Christmas Lights


I recently finally found the time to do something with these 2 strips of WS2801 LEDs that I had laying around for years… and what better / more obvious idea given the time of the year, than build some over-engineered Christmas lights ?:)

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Bluetooth Media Button


This is a pretty straight forward project, though it still took a while to get everything fitting together nicely πŸ™‚

The idea was to re-use this nice big volume knob from an old, analog amplifier, put it into a custom little box and make it able to control the volume of my computer.

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ePaper Calendar


I had a couple of these small ePaper boards, bought on sale a while ago, begging to be used in a project… I wasn’t sure what to do with them, until I saw James’ video about his message board.

Then it occurred to me: a small, ePaper display for my Google Calendar would be perfect ! True, we all check our phones regularly, almost compulsively, nowadays, but still, there’s nothing like having your tasks/appointments on a piece of paper ! Even if it’s of the “e” variety… πŸ™‚

Especially if it’s for the shared family calendar, so that my wife and kids can also have it right there in front on them in the kitchen!

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Thermal Printer Remotely Controlled through an ESP32


Again one of these things that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but never found the time to… having one of these little thermal printers that spit out your receipt at the till in a supermarket, and hack it to print little snippets of information like reminders or shopping lists, etc. …

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Self Balancing Robot – V4


It’s been almost 4 years since I started playing with self balancing robots posting about the very first version, then the 2nd really unsuccessful one and finally a really jittery / impossible to control 3rd version

Now it’s finally time to show you something that actually works !

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