Get comfy and watch as I try to figure out how to write a really simple program the hard way.
Let's hook an Arduino up to a 1980s CPU and see what happens!
Writing fractals on a 7MHz computer with 64K of RAM
Turns out my £20 soldering station does indeed work, but its claims of ESD safety are lies. Let's fix that!
I bought a soldering iron for £20 from Amazon. Is it any good? Does it even work?
I think I’ve managed to make Home assistant tell me how much money the solar power I’m generating would be worth from the grid, and how much running things off solar/battery instead of the grid is saving me.
This is just a test of some image loading code I found online. If it works there should be a nice scaled image, and an image gallery.
My workshed is mess, I can barely get into it and I have a bunch of projects that need starting. Let’s fix that… Over the summer it was way too hot to go in my shed - a problem I need to solve for next year - and it just turned into a storage area, with things being pushed in and the door hastily closed.
I’ve got an IBM Model M keyboard and like using it on my PC, but one of its problems is the lack of Windows keys. There’s a bunch of keyboard shortcuts I use almost daily and not having a Windows key makes it annoying.
After a week of testing and tweaking, my DIY solar shed upgrade is complete. And it seems to work pretty well! Last week I bought a solar panel, inverter and some lead acid batteries and set up a solar system in my shed, with the intention of powering my servers.