hardware

A collection of 8 posts

Aug 2, 2015

Wifi Connected LED using Guide.js

Wifi Connected LED using Guide.js

I wasn't kidding when I said I'd use Guide.js, my new framework for writing guides and tutorials. Here's a rewrite of my ESP8266 to LED tutorial. I think it's much neater than

Jul 26, 2015

PCBs Misbehaving

PCBs Misbehaving

I got my custom PCBs from iTEAD last week. So exciting, right? I plugged everything in and.... WARHN warhn (failure horn 📢). Problem So much trouble trying to figure out what's the issue. The

Jul 15, 2015

Internet Controlled LED using ESP8266

Internet Controlled LED using ESP8266

In my previous post, I covered how to upload sketches using NodeMCU, which is firmware written in Lua. I ran into a few problems: Uploading big files were prone to error, and it

Jul 4, 2015

ESP8266 meets NodeMCU

ESP8266 meets NodeMCU

Yesterday, I made great progress on playing around with the ESP8266, the $2 Wifi Module[1]. I will continue to document my progress on this blog. First, I just want a place to

Jun 25, 2015

Making Custom PCBs

Making Custom PCBs

PLEASE NOTE: I've written a new and improved version of this guide.Yeah! Updates!! We've all see something like this before. The simple breadboard with a messy, beautiful rainbow of wires sticking this

Jun 23, 2015

Internet Dog Treat Dispenser (v3)

Internet Dog Treat Dispenser (v3)

Once upon a time, a few dog people (people who love dogs, not dog+people hybrids) made a remote controlled dog treat dispenser. You know, because that's what dog people do at hackathons.

Apr 20, 2014

Internet Dog Treat Dispenser (v2)

Internet Dog Treat Dispenser (v2)

A few weeks ago, Ajax our dog started having separation anxiety issues—-he would cry bloody murder when we left him alone in the apartment. We crate trained him when he was 6