As most people already know about me, I love making things with wood. I am a software engineer by profession and I love tinkering with hardware and wood as a hobby. As fun as it is to do my day to day job and spend time on my hobbies, to me it’s a whole lot more appealing whenever I get to combine hobbies and profession. So a few weeks ago, I had picked up a Raspberry Pi 4 for a smart home hub I wanted to build. One thing led…read more
For hackathon this year at EAI Technologies, I created an IoT device that allows me to track time through physical interaction and automatically start/stop timer based on my proximity to the device. This blog post details my experience of making such a device.
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
In this post, I describe ten very easy steps to build a beautiful wooden lamp for your house. Skill is optional, but patience is required.
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