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February 3, 2016
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A Word Clock Built with Love

I built this “Word Clock” for my girlfriend. A handcrafted walnut frame houses an 8×8″ RGB LED panel that shines though a laser-cut steel stencil with the aid of some 3D printed lattices, a diffuser, and a RTC-equipped Raspberry Pi computer. Continue reading

October 15, 2015
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J.A.R.V.I.S. – Wall St. Journal Coverage!

J.A.R.V.I.S., my custom-built home automation platform, was just featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal! Read on for an update on the system. Continue reading

RainCloud Logo

March 21, 2015
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RainCloud Umbrella Minder v2 – (The Easy Version)

The RainCloud Umbrella stand lights up when you need to bring your umbrella with you. Now, it’s easier than ever to build it – no programming required! Continue reading

LittleBits Hue Controller

December 17, 2014
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LittleBits Hue Lighting Controller

My (Open Source) LittleBits Hue Lighting Controller project leverages the LittleBits Arduino Bit, a small linux computer (like a BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, or UDOO), and the Philips Hue Hub to easily control the state, brightness, and color of your Hue lightbulbs via a tactile interface. Continue reading

RainCloud Logo

July 23, 2014
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Introducing the RainCloud Umbrella Minder – Because everything is better when it’s connected to the internet.

I ALWAYS forget to bring my umbrella with me on days when it’s going to rain. So, I built an open source umbrella stand (powered by the new LittleBits CloudBit) that knows the weather and can remind me to take my umbrella with me on my way out the door, if it’s going to rain. Continue reading

ePaper Weather Station

January 6, 2014
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Pi BADGEr ePaper Weather Station

At the 2013 Open Hardware Summit, all attendees were given a hackable, ePaper badge (lovingly called a “BADGEr”) that could be used to display our credentials during the conference, and could be used for experimentation afterwards. I paired mine with a Raspberry Pi to create an auto-updating ePaper weather station that hangs on my wall. Continue reading

Space Halloween Costume

November 3, 2013
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2013 Halloween Costume: Space!

For my Halloween costume this year, I decided to turn myself into outer space – I sewed 12 individually addressable LEDs to my shirt, and programmed them to twinkle like stars. To complete the look, I designed and 3D printed a rocket ship that I could wear on my left arm. Continue reading

POD Tracking

August 31, 2013
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Epic Fails: GPS Pod Tracker Postmortem

I recently moved from NY to San Francisco, and shipped all my stuff. At the last minute, I decided to build a GPS tracker that would update a website with my shipment’s location in real-time. I didn’t work quite as planned, so this post will serve as an analysis of what went wrong. Continue reading

Build a Simple WOL Server

July 14, 2013
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Raspberry Pi Remote Wake/Sleep-On-LAN Server

In this post, I explain how you can use your Raspberry Pi to create a handy Wake-On-LAN server for your remote computer with a graphical web interface. Continue reading