Random projects and posts - page 2

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

Blog post for Back Pain with Sciatica during Lockdown

Back Pain with Sciatica during Lockdown

In March I damaged my lower spine when working on our allotment resulting in a herniated disk at the base of my spine pressing into the nerves causing bad pain with sciatica during covid lockdown

Blog post for Record Vise No 1 and No 2 Restoration

Record Vise No 1 and No 2 Restoration

See how I restored a pair of old Record Vise No 1 and No 2 models from rusty to shiny

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Social Meta Tag Generator

Some code which maybe useful to someone else, a Social Meta Tag Generator for your website to generate all the different social meta tags for social media sharing

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Importing Apple Watch workouts into Garmin Connect

Find out how you can import your Apple Watch workouts into Garmin Connect using the HealthFit app on your iPhone to iCloud

Blog post for Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K Heatsink mod

Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K Heatsink mod

Trying to make our Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K quieter with a new heatsink modification

Blog post for Phone cradle with Garmin Quarter turn mount

Phone cradle with Garmin Quarter turn mount

Making a custom mobile phone cradle with Garmin Quarter turn mount to use with the bike on the smart trainer at home

Blog post for Yaesu VX-6 New Data Cable Fix

Yaesu VX-6 New Data Cable Fix

Modifying a new eBay USB data cable for a Yaesu VX-6 radio which was sending wrong voltages to the radio and other missing parts from the circuit

Blog post for PartFinder component inventory manager

PartFinder component inventory manager

After spending far too long looking for components and parts, I wrote a component inventory manager called PartFinder and released it as open source for anyone to download and use

Blog post for Amazon Echo Flex Teardown

Amazon Echo Flex Teardown

Teardown of an Amazon Echo Flex smart plug which listens for your commands via the Alexa service and replies using a very tiny speaker