Sufi Nawaz

I build stuff

Technology: Past and Present

Posted by in Inspirational, Technology

I know this picture of a medicine bottle is a tad bit on the weird spectrum for a blog post picture, but there is a reason for this which I’m about to get into in a bit. But first, I want to take a moment to reflect on my life’s first PC. Well, truth be told, it was really even before my own first PC since it was my parents’, but I showed it love and care all the same. This computing machine had a beautiful 14inch CRT monitor that…read more

Fitbit App to Control Wink Smart Devices

Posted by in Apps, DIY, Hobbies, Technology

On our first anniversary, my wife gifted me a Fitbit Versa smart watch and I’d been playing around with Fitbit Studio. While the Fitbit app gallery is far from mature, to my pleasant surprise, I’ve found the Fitbit developer studio very intuitive and easy to work with. Their SDK is also fairly well documented with some basic code examples (albeit not comprehensive by any means) to get anyone up and running to build their first app or clock face. One of the first app I wanted to install on my…read more

Weekend Hack: Put a Raspberry Pi in Lego 4200 Grand Prix Racer

Posted by in DIY, Hobbies, Technology

This weekend, my roommate and I put a Raspberry Pi Zero W in Lego 42000 Grand Prix Racer. Sadly, we had to remove the signature piston engine to fit an actual Lego motor, but the outcome was quite satisfactory. Items used: Lego 42000 Power Functions 8293 Raspberry Pi Zero W Jackery Bar Pocket-sized 6000mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger Adafruit DC & Stepper Motor HAT for Raspberry Pi – Mini Kit Miscellaneous lego pieces to fit motor to steering wheel 30RPM Geared DC Motor 8Bitdo NES30 Bluetooth Controller