Creating things with the Glowforge Laser is pretty cool. Showing a time-lapse video of that process is even cooler! Perfect for showing off with YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook. In this post: Template for perfect alignment Cover to block glare & reflections Instructions for mounting Instructions for cable management Recommended camera settings Zip file containing positioningContinue reading “Glowforge Timelapse with Wyze Cam v3”
Made of laser cut sheet stock using tab and slot construction. No glue required, gravity and friction keep slots secure. Hole on top for phone to sit on and take picture through.
Tape Dispenser cut from 1/4 inch (5mm) PureBond Cherry ply, designed in Fusion360, cut with Glowforge.
Desktop lamp cut from 3mm baltic birch ply, structural portion designed in Fusion360, light pattern modified in Adobe Illustrator, cut with Glowforge.
My wife and I are new parents. We have an older GE Eterna dryer with a buzzer that can wake the dead. Home automation is all fun and games until you can use it to make major annoyances go away, then it’s no longer a frivolous hobby!
Using the Home Assistant SNMP Switch component with my Cisco 3750 PoE switch, it’s possible to enable or disable PoE on a switch port. This post on a thread about saving energy via PoE got me close enough to manage the rest. In the example below, i’m controlling PoE on port 41.
Weekend project 3D printer enclosure. Main concern was controlling noise. Total cost was somewhere around $150 USD. Designed to be cut from a single 4×8 sheet of 3/4 material. I chose Melamine because it already has a durable finish and is easy to clean. Plans and materials list included below.
Using a node.js module (node-hikvision-api) for accessing a hikvision camera’s built-in motion detection for use in OpenHAB It’s a little annoying how Hikvision exposes the motion events on their cameras. It’s a multipart http stream containing XML. See Hikvision manual Page 176 Section 8.11.30 /ISAPI/Event/notification/alertStream http://oversea-download.hikvision.com/uploadfile/Leaflet/ISAPI/HIKVISION%20ISAPI_2.0-IPMD%20Service.pdf node-hikvision-api abstracts that away a bit so hikmotion.js canContinue reading “Hikvision Motion Detection in OpenHAB using node.js”
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could monitor your electricity usage with OpenHAB for less than 20 bucks with the same accuracy your power company uses for billing? Using an inexpensive rtl-sdr dongle, it’s possible to listen for signals from ERT compatible smart meters using rtlamr. This script runs as a daemon, launches rtl_tcp andContinue reading “rtlamr Power Meter Data in OpenHAB”
Wouldn’t it be cool to control an android device’s wake and sleep from OpenHAB? I’ve strapped a couple tablets to the wall with command strips. I’m using them to control OpenHAB. Gotta get ’em working well enough to gain wife approval before doing anything more permanent. I was griping about turning my tablet screens onContinue reading “Controlling Android Tablet Screen with OpenHAB and ADB”