Smart Chicken Coop Light

When we first got chickens, we were trying all kinds of things we read online to get the most out of our laying hens. This project was one of those silly ideas to try and provide more “daylight” for the chickens year round, so they would lay eggs year round. I through this together on […]

Megabutton Universal Remote Mk II+

The story behind the box My brother-in-law, Jake, who happens to be the same age as me, was born with Cerebral palsy, and so has trouble using most everyday things. Even though he can’t speak or walk, he can get around by a sort of crawl and is good at using pictures in a binder […]

Control RGB LEDs With the Wave of Your Hand

This was a fun project I worked on for TangibleTec. A LeapMotion demo for an up coming Elementary Schools STEM night. For those of you who are unfamiliar with LEAP Motion, it is a hardware sensor device that supports hand and finger motions as input, analogous to a mouse, but requires no hand contact or […]

LED RGB Stars

It is nearing Christmas time again. Last year, I was in an apartment that was doing a Christmas Light Decoration Competition. The first three winner received a discount on the next months rent. So I decided to order some RGB LED strips from banggood.com and make some really cool IR controllable stars. The process was simple, […]

Mini Iron Man Arc Reactor

This was a costume prop my brother and I made for our nephew Carter. Nothing special, just soldered a ring of white LED lights into a transparent 3D printed ring, and powered it all with a couple coin cells. Somehow we missed an LED and couldn’t get it working. And since we welded the LEDs […]

Toothless Wings

Nothing much to this costume. I just cut up a black fleece blanket into the general shape of toothless wings. Then used a sowing machine to sow the ridges. I was very lazy with the lights. I hot-glued some RGB LED strips to the wings, one on each side of the center ridge. Then wired […]

Floodlight on Tripod

I recently acquired an LED flood light to help shed some light on my projects. I found that it works best if it is mounted up high. To do this, without putting holes in the wall, I used my tripod. It has a quick release attachment that I find very useful. This quick release mechanism […]

Free Xbox Games with Gold workaround

EDIT: Now you can start building your Xbox One games library from your Xbox 360. Just go to “Games with Gold” from the Gold tile on Home. For a while now Microsoft has been giving away free games to their Xbox live gold members twice a month. When the Xbox One came out they included the […]