Random projects and posts - page 2

Blog post for OBS Microscope Wi-Fi Remote Control

OBS Microscope Wi-Fi Remote Control

Creating a wireless remote control to swtch between video capture scenes in OBS Studio to select between our Microscope and other cameras or desktop capture using a Wi-Fi Remote Control

Blog post for Home Data Logger Zigbee Sensor Upgrades

Home Data Logger Zigbee Sensor Upgrades

We have added several new Zigbee sensors to our smart home system which runs Home Assistant and the sensors talk to the home Linux server using Zigbee2mqtt

Blog post for Scam emails from a certified photographer

Scam emails from a "certified photographer"

Yet more scammers using emails claiming to be from a certified photographer who say your website has copyrighted images hosted

Blog post for Apple iPad Air 2 vs Android Nexus tablet teardowns

Apple iPad Air 2 vs Android Nexus tablet teardowns

Teardown time with some old tablets which no longer work or charge, some Apple iPad Air 2 and Android Nexus tablets

Blog post for Workshop ESD Anti-Static upgrades

Workshop ESD Anti-Static upgrades

Trying to avoid zapping electronics by adding new ESD Anti-Static matting on the bench and floor in our workshop.

Blog post for Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera on the Microscope

Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera on the Microscope

Adding a live video feed to our Brunel BMSZ trinocular stereomicroscope using a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera module and USB interface

Blog post for ESP8266 Wifi RGB LED Controller

ESP8266 Wifi RGB LED Controller

Adding RGB to all the things in the loft workshop using an ESP8266 Wifi module to make a custom RGB LED Controller

Blog post for New AMD Ryzen 9 3900X PC build in Fractal Design Meshify S2 case

New AMD Ryzen 9 3900X PC build in Fractal Design Meshify S2 case

PC built time for the loft workshop with a new AMD Ryzen 9 3900X PC build in Fractal Design Meshify S2 case

Blog post for Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen Smart Speaker Teardown

Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen Smart Speaker Teardown

Teardown time with an Amazon Echo Dot 4th generation smart speaker, find out how Alexa is listening to you

Blog post for Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker with Clock Teardown

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker with Clock Teardown

Teardown time with an Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation smart speaker with a built in LED clock on the side

Blog post for New Workshop Video Recording Setup

New Workshop Video Recording Setup

Lights, Camera, Action in the loft workshop with our new workshop video recording setup with some powerful LED lighting panels

Blog post for Workshop LED Light Panels

Workshop LED Light Panels

Building LED Light panels and brightness controllers to improve the desk lighting in our workshop for photography and video production.

Blog post for Sonos Door and Window Alerts from Home Assistant

Sonos Door and Window Alerts from Home Assistant

Using Zigbee door and window sensors to trigger alerts in Home Assistant to our tablets, phones and Sonos smart speakers.

Blog post for Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link Power Consumption Modification

Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link Power Consumption Modification

Modifying a Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link Power to reduce its power consumption when being used to monitor a devices energy usage

Blog post for Adding 10Gb Fibre to the home network

Adding 10Gb Fibre to the home network

Everyone needs some fibre in their diet and we have added more to the home network using 10Gb Fibre to connect our computers and Synology network storage devices via a MikroTik CRS309-1G-8S+IN network switch