Haptic feedback everywhere?

I backed a thing on kickstarter. It was a "moon cup", with bluetooth. For those not familiar with the term, it's a menstruation product. Better for the planet because it's »

Quick review - Neo n2 pen versus my old Livescribe

Let me tell you about a thing. This thing is a pen. It has Bluetooth and talks to my android phone which in turns save what I draw or write, »

Wemos shields

For the prototype Whare Hauora gateware units, we're using Wemos D1 Minis, with a shield. These are cheap to print because they have such a small surface area (printers charge »

A bag of wifi

A bag of wifi arrived from aliexpress - it's all esp8266 based units called "wemos d1 mini". They're tiny little blue boards with a wifi chip that some clever opensource »

Home automation lessons from SCADA

I've been building up all sorts of sensors and actuators in my home - and i discussed this with my father who is a SCADA engineer (and looking to do »

i'm speaking at kiwipycon

I'm speaking at this great kiwi conference. My topic is "Let's put wifi in everything" which is mostly about be getting excited and carried away with the $3 ESP8266 boards. »

Making your event for everyone

Whether your event is a knitting circle, or an exclusive CEO forum, (or a knitting circles for CEOs) you can help it be inclusive. Don't assume that because your event »

Automating remote switches when you're cheap

Wemos are switches you can operate from wifi and remotely. Wemos nice and all. But they have two downsides: 1) They are expensive. 2) I don't trust them. Here's some »

All the Lightbulbs

I like the idea of "Lan of Things". I don't like poking packets through the internet just to turn on the light bulb. Too many things need to be working »

Soil sensors

Because i'm a giant nerd, I added a soil moisture probe to an arduino uno. Also some neopixel leds to show the soil moisture state. If you stick two conductors »