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ESP32 Cameras! Incredible power for teaching.

There is a new and fantastic cluster of ESP32 boards that have hit the market.  This is just one of them.  They are WifiCameras that just work.  I’ve been tinkering with cameras for a long time – using them for dog detection, facial recognition, even Nerf Battle Turrets.  Before now many of those projects were… Continue reading ESP32 Cameras! Incredible power for teaching.

Electronics · kids · magic

The Sleepy Fairy – A simple project to create Fairy Magic.

The Sleepy Fairy… a low power circuit using a Mosfet Trick. Before we begin… the Story. The story is important, it holds ALL the magic… the circuit just seals the deal. While holding the canister up: Now this…  Look closely. Many years ago, I was walking through the woods.  It was a warm and pleasant… Continue reading The Sleepy Fairy – A simple project to create Fairy Magic.

arduino · Electronics · raspberry pi · Websites

Circuits like Legos, my part sources. Or… Where to get all this fun stuff.

Sometimes I forget to mention the sites I use to find all the treasures I hoard.  There are a couple that I check almost religiously, because you never know what they might pop out next.  Others are just fantastic businesses because, in addition to providing novel products, are also a great help to the home… Continue reading Circuits like Legos, my part sources. Or… Where to get all this fun stuff.

Electronics · python · raspberry pi

[FIXED!!!] Turn on a lamp with a gesture – Image Processing! Machine learning!

Source: http://makezine.com/projects/raspberry-pi-potter-wand/ Make has a write-up on wand-control with a simple reflective wand… …it *was* broken.  Fixed it. Back in January when I first read the article I was so excited to try it, I ordered a bunch of parts, downloaded the Git, and then figured out it didn’t work. Not to worry though.  A fellow named… Continue reading [FIXED!!!] Turn on a lamp with a gesture – Image Processing! Machine learning!