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Home Presence Detector
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2020-01-12 - Charging DS Lite ghetto style
Found an old DS Lite in the closet for my son to play with but of course the battery was empty, and impossible to find the charger or an USB adapter. But I remembered an old technique, and after checking continuity with the battery pins, I just stucked 2 wires in the plug and fed it with the USB 5v. Not a long term solution but it does the job for tonight.
Oh and I resumed (years after!) working on my Arduino Programmer, basically just an ArduinoISP.
2020-01-11 - Troll
Just found this quote on the net, I liked it so let me share with you:
"Give a man a fish and he'll be fed for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll promptly forget that he once didn't know and proceed to call anyone who asks a n00b and flame them on the boards for being stupid." 2020-01-04 - Raspi radio
Ok new idea: make a Raspi WebRadio player. Using a raspberry pi zero W as a webradio player! Let's do it! 2020-01-03 - Foot switch
For my drillpress, I wanted a footswitch to keep my hands on the workpiece. So I bought a cheap footswitch and based on the Clapclap 1386 board I made a smart foot switch : long press to start, short press to stop. The details are in the Clapclap 1386 page. 2019-12-16 - Mini Media USB keyboard
Changed my keyboard and made a new USB volume control with 3 keys mute/vol+/vol-, on Linux and Eclipse, works just fine. Happy of the result, a nice small project to return to electronics. 2019-11-26 - PT2399 (II)
Yet another guy uses the PT2399 chip as an effector, this time he just reuses a small eBay module and tweaks it a bit but still, nice to read. Bought one of the modules of course (^_^) 2019-11-24 - Retropie console
Nothing unique or original here, I just make my own take on the Retropie game console emulator (born in the 80's, have 2 year old boy at home, what other excuse I need? :) If you're curious, there it is. 2019-11-12 - Android things
A friend of mine working for the "Big G." kindly gave ma a second hand Android Things - Pico Pro maker kit, so cool! So since I'll enjoy a few hollidays in the coming months between jobs, let's play with Android! 2019-06-06 - getting hot
My air conditionned is second hand like the house, and the remote bid us farewell. Luckily I have another Mitsubishi aircon for the which the remote works, but now I can use one out of 2 (I could turn both on but navigating between rooms with the remote is not fun). So should I buy again a remote (which failed first time because my aircon is an antique) or make one? I'd say the tipping point is 10USD: if a new working remote costs me less than that, I'll buy it. Let's see. 2019-06-04 - And the sun shined
At last, my eInk Weather station is completed and seating in the entrance. I should make a cache to hide the screen ugly connector and PCB as per my wife suggestion: that will come later.
2019-04-11 - PT2399
Wow found someone who makes something new with the PT2399 (not like me) and share her schematics here 2019-03-04 - LittlevGL GUI
Found a nice user interface library for micro controllers (in C): LittlevGL. Looks very nice, now works with micropython, will try to give it a try one of these days, maybe for my Bedside mood companion (if one day I really start working on it :) 2019-02-20 - Color highlight!
You don't care but I do, so now my edition mode has HTML syntax highlighting after all these years. Took me 2h thanks to the great CodeMirror library. Big big big thanks to them, it's easy to use, works from the start, lots of themes, and free: I love it. 2019-02-13 - And the weather cleared
One week later, the damage is fixed and my eInk Weather station is back, kindly supported by the excellent WeatherBit.io site. 2019-02-06 - Et merde...
My eInk Weather station was fine, I finally resume on it and BAM ! Yahoo! decommissioned the API used by the Python lib... Now got to rewrite the app to use another provider, maybe openweathermap.org. et merde.
2019-01-31 - Smartphone, Linux and USB
Had a few ideas recently now that my setup AVR on Linux is working: a Smartphone Media Keyboard that would allow me to press Next/Pause while I listen to music at my desk and not unlock screen, while charging the phone. And while I'm at it, a small USB Smart Switch that could connect/disconnect the data easily when I work on a USB gadget.
2019-01-22 - Google scripts
Found this article on Hackaday about google scripts ... looks interresting, especially to do some advanced cleanup in mail gmail mailbox!
2019-01-10 - Happy new 2019
Hi all and happy new year! In fact winter break was dedicated to setup a Line chatbot and it worked just fine (^_^)v Need now to find a real usage for it ...
I found this nice firmware for SonOFF devices, and sicne I'm equipped at home, it might make sense to try it... https://github.com/arendst/Sonoff-Tasmota
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