Timothy S. Frazier

Liberty, Motorcycles, and Guns

Timothy S. Frazier - Liberty, Motorcycles, and Guns

Dancing Christmas Lights Arduino Plug and Play Box

This video was shot in my backyard after my son and I constructed revision 2 of out music and light synchronization controller.

We will be publishing an eBook or Instructable in the near future with step-by-step instructions and materials list for DIYers to build their own plug and play lights to music synchronizing box.

For the technically curious, this setup used the following components:

1 Arduino R3 mocro-controller < $20.00
1 SainSmart 8 channel solid state relay board <$25.00
1 spectrum analyzer shield from SparkFun <$30.00
4 standard 120 v electrical outlets <$10.00
8 50' outdoor 14 gauge extension cords <$150.00
Tons of LED light strings <$600.00
1 old Android smart phone (wifi only) for a music player
1 old re purposed stereo receiver

The truth behind state lotteries and other creative funding enterprises

In 21 of 23 states with lotteries, the money designated for education from lottery profits was added to education budgets, but an equivalent or higher amount of funding from taxes was then diverted to other initiatives including many state and local pork barrel projects, thus having a net increase of zero dollars or even reductions in educational funding.

The same tactic will be used in the bi-partisan supported Texas Proposition 1 enterprise which was overwhelmingly approved by Texas voters who failed to inform themselves well in the recent midterm election.

The end result is that wasteful government spending increases overall and no benefit will be seen in infrastructure or education. It’s all smoke and mirrors to mask government revenue and spending growth for other projects the voters would oppose funding for.

This is the sort of deceitful activity you get when you elect Republicans and Democrats. They are masters at taking full advantage of voter ignorance.

The most urgent necessity is, not that the State should teach, but that it should allow education. All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education.

– Frédéric Bastiat, What Is Money

How my ballot will be filled today

U.S. Senate – Rebecca Paddock, Libertarian
U. S. Representative District 24 – Mike Kolls, Libertarian
Governor – Kathie Glass, Libertarian
Lieutenant Governor – Robert D. Butler, Libertarian
Comptroller of Public Accounts – Ben Sanders, Libertarian
Commissioner of the General Land Office – Justin Knight, Libertarian
Attorney General – Jamie Balagia, Libertarian
Railroad Commissioner – Mark A. Miller, Libertarian
Commissioner of Agriculture – David (Rocky) Palmquist, Libertarian
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7 – Don Fulton, Libertarian
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8 – RS Roberto Koelsch, Libertarian
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6 – Mark Ash, Libertarian
Chief Justice, Supreme Court – Tom Oxford, Libertarian
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3 – Mark W. Bennett, Libertarian
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4 – Quanah Parker, Libertarian
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9 – William Bryan Strange, III, Libertarian
State Representative District 98 – Abstaining!!! Not even an uncontested Republican or Democrat will get my vote! The less votes they have, the stronger the message from the American people will be that we are fed up with their two party monopoly and deceitful practices.
District Clerk – John Clare, Libertarian
County Clerk – Abstaining!!!
Criminal District Attorney – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 5 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 8 – Abstaining!!!
County Judge – Abstaining!!!
Criminal District Judge #1 Tarrant County – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Court At Law No.2 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 2 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 10 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 1 – Abstaining!!!
Criminal District Judge #4 Tarrant County – Abstaining!!!
Criminal District Judge #3 Tarrant County – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 9 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Probate Court No. 1 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Court At Law No.1 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 6 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 7 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Court At Law No.3 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 4 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Probate Court No. 2 – Abstaining!!!
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 3 – Abstaining!!!
Referenda: Proposed Constitutional Amendment – Against! Proposition 1 would not provide a solution to Texas’ serious, ongoing highway funding shortage and would not adequately safeguard emergency reserves in the rainy day fund.