Custom Remote WiFi Mains Socket Switch

Here’s again one of these small hacks that I’ve been wanting to do for a while but never found the time…

There’s actually not that much to it, the most interesting part is probably just being amazed at how easy it is nowadays to pull off this kind of hack…

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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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VFD Clock Connects to the Internet

Here is, finally, one week later than planned, the sequel to my initial Ice Tube VFD clock .

It is able to :

  1. get the time from the internet and automatically synchronise itself (why have to set the time and use a battery to keep it running when disconnected, if we have Internet access ?)
  2. periodically fetch some weather data and display it
  3. do searches on Twitter and display the 1st result

So rather than “simply” displaying the time, every 15secs it alternates between the time, the weather and a Twitter message.

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