It seems a popular thing to put additional lights onto SCX24’s of all flavors (C10, Deadbolt, Wrangler, Gladiator, and now the Bronco). Interestingly though, no one seems to want to share information for how to add functioning brake lights and reverse lights. I’ve created a pinout after putting tail lights, brake lights, and reverse lights on my C10. Please do keep in mind that this is for the Axial AE-6 ESC/RX and may not be compatible with the newer SCX24’s that use different electronics.
Axial AE-6 LED Pinout for tail lights, brake lights, and reverse lights.
Note: To do the tail and brakelights as combination units with the same LED, I use a larger resistor to allow through about 5ma per LED for tail lights. Then the brake controller turns on and sends a parallel charge to the LEDs giving an additional 15ma per LED. You can sort this out by using a parallel resistor calculator and making sure that your two resistors together in parallel do no exceed the value you were looking for as a maximum for the LED you chose.
While this is really more of a note for myself, it may help others.
If you would like to have desktop icons in Manjaro, this can be done by installing gnome-shell-extension-gtk4-desktop-icons-ng. If you already have this installed, make sure you have gone into Layouts and turned on desktop icons.
I love to use keyboard shortcuts to speed up my everyday workflow. Chromebooks have many of the same shortcuts as Windows and Mac (copy, cut, paste, print etc), but here are some that are OS specific.
Show Chrome OS version at login screen :: ALT + V
Set screen resolution to default :: CTRL + SHIFT + 0
Lock screen :: CTRL + SHIFT + L
Log out :: CTRL + SHIFT + Q
Toggle Caps lock :: ALT + SearchButton
Launch Task Manager :: SearchButton + ESC
Show all keyboard shortcuts :: CTRL + ALT + ?
I’ve been thinking about adding some posts on here with tech tips. Here’s a taste of what I’m thinking.
You’re all done creating a nice little applet for Mac OS, maybe using Apple’s built-in Script Editor. Now you want it to run on a client computer in the background, completely hidden from view. There are two things I always consider in this situation. One is obvious, you want to hide the icon in the dock and menu bar. The second consideration is to mask the identity via the process name.
Starting with the process name makes sense because it is also the easiest to change. Simple adjust the name in the Bundle Info section, or manually adjust in the info.plist file. Now if you open Activity monitor, instead of seeing something obvious like “Joe’s updater app” it could be more innocuous like “updagent”. Quite frankly though, this name doesn’t matter unless you are trying to keep the end user from closing the application on purpose.
The one most people are concerned about is hiding the application from the dock and menu so it isn’t in the way during normal day-to-day activities. This is done simply by adding a line in the info.plist file. The line to add is:
Application is agent (UIElement) : YES
That’s it! Now you have a hidden, and fairly covert, applet running in the background.
I use Mac OS X all day at work, and Linux at home. One thing I have come to miss was being able to use two fingers to click and have it come up as a right click. Now I know how to do this in Lubuntu.
First you need to install synclient:
sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
By default, two finger clicking should work now. If you need two finger scrolling though, you’ll need to turn that on with these commands:
If you are okay with scrolling “normal” you are done. If you want it to scroll “natural” (like I do), then you have one more step. You need to change the directional deltas to negative values. Stock value is 73, so I set them to -73 to start with. For my laptop this was to quick and I needed to slow it down with a larger valued delta. I used -120 with these commands:
If you need to make more changes, you can see all values by just running the synclient command.
Some useful options are the TapButton1, TapButton2, and TapButton3. These all control how many fingers are tapping. If you want a 2 finger tap to do a right click you set it to TapButton2=2 etc. ClickButton1, 2, 3 are the same concept but controlling what happens when X amount of fingers make a physical click.
It turns out I forgot an important step. You need to make these active on login or the settings revert on reboot. To do this, I made one long string and inserted it into an Autostart in Session Settings. Mine looks like this:
synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 VertScrollDelta=-120 HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 HorizScrollDelta=-120