Figured I might as well post this here too – I’ve been working on a barn door tracker build for astrophotography, and finished up the full write up a few days ago. Here’s the link to that. First shot is to the right, but unfortunately I’ve not had time or weather to get more than a crappy attempt at the Pleiades.
Regarding the pandora skip issue: I need one of the 64kbs music MP3s that pandora sends – I think this may be a cause of the skip problem. A work around may be to use aacplus mode rather than MP3, but I have not tested this.