All posts in category Electronics

Itead Sonoff & Slampher custom firmware fix

A couple of months ago, I received an Itead Studio Sonoff and Slampher module that are meant for some home automation by using their app (and platform). I’ve made some short videos about the modules and a dissasembly. Because both modules run on the ESP8266 chips, reprogramming them with custom firmware seemed obvious. Itead even […]

My very first electronics project

SeeedStudio has been asking about our very first making experience, so I thought about it. The first project (electronics related) I did was a solder kit from Velleman (it’s a Belgian company, but do spread their stuff over the world). My dad and I bought it in the local electronics shop and assembled it with […]

Networked 1D Pong

I’m going to assume that you’ve heard of Pong, probably one of the first computer games that ever existed. But you know, 2 dimensions is really hard to cope with, so a new – simpler – version has popped up recently: 1D pong. Just one line, where the ball continuously travels from one side to […]

SeeedStudio’s Clio board

A couple of weeks ago, SeeedStudio did one of their give-aways. This time, it was their Clio Arduino board. They gave me this board, because I referred to one of my previous projects: The getting started with electronics – a traffic light. This was a small project I did with my niece on an afternoon. […]

DP HD44780 LCD Backpack

A coupld of weeks ago, SeeedStudio was giving away $10 coupons with every PCB order. This was to promote their revamped service! But, because I didn’t have any design ready yet, I started looking at some interesting boards made by others. Dangerous Prototypes is quite a nice place to get such designs, and so I […]


Introduction Some of you might already know the Monome project. If you don’t, please have a look at their website! In short: the Monome is a box with a lot of buttons and LEDs underneath them that can be fully controlled by the computer. In fact there isn’t any software on the Monome that does […]

Human Remote

For our master’s thesis at Group T Engineering College (Leuven – Belgium), SoftKinetic asked Jiang Lin and I to create something with 3D cameras that hasn’t been done before. SoftKinetic is a company that offers 3D camera’s and middleware to process the camera data. The latter was of great importance to the success of this […]

DMX receiver (3 channel)

I always wanted to make a decent controller for LED strips, so the most logical choice would be to get started with DMX. On this page I will describe this project of mine. Step 1: design some PCB’s! Note that the final PCB will be 17*50mm Update This morning the mailman delivered a cute box […]

DMX controlled Pool lights

It’s great when projects come together, and that’s what happened here! The DMX transmitter and the DMX receiver join forces to become a light spectacle in water (ahum). There is not that much novel here, so just check the other projects for more information. But there are however some pictures and a video that I […]

Modifying a R/C car to become a robot

I used to have a lot of fun with the Tyco Rebound Mini, a R/C car that could bump into things, flip over and continue its ride. When spare time got scarce, it started gathering dust in the cellar. But today, is the day that this car gets a second chance as a full blown […]

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