiper controls to obtain that single swipe. Here, we have hacked an Isuzu Trooper to now offer a single swipe from a single depression of a button. Control is restored.


17:53.12 350-13 OTC
Those Guys in Simon Snare (Series 74 Episode 47)
Why Not? Sanitary Garbage Tray Guide
The CDC has estimated that 1 in 4 Americans will suffer from a food borne illness and of those, 3,000 will cease to be. Fast food giants have struggled to curb such statistics from their own establishments with often disgraceful methods. The current approach is the top open entry which as most of you have commonly seen leaves much to be desired. It beckons the question, why not a trash can face that removes the need for a customer to touch the refuse bin at all?

21:22.21 342-13 OTC
Why Not? Garbage Bag Advertising
Despite the idealism that major American metropolitan cities are the pinnacle of modern infrastructure, the realization once there is that these archaic cities are an Asian airborne virus away from total dilapidation. One such glaring incongruity between sentiment and reality is, garbage. A typical New York City block appears as if the entire city of Duluth emptied their wares on to the side walk. There is no functional method of disposal from ever growing dwellings to accommodate the restrictions. Rather than attempt a radical change, third world-esque methods are satisfactory. What is then failed to be taken advantage of is this barren real estate. As the pile heaves, the bill board square footage escalates. Glad and Hefty affiliated marketing companies are missing a prime opportunity.


13:24.16 336-13 OTC
Assessment - Mori Teppan Grill
Mori Teppan Grill
120 West Stocker Street
Glendale, California, North America

Date: 20:15 44/074
Genre: Teppanyaki
Serving: (2) 73$

The hibachi grill fad has long since passed and now few pock mark the landscape, aging and withering away. Mori Teppan Grill is such a place that likely birthed from this mid-90's revolution of teppanyaki establishments and has vaguely subsisted as the populace transitioned to putrid raw fish and pungent spice.

The interior is simplistic. No semblance of a bar or lounge which is suitable as the cache of grill-tables is abundant in a mid-play Jenga like scattering. The music, unfortunately representative a lot of restaurants these days, is not thematic, which detracts. KEarth101 does not lure me in to the illusion of Japan.

Ginger soy sauce was to be applauded. Rice was prompt. It is then we arrive at the moment to herald greatness or dismay. Sadly, the dismay arose in the lack of severing the shrimp in two, which makes for easier consumption while also creating the illusion of more. The vegetables as well were not diced but slivered in such a mannerism that made handling them with chop sticks more difficult. The steak however, was scored in an appreciated size, temperature and flavour though through out, many seasonings and sauces were lacking. I know of one that would have scoffed at the lack of sesame seeds.

One praise must be said for the fire of the onion volcano. Many establishments now refrain from fire and excuse only steam. It is refreshing to see a traditional method preserved.

In all, the food maintained a level of high quality and while not suitable to the methods of craftsmanship and a lack of a luxurious drinks menu tailored towards such cuisine, the rating is of above moderate.

12:51.29 331-13 OTC
Liberalism Specimen
Through out civilization, humankind has oscillated back and forth upon the two fundamental methods of commune; social uniformity and magisterial authority. One seeks from beneath, a unison due to conditions while the other is required when stagnation imperils subsistence.

In this modern era of stimulated empathy, human evolution suffers from this socialistic misdirection. A collective of those unintelligible enough to cogently devise success upon a black and white world, feign angst applied to our vanity, regardless of the field of rancor.

Below is a recent characteristically typical demonstration we have found befitting this impairment, further alluding to the notion that for humanity to again succeed, power must be taken from the peasants. #ColonialRepublic

Follow the entire surd conversation:
Part I twitter.com/scvdefender/status/425679360100560896
Part II twitter.com/TVMiller/status/425828396363292672

14:49.15 308-13 OTC
[Updated] Rocket Launch LOS Finder
Rocket Launch Line of Sight Finder (Orbital Clock)
Version 1.352073 Release
Draggable User Location
User Address Bug Fixed
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DIY Shower Temperature Gauge
Some particulars can be known with out the troubles of dismantling an entire edifice. This DIY Shower Temperature Gauge (Version 0.1) /hack/ allows you to not only know when it's reached optimum conditions but aides in identifying the exact temperature for your most pleasurable shower.

1/2" Threaded Tee
1/2" 4" Nipple
1/2" Threaded-Slip 90
1/2" Threaded Plug
1/2" Threaded Male Adapter
1/2" PVC
Digital Thermometer
Thread Tape
PVC Primer/Glue

[Note] Project in operation photographs coming soon.

[Note] A non-destructive automated Arudino temperature controlled project has been designed and is currently pending funding.
22:34.17 269-13 OTC
TV's Annual Fast Food Assessment Awards 073
Best Value - Del Taco
Best Quality - Carls Jr.
Best Item - Jack in the Box's Oreo Cookie Shake
Best Interior - Carls Jr.
Honorable Mention - Panda Express

Worst Value - McDonald's "Dollar" Menu
Worst Quality - Taco Bell
Worst Item - White Castle Sliders
Worst Interior - McDonald's "Cafe" Style
No Honorable Mention - Portillo's
13:57.25 268-13 OTC