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28 September 2020
Inspired by many LED cube projects before me, I decided to build my own version, which eventually turned into a CPU status indicator on my desk. Is there a more over the top way to monitor your CPU temperature and usage than 12,288 individually addressable RGB LEDs arranged as a cube?
In this case, I strongly suggest to check out the video first as it conveys the looks of the cube much better than static images. Of course, the blog article will provide all the technical details.
22 September 2020
In principle, this should be a simple one. I have an older Sony Alpha NEX-5T, which I wanted to use to create timelapses of my 3d prints. Spoiler alert: I found a way and you can find some examples in the Youtube video:
Read on, if you want to use your Sony Alpha like this, too.
21 September 2020
When my brother got married, I needed a wedding gift. Of course, I did not go with something ordinary. Instead I 3D printed a holder for an e-ink display that served as a digital guestbook.
Guests as well as friends who could not attend (especially during the Corona pandemic) can easily send messages from their phones that are shown immediately.
19 August 2020
Instead of watering my lawn manually, I created the automated irrigation system that you can see in the following video.
As you will see, just a simple system that turns the water on or off was not sufficient. I will show you all aspects of this Arduino based system in this article and provide the source code.
13 August 2020
When I tried to integrate my son’s MP3 player into our openHAB system to control it with our everyday household app, I found that it was fairly easy to do so. In fact, I got much more than I was hoping for…
You can get an idea of this project in the accompanying Youtube video. However, more details and all the code are presented in this blog post.