Image source: http://weknowyourdreams.com/single/magic/magic-03 By now we’ve figured out lots of fun chunks of code. All inspired by the idea of a wand controlling your home. When I say by now, I’m referring to the previous articles: Listening to remote (the wand) Keeping the listener alive.. forever Talking to an tplink outlet or talking to a wemo outlet The… Continue reading Tying it all together! Wand > LIRC > Socket > Forever > Outlet
The raspberry pi is a cheap linux box you can have plugged in all the time, and they’ll just crank away until the flash wears out… which is likely to be never. Start stuff on boot One of the few things that can get in your way: power dropping out and causing these little guys to… Continue reading Raspberry PI – Run on boot, and run forever! Systemd/Systemctl
So a friend at work just pointed me to this awesome bit of tech called the Kymera Wand which is also available as Sonic Screwdriver. Basically it is a Universal Remote, hidden in a wand, and controlled by gesture! It’s really quite awesome. Controlling a TV with a flick of the wrist is something magical, but… Continue reading Raspberry Pi – Control by Magic Wand!
http://TronClub.com/ Tronclub.com is a very fun way to learn electronics. You can order them online and they have very descriptive directions on how to make the project. If you want them to, they can send 1 to you once a month. There was one electronic kit that I liked the most. It was a really… Continue reading Fun electronic kits…