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Aaron's Homepage is the personal website of Aaron Cake. It contains a wide variety of information related to my various interests. You'll find a massive electronic circuits archive as well as other electronics information, Mazda rotary (including my highly modified 2nd Gen RX-7), crazy and non-crazy projects, antique electronics, potato guns, assorted ramblings, auto show pictures a little about myself, an active community forum and everything in between. Aaron's Homepage undergoes major updates about twice a year and has been in operation since 1995 (26 years).


If you have any questions, comments or concerns, you can mail me here.


Latest News

Added Cosmo Restoration Video: Part 50: Electronic Instrument Cluster Conversion - Part 4
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11:19:37 AM
Part 50: Electronic Instrument Cluster Conversion - Part 4 Part 50 of my 1976 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration has been posted to YouTube. Episode 50 of my '76 Mazda Cosmo Restoration is packed full of detail and information. Possibly more than any other episode released. Because after all, there's a lot to say about designing and building an Atmel 1284 powered CANbus communicating, stepper motor driving, TFT screen displaying, addressable LED controlling, rotary encoder twiddle accepting, heart of an electronic instrument ... (more)

Added Cosmo Restoration Video: Part 49 - Electronic Instrument Cluster Conversion - Part 3 - My 76 Mazda RX 5 Cosmo Restoration
Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 5:16:23 PM
Part 49 - Electronic Instrument Cluster Conversion - Part 3 - My 76 Mazda RX 5 Cosmo Restoration Part 49 of my 1976 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration has been posted to YouTube. It's been a long while, hasn't it? Who would have thought that retrofitting a 44 year old instrument cluster with modern electronics and building almost everything from scratch would be complicated? Yep, that's right. It's part 49 of my '76 Mazda Cosmo Restoration! And once again, I am continuing to work on the instrument cluster. This time I'm getting the final touches done by build... (more)

Site SSL Cert Renewed
Saturday, August 29, 2020, 11:19:17 AM
Just finished renewing the SSL certificate for the site. Not a big deal right? Well, just two interesting points. One is that Apple has decided that any SSL cert good for more than a year is somehow insecure and will begin showing warnings on iOS devices that the site is "insecure". This is stupid. All it does is force earlier renewals and thus site owners to spend more money and time (as cert authorities usually offer multi year certs as a discount). The second is that I made a mistake configuring NGINX a few months ago and accidentally include the full certificate chain in my SSL configuration. So some browsers (Firefox!) may have showed the site as "Not Secure" even though, well, it was fully secure. Fixed this.

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Last Update: Sunday, August 23, 2020