Bookmarks for 24th May 2012

These are my saved Pinboard links for 24th May 2012:

  • Supercook: recipe search by ingredients you have at home – Recipe search by ingredients you have at home.
  • RC Hobby Controllers and Arduino – SparkFun Electronics – Robots, cars, robotcars, and all sorts of prank devices require some degree of remote control. Most of the time, it's tempting to implement this yourself using XBee or some other wireless technology. Sometimes it's not a bad idea, but more often than not it's an over-powered and somewhat frustrating way to go. You find yourself thinking, "I remember the good old days when I just put batteries in the RC car and pushed the stick and it moved."

    Well, welcome back to the good old days.

    RC transmitter/receiver combos range from the simple and inexpensive to the seriously tricked-out, but the nice thing about them is that they all stick to a standard which makes them largely interchangeable. It turns out that connecting an RC receiver to your Arduino project is about the same as connecting a servo, and the code is just as simple. In this tutorial, I'll take you through the basics of using your Arduino to interpret commands from an inexpensive RC remote, so you can control anything, from a simple four-wheeled robot to your favorite processing sketch!

  • Thai Black Pepper and Garlic Tofu | recipe from FatFree Vegan Kitchen – Black pepper provides a different kind of heat than chile peppers, but people who are sensitive to spices may still find this too hot. So start with the lesser amount of black pepper and add more to taste. Those of you who like fiery dishes may want to increase the chile sauce, but try not to overpower the black pepper.
  • Sweetcorn cakes recipe | Yotam Ottolenghi | Life and style | The Guardian – These are wonderful as they are, if you want to keep it simple and low in fat. However, adding diced chorizo or feta to the batter would upgrade it. Serve with any combination of these condiments: fresh herb salad with lemon and olive oil; sliced avocado, lime juice, coriander and chilli; or diced tomato, red onion, vinegar and olive oil.
  • Chickpeas on toast recipe | Yotam Ottolenghi | Life and style | The Guardian – Having grown up in the Middle East, eating beans for breakfast always seemed like a bizarre British eccentricity. Here's an alternative, just for the sake of variation. You can play with the idea by adding chorizo or smoky bacon and omitting the smoked paprika. Eggs are another natural addition.

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