I wanted to share notes on my recent weekend project, utilizing ActionTiles.com panels to create a home automation control panel that controls/displays: – Current weather – Weather forecast – SmartThings device status – Alarm controls Basically I’m installing various old iPad / Android tablets with various in-wall charging […]
There is no shortage of 3D printing related content on the web. One that I came across was quite useful — https://www.gliffy.com/go/publish/5271448; it’s from the blog post http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:232578 by Gilles Pinault. Thank you for putting it together Gilles.
We have been living in San Francisco Bay Area for 13+ years and have been benefiting from the vast network of bike lanes that connect everywhere we need to go. As a family of 4, we each have our bikes and use them to commute to school, work […]
[Update March 22, 2013] I finally have my phone replaced under warranty. As promised, I’m posting old / new comparison photos: Here’s the gap measurements on the newly arrived phone. I’m not sure if this change will make a difference in dust entrance. I will continue to report. […]
Like some other early 920 adopters, I have hit the proximity sensor problem. I’m referring to the issue where proximity sensor area takes dust and the phone refuses to bring the screen on while in a call, preventing to touch even the End Call button. Very annoying and […]
There are many uses for smartphones and some would benefit from a kickstand. The two scenarios that I’m targeting with this are: Dinner table toddler entertainment In-flight video/podcast viewing I have been wanting to do this every time I needed to adjust the salt shaker to barely […]
Couple of you asked about the dock I had made back in late 2010 for Samsung Focus Windows Phone. I dug up some old pictures and putting it out here. This was my first phone dock creation, and was the project where I came up with the cable […]
April 13, 2012 Update: Thanks to Ron Buckton, parts list is now available in Lego Digital Designer LXF format here. Note that Ron made it all-black but I randomized colors of bricks in the LXF for you as all-black rendition was a bit hard to see the necessary […]
I came across http://www.yourhome.gov.au web site. Excellent source of info on various ways to save energy. Even though it’s authored for AU region, practices and tips apply globally. Highly recommended.
It’s been some 3 years since we went to rafting last time. The window in a year that we can do it is really slim, only two weekends in June. After late June rivers dry up; before June it’s too cold and wetsuits are required. Biggest challenge for […]