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Our kids are birthday-wise pretty close, and only one year apart. Wouldn't it be a great idea to combine the parties? In hindsight, it was a pretty bad idea inviting so many kids at once, but at least we build some bristlebots.

Children birthday party with spider-bristlebots

Our kids are birthday-wise pretty close, and only one year apart. Wouldn't it be a great idea to combine the parties? In hindsight, it was a pretty bad idea inviting so many kids at once, but at least we build some bristlebots.

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#Make #Toy #Toothbrush #Bristlebots #Spiders #Halloween

There comes the moment in every's Arduino programmer life when 1 LED is not enough. As always, the next feasible step from one is 60, but controlling a set of red, green and blue LEDs to represent the 8bit color array is slightly more difficult then one would expect.

Getting Started With An Arduino Nano and a WS2812B Addressable RGB LED Stripe

There comes the moment in every's Arduino programmer life when 1 LED is not enough. As always, the next feasible step from one is 60, but controlling a set of red, green and blue LEDs to represent the 8bit color array is slightly more difficult then one would expect.

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#Make #Led-Rgb #Ws2812b #Arduino

In a desperate attempt to prove my kids our robomover is stupid we collaboratively created an indoor version with an arduino. This is when I learned that kids are too noisy for ultrasonic sensors.

Annika, the autonomous chaos driver

In a desperate attempt to prove my kids our robomover is stupid we collaboratively created an indoor version with an arduino. This is when I learned that kids are too noisy for ultrasonic sensors.

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#Make #Toy #Arduino #Vehicle

When your daughter is sick, and her life seems to be in darkness, let's use tinfoil, a 3V and an LED to bring back the light

A tinfoil saturday circuit

When your daughter is sick, and her life seems to be in darkness, let's use tinfoil, a 3V and an LED to bring back the light

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#Toy #Led

How many docker containers do you need to create a picture frame for a raspberry pi? The answer is 3, obviously. With BalenaCloud, WPE and nodejs we are creating a simple random image slideshow in the most complicated and awesome way.

Cloud Based dockerized raspberry picture-frame with NextCloud and Balena Cloud

How many docker containers do you need to create a picture frame for a raspberry pi? The answer is 3, obviously. With BalenaCloud, WPE and nodejs we are creating a simple random image slideshow in the most complicated and awesome way.

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#Balenacloud #Raspberry #Pictureframe #Docker #Nextcloud

There comes a moment in every local network where you have to remember 255 IP Addresses. Which is easy. The hard part is remembering what device is behind what IP. Domains can come to the rescue, and why not creating an internet without Ads while we are at it?

DNS with integrated AdBlocking in the local network

There comes a moment in every local network where you have to remember 255 IP Addresses. Which is easy. The hard part is remembering what device is behind what IP. Domains can come to the rescue, and why not creating an internet without Ads while we are at it?

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#Rapberry-Pi #Pi-Hole #Nameserver #Dns #Adblock

My family produces too many videos that (for unknown reasons) we want to keep. As cloud storage is expensive at Terabyte level, and I love building things, I took an alternative approach to have my own fault safe 3TB HomeCloud at ~300EUR.

Building a HomeCloud

My family produces too many videos that (for unknown reasons) we want to keep. As cloud storage is expensive at Terabyte level, and I love building things, I took an alternative approach to have my own fault safe 3TB HomeCloud at ~300EUR.

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#Make #Homecloud #Nas #Raid-1 #Odroid #Nextcloud

Sometimes, my kids expect a little more of their toys then they get. Luckily in this case, with an LED, a button, a battery and some cables, this can be fixed.

Improving a toy helicopter

Sometimes, my kids expect a little more of their toys then they get. Luckily in this case, with an LED, a button, a battery and some cables, this can be fixed.

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#Make #Toy #Led