My hobbies and passions: Generally pretty nerdy stuff.
February 5, 2023
on Christmas Countdown!
Sometime in 2016 I came up with an idea for a project: A Christmas ornament that counted the number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds until Christmas. But
Weekend Project – Ghost Message!
July 30, 2017
on Weekend Project – Ghost Message!
Many years ago, I thought it'd be a fun idea to have an RGB panel that would display game sprites on demand, connected to the internet, so people could display
Programming AVRs using a USBasp on a Mac
November 6, 2016
I loaned out my trusty USBTinyISP to a friend a while back and it was easier to go find an alternative than to coordinate schedules. So I bought a USBasp -
Early Morning Project: RasPi Zero Roomba
July 20, 2016
on Early Morning Project: RasPi Zero Roomba
I can't sleep. Instead of sleeping, I'm hacking robots. Last year during my winter holiday I wired up a Raspberry Pi to my Roomba, to drive it around and such.
Programming an nRF52 on a Mac
June 1, 2016
Several months ago, I went to promotional conference for a microcontroller on a whim. I'd heard about it the night before, and after some investigation
Weekend Project: Wireless outlet control
January 31, 2016
I mentioned briefly in my post about controlling LEDs with my Amazon Echo that I have some wireless outlet switches that I wanted to control. At the time I
Weekend Project: Amazon Echo LED Control
January 3, 2016
As I mentioned last week, I got an Amazon Echo for Christmas. The first time I heard about it I thought "Meh, I already have a phone that does that". Then I
Roomba-ing with a Raspberry Pi
December 22, 2015
We've owned a Roomba for years. I wanted one for a few years before that and the thing that has been most attractive about it to me has been the ability to
MakerFaire Project (2015) – Part 2
October 2, 2015
on MakerFaire Project (2015) – Part 2
When last we left our hero, he had made sizable progress on his robot, only to be stumbled by it's devious brain!!! The Teensy 3.x is my Go-to embedded
MakerFaire Project (2015) – Part 1
September 14, 2015
on MakerFaire Project (2015) – Part 1
This started out as a "Project of the Week" post, but As it started to take form, and started to stretch beyond a week, I decided I wanted to make a more