Thursday, February 13, 2014
Recently I heard about the Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light, which is a stuffed turtle that projects stars from it's shell. I considered ordering one, but first I searched for a cheaper star projector.
The cheapest one by far is Astrostar Astro Star Laser Projector Cosmos Light Lamp, at just $15. The pictures look amazing. However, the reviews are something else.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Saturday, December 28, 2013
A frequent problem in my apartment is the lack of a consistent sleep schedule among my roommates. It's hard to tell when someone is asleep in their room, and when someone is gone and their door is closed. One of my roommates made a joke that I should build a device to track who is actually present in the apartment. So I did.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
My Raspberry Pi Temperature Monitor Project was pretty cool, and I was getting some neat data from it, but I wanted to take it to the next level. This included using modern temperature sensors and building a printed circuit board (PCB) to replace the breadboard in the old project. In this post I will discuss my PCB design process.
Friday, August 16, 2013
After my Raspbery Pi Internet LED Control project, I wanted to try reading sensors from my room on to the internet. The only sensors I had around were thermistors, a type of resistor that changes resistance based on the temperature.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Recently I obtained a Raspberry Pi. This exciting development board offers many features that quickly made it the center of a large community of makers. It runs embedded Linux and can be used for a wide variety of projects. To me, the most exciting feature is the web connectivity of the Pi. The built-in Ethernet port allows for projects that are controlled or control the internet. I decided to make a webserver running from the Pi to control a LED.