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Cleanup

 Please excuse the mess while we cleanup. We have moved to a new platform and expect everything to be completed in a day or two. All the same content and How To’s are here but you may find a stray bad link or two. We hope two have this all Read more…

Solar Powered Weather Station

Weather Station Roundup

  Solar Powered WiFi Weather Station This cool weather station from Instructable user deba168 uses a 3D printed Stevenson Shield , a WeMos D1 Mini with ESP8266 , solar panel , TP4506 charging board and a few other parts. We really like this look the the 3D printed case and the integration Read more…

Humidity Sensor

We currently have a moisture issue in our basement and are looking for a DIY fix. Our solution is to use an Arduino DHT22 Humidity Sensor and a fan.  This sensor cost about $9.50, which is one of the cheaper humidity sensors out there.  For right now we are just prototyping a Read more…

Hardware Hacker

The Hardware Hacker

A new book buy Andrew “bunnie” Huang has just arrived called The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware.  This looks to be great read.  Bunnie is the maker of such products as the much loved Chumby (we had one), the opens source computer Novena and others. “Huang’s journey starts with his first visit Read more…

VCR Cat Feeder

DIY Pet Feeders

Sometimes you need to go away from home and can’t get a relative or neighbor to feed your pet.  Well, this is where DIY pet feeders come in.  A littler tinkering, some soldering, some code and presto, a pet feeder. See the four different versions below.   VCR Cat Feeder Read more…

Valentine Robo Grinch

Valentine’s Day DIY Projects

Are You Ready For Valentine’s Day? Less than two weeks away, it is time to make your special someone a present. Below are five DIY projects that involve gluing, soldering, microcontrollers, painting and general making to create  gifts for Valentine’s Day.     LED Magnetic Heart Mastelios on Instructables created Read more…

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

If you have never used a Raspberry Pi it is a small computer that can be used to make many neat projects like a retro gaming console. Instructables has a great class on learning the Raspberry Pi. This class takes you through all the beginner steps and makes a photo booth.   Read more…