Teardown time with an Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation smart speaker with a built in LED clock on the side
Lights, Camera, Action in the loft workshop with our new workshop video recording setup with some powerful LED lighting panels
Building LED Light panels and brightness controllers to improve the desk lighting in our workshop for photography and video production.
Using Zigbee door and window sensors to trigger alerts in Home Assistant to our tablets, phones and Sonos smart speakers.
Modifying a Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link Power to reduce its power consumption when being used to monitor a devices energy usage
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
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
See how I restored a pair of old Record Vise No 1 and No 2 models from rusty to shiny
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
Find out how you can import your Apple Watch workouts into Garmin Connect using the HealthFit app on your iPhone to iCloud
Trying to make our Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K quieter with a new heatsink modification
Making a custom mobile phone cradle with Garmin Quarter turn mount to use with the bike on the smart trainer at home
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
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
Teardown of an Amazon Echo Flex smart plug which listens for your commands via the Alexa service and replies using a very tiny speaker