One of the complaints I always hear is how so much of LED strips are wasted when cut down to size. My reply is always “Not so!”
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Thanks to the plague of 2020, we’re all looking for interesting ways to pass the time – I’m no exception. Today, I started a fun project that combines low voltage, a Shelly 1, and my garage door. Depending on the kind of garage door opener you have, this project can be REALLY easy or it can be a little harder, but it isn’t out of anybody’s reach.
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I love MCUs. I mean that I really LOVE them. Working with micro-controllers combines a hobby (electronics) and my day job (developer) in a way that nothing else really can. The MCU market today is really crowded – which is great if you want to narrow down the perfect chip for your project, but it also means that getting dev kits to see which options are best for your projects can be really expensive.
A new project came up for me, so I decide to build my own dev kit. It is not as hard as you think and gives a lot of bang for your buck!
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Let’s talk about soldering.
A lot of folks only install pre-packaged systems or devices that just plug in and connect. That’s probably a lot smarter than what I do, since I have to spend so much time troubleshooting things and am perpetually re-evaluating my needs based on whether or not I’m able to make something work.
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