Home Assistant

Een eenvoudige uitleg om Home Assistant te installeren op een Raspberry Pi 4. Dit in combinatie met een Conbee II zigbee dongle en een RFink gateway om de oudere 433 MHZ apparatuur te bedienen. Stap 1: download het Raspberry Pi image op https://www.home-assistant.io/getting-started/ stap 2: Zet het image via het programma Belena Etcher op de Raspberyy Pi gebruik hiervoor een SD kaar van minstens 32GB stap 3: Koppel de Pi aan je thuisnetwerk, het liefst bedraad. Stap 4: Open de interface van je router en bepaal welk IP adres de…

Electric Flickering Gaslight

I got the Idea from Adam Savage . Andrew W on Youtube made a Gaslight from an Ikea Borrby. Andrew build a battery powerd light, I made a 220 volt variation. You need the following parts: https://www.ikea.com/nl/nl/p/borrby-lantaarn-voor-stompkaars-zwart-binnen-buiten-zwart-10156109/ https://www.werkenmetmerken.nl/nl/montana_glass_paint/p/62389/?gclid=CjwKCAjwn9v7BRBqEiwAbq1EyyyBexyKLTALNYnVTTviwbSCLLjFvNr1rqkVJfm70W4cL1BXQSvoKRoC52YQAvD_BwE#94813 https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/4000598871207.html?src=google&albch=shopping&acnt=494-037-6276&isdl=y&slnk=&plac=&mtctp=&albbt=Gploogle_7_shopping&aff_atform=google&aff_short_key=UneMJZVf&&albagn=888888&albcp=1706100219&albag=73428776544&trgt=539263010115&crea=nl4000598871207&netw=u&device=c&albpg=539263010115&albpd=nl4000598871207&gclid=CjwKCAjw2Jb7BRBHEiwAXTR4jYXKtDWoZa57Zpw7BzgZg8N6q82oPAf_CoR_JyO18lzETZ752oGVbBoCvcIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds To be continued

Build your own Gaming/Video-edit PC for less than 600 Euro

Resently I build my own gaming/Video-edit PC for less than 600 Euro. The parts listed below I had to buy. The rest of the parts (Harddisk and Powersupply) I had laying around. So the total cost for the parts below is 510.60 Euro. Video edit with 4K footage is not a problem at all. Here al list of the parts I bought: 1 x AMD Ryzen 5 2600, 3,4 GHz (3,9 GHz Turbo Boost) socket AM4 processor(Art-nr. HR5A25, 1 Stuks = € 129,00) 1 x Corsair 16 GB DDR4-2666 Kit…

individually addressable ledstrip WS2812B

In this article I will explain how to build a individually addressable ledstrip with a WS2812 60 LED strip. This LED-strip is controlled via a webinterface. I’m using a Arduino ESP8266 Node MCU to control the strip.   What do you need:   Powersupply 5Volt 3A ESP8266 or Arduino WS2812B LED-strip Soldering Iron Some electrical wire       Connect de ledstrip to the ESP8266 as shown above. Use at least a powersupply off 3A and 5volts. If all the leds are switched on and they show the color white…

SpiderBox

In this post I wil explain how to build a DIY spiderbox, I got the idea from Ben’s Worx, youtube channel. I used 12mm plywood for the box and 3.6mm plywood for the lid. The box measures 14,5cmx12,5cmx10cm. What do you need? 12mm Plywood 3.6mm Plywood Plastic spider or a 3D printer Piece of metal (clothhanger) broomstick Table saw or a jigsaw or something similar string duct tape woodglue Paint (optional) Long nail or a piece of strong round metal (I cut of a old screwdriver) hotglue No table saw?…

Ruby / Noisy Cricket Mini Guitar Amp

Another small project, a small guitar amplifier. I ordered the PCB board and components as a package from https://shop.pedalparts.co.uk/Ruby__Noisy_Cricket_Mini_Guitar_Amp_-_board-mounted_controls/p847124_13914413.aspx . I build a wooden enclosure from scrap wood laying around. The above schematic is provided in the package. The whole amplifier runs on a 9 volt battery for quit a while. I used a “old” loudspeaker to fit in de lid of the box.

TinTin Destination moon

A new small project, 3d print TinTins rocket to the moon with a single extruder printer. I found this model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22547 on thingiverse. I printed this rocket with white PLA with no infill whatsoever, layerhight 0.2 mm. After printing I sanded the model with fine sandpaper and spray painted it with primer.Then I filled the remaining gaps and holes with (in my case) brown woodfiller. Sanded it again and primed it again. With a few coats of red lacquer I prepared the model for the white parts of the rocket.…

TEVO Tarantula Upgrading Firmware

This post descripes how to update your firmware and how to recalibrate your printer again First you need to download the latest Arduino IDE software https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software. You need this software to connect to your Tarantula and upload the printers new firmware. You also need the new printer firmware, you can download this firmware from Jim Browns Github page https://github.com/JimBrown/MarlinTarantula Click on ” Clone or Download” and choose ” Download ZIP”. Unpack the zip and open the Marlin.ino (with the Arduino IDE). The .ino file is located in de Marlin directory.…

RGB LED Matrix met Raspberry pi Zero W

Dit artikel legt uit, hoe een LED matrix te maken, aangestuurd door een Raspberry Pi Zero in combinatie met Python code. Wat heb je nodig? LED Matrix 64×32 of 32×32 Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless Voeding voor Pi Zero (optioneel) (een goede telefoonlader is afdoende) Breadboard kabels (female-female) 5 volt voeding (minimaal 3A) Soldeerbout en soldeertin krimpkous (optioneel) Micro SD-kaart (minimaal 8GB) Prepareren Raspberry Pi Zero. De Raspberry Pi heeft een besturingssysteem nodig, dat zullen we eerst moeten downloaden op https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ we kiezen hier voor het “lite” image, dus zonder desktop.…

Led Matrix 64×32 Clock and ESP8266

Internet connected clock based on Arduino ESP8266 This Article describes how to build this LED Matrix clock. What do you need?: Arduino ESP8266 with WiFi LED Matrix 64×32/4 Powersupply 5 Volts minimum 3A Soldering iron Micro USB-cable (to program the ESP8266) Computer with USB outlet to program the ESP8266 The latest Arduino IDE (Free to download) For this project I used the Wemos D1 mini. Price:6 Euro

DIY Bartop Arcade build

DIY Bartop Arcade Cabinet I followed the instructions from https://www.instructables.com/id/2-Player-Bartop-Arcade-Machine-Powered-by-Pi/ but made some modifications. In this post I will describe the changes. Cuts for T-molding Instead of using two boards of MDF 6mm and 9mm I used this router bit to cut the hole for the T-molding in a 18mm MDF board. I bought this router bit and T-molding at www.arcadewinkel.nl. T-molding I bought the 3 meters of T-molding at www.arcadewinkel.nl. It is 19mm T-molding but it’s ok for 18mm MDF. I did not T-molding at the bottom like the…

DIY Electric Longboard

Make it yourself Make your own electric longboard for less than 200 euroThe electronics  A schematic drawing of the electronics to get the board moving. Four major components: Motor, Electronic Speed Controller, Bluetooth controller and the batteries.The connectors and switches the on/off switich from the ESC mounted on the outside of the3d printed battery/esc case the XT60 connector and the DB9 connector mounted on the outside of the battery/esc case. Easy charging the battery this way. The 3d print with the holes failed thats why there is some tape on the…