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Homemade Particle Powered Indoor Air Quality Sensor

I got my hands on some of the mesh based Particle boards not too long ago. I’ve been itching to try them out but haven’t quite figured out the project. One thing has been bothering…

2019.4.2 · 18 Minute Read

How to Define a Protocol Buffer Bluetooth: Part 1

One of the most confusing things about Bluetooth Low Energy is how data is moved around. Depending on your application, your device state may be fairly complex. That means having…

2019.3.27 · 8 Minute Read

Dimming AC Lights With a Micro Controller Part 2

No matter how much you research and design a circuit board, sometimes things still go wrong. And nine times out of ten, it’s due to human error. In part two of Dimming AC lights…

2019.3.14 · 7 Minute Read

Circuit Boards Versus Breadboarding

There’s something that always goes wrong with a first revision circuit board design. No matter how long you spend imagining how a circuit will work, it will bork in the most…

2019.2.21 · 6 Minute Read

How to Self-Assemble Circuit Boards

Self assembling circuit boards is the cheapest way to get components on circuit boards. Period. Don’t believe me? Believe these screenshots: Self assembled: $143.84 + Tax &…

2019.2.9 · 6 Minute Read

The Steps to a Successful Product

I was stressed out. The startup I was working for just closed its doors. Having a family to take care of, I was on edge. I had a tightness in my chest that didn’t quite go away.…

2019.1.27 · 7 Minute Read

Dimming AC Lights With a Micro-controller

In this post I’m going to talk about how to control AC circuits from a DC powered device. You can go crazy when it comes to this stuff. So my main goal was to keep it simple. Be…

2019.1.10 · 10 Minute Read