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Temperature And Humidity Sensing

Posted July 8, 2017 by Chris

"The temperature and relative humidity of indoor air is an important parameter that can influence indoor microbial survival, abundance, and community structure. Temperature and relative humidity can also be used to infer other information about indoor environments, such as whether or not it is being heated or cooled."

Web Garage Door Controller

Posted June 29, 2017 by Chris

"I was motivated to find a new solution to controlling my garage door because I didn’t want to carry an extra remote around, and they just don’t work very well. This article demontrates how to use a CC3200 to connect to an existing garage door opener. The CC3200 acts as a TCP server which can send information about the garage door state to any network capable device."

DIY Remote Project

Posted June 23, 2017 by Chris

"Having good support for your arm/hand when operating these large sticks makes it a lot more comfortable, ergonomic and gives an accurate control. The major drawback is that it isn’t possible to carry or hold it without some sort of harnesses or extra support."

LED Logger v3

Posted June 2, 2017 by Chris

"The third version of the Led logger has run without any major issues. Based on uptime logging there has never been any freeze or malfunction. As for the LEDs, I have identified a few types of strips based on the behaviour they manifested throughout the experiment. Careful about the axis scale of the graphs."

The Stubby Robot

Posted May 30, 2017 by Chris

"Stubby is an evolving hexapod robot which I am making, with contributions from my 6 year old daughter and a co-worker. I have long wanted to make a walking robot, thanks to shows like Stargate SG-1. While Stubby is not the same, it has been a very entertaining and educational project to work on."

An Intro To Digispark

Posted May 24, 2017 by Chris

"In today’s blog post we’ll analyze one of the smallest and most practical boards out there. The Digispark board. It’s size, including the USB port, is 25mm x 18mm (so tiny)!! This little board is powered by an ATTINY85 chip and clocked to 16.5Mhz. For conveniece, it has a built in USB port and can be plugged into a your computer without cables or adapters."

GPS Transmission With HC 12

Posted March 22, 2017 by Chris

"The first article in this two-part series, Understanding and Implementing the HC-12 Wireless Transceiver Module, uses the HC-12 to create long-distance data transmission between two Arduino Unos."

Developing an IR Remote and Software Controller

Posted May 11, 2016 by Chris

"This one is an interesting one, it’s something we’ve been looking at for a while and figuring out how to solve it. We have sets of speakers and projectors and the users keep losing the remotes, or misplaced/stolen. Usually this wouldn’t be a problem, we’ll just contact the supplier or manufacturer and order replacements. Except we can’t any more."

Wireless Thermostat/Temp Sensor (With XBee)

Posted April 20, 2016 by Chris

"This post will be divided down into two main sections: hardware and software. I will try to explain with detail while keeping it short, and cover some of the key elements and choices involved in making this project."

The AT-AT Project – Building A Walker

Posted March 21, 2016 by Chris

"Combine an Arduino Uno, an Adafruit Servo Shield, Xbox 360 Controller, and a beat-up 1981 Kenner At-At Walker and the result is the toy I always wanted when I was a kid. If you played with this toy growing up you will probably remember how clumsy it was and difficult to move around."