Dolch Sight Word flashcards webapp. Small children are predominantly visual learners and therefore the use of sight words is a more effective way of learning how to read. Combined with an appropriate curriculum these flashcards will help provide balanced reading instruction for your child and students.

A linux media infrared remote control and USB IR receiver. Build your own or buy it from us. This is a hardware product with open source code. Control your linux DVR/mythTV frontend with the tatIR.

An OpenGL/Python CRJ glass cockpit simulator with FSX interface for the home cockpit builder. Michael LaBrie designed and coded this project.

How's your handicap? Check out the latest Consumers Golf League standings and scores.


drop the tranny is where you'll find the Open Source and Creative Commons work of Michael LaBrie and Miles Batterson. Everything presented here, unless specified, is licensed under GPL/Creative Commons.

If you're looking for a howto for dropping your tranny, Autozone has great, free, howtos for the do it yourself mechanic.

News & Notes

6/2/09 - Michael LaBrie has had the Consumers Golf League site up and running for a few weeks now. Played at the stunning Wolf Creek Golf Club in southeast Michigan.

The Developers

Michael LaBrie

Michael LaBrie - A native of California, unfortunately now living in Michigan. I am a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, I enjoy programming, electronics, flying model airplanes, and spending time with my wife and two daughters. Another open source project I am working on is RJGlass.

Miles Batterson

Miles Batterson - A native of Michigan, unfortunately. I am a graduate of Western Michigan University with a bachelors degree in aviation. I work with the fake pilot you see above, in Adrian, MI. I am a former aircraft mechanic, working for three years on Boeing 737's. I have a wife and two kids, we fill our week with school, work, homework, dance class, and bmx, after all of that comes linux and computing.

If you are interested in anything here at drop the tranny or if you have any questions please let us know.