18 January 2021
Adding RGB to all the things in the loft workshop using an ESP8266 Wifi module to make a custom RGB LED Controller
14 January 2021
PC built time for the loft workshop with a new AMD Ryzen 9 3900X PC build in Fractal Design Meshify S2 case
19 December 2020
Teardown time with an Amazon Echo Dot 4th generation smart speaker, find out how Alexa is listening to you
18 December 2020
Teardown time with an Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation smart speaker with a built-in LED clock on the side
18 December 2020
Lights, Camera, and Action in the loft workshop with our new workshop video recording setup with some powerful LED lighting panels
12 December 2020
Building LED Light panels and brightness controllers to improve the desk lighting in our workshop for photography and video production.
01 November 2020
Using Zigbee door and window sensors to trigger alerts in Home Assistant to our tablets, phones and Sonos smart speakers.
25 October 2020
Modifying a Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link Power to reduce its power consumption when being used to monitor a device's energy usage
24 October 2020
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
17 October 2020
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
23 September 2020
See how I restored a pair of old Record Vise No 1 and No 2 models from rusty to shiny
05 July 2020
Some code which may be useful to someone else, a Social Meta Tag Generator for your website to generate all the different social meta tags for social media sharing
19 May 2020
Find out how you can import your Apple Watch workouts into Garmin Connect using the HealthFit app on your iPhone to iCloud
02 May 2020
Trying to make our Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K quieter with a new heatsink modification
13 April 2020
Making a custom mobile phone cradle with Garmin Quarter turn mount to use with the bike on the smart trainer at home
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