3D Printing

3D Design on Freecad: Shapes Puzzle Toy for Toddlers

I recently got a few PLA filament samples from a local 3D printing supplies store (123-3d.nl) and I was looking for something colorful yet simple to print and test these samples out. So I decided to create a little shapes puzzle for my toddler girl, because she's really into shapes and colors at the moment… Continue reading 3D Design on Freecad: Shapes Puzzle Toy for Toddlers

Projects

Project overview: LOLBox v0.1 (first iteration)

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, or if you have been to my talk at LaraconEU, you might have seen this project before. It's a fun project I've initially built to reuse an Arduino-based board I had here (a Diavolino board, to be precise) with an LED display shield called "LOLShield" - that's… Continue reading Project overview: LOLBox v0.1 (first iteration)

3D Printing

3D Printing Timelapse: Moon City V2

Timelapse of print: Moon City V2 by Jukka Seppänen Print Details Model available for download here: Moon City V2 on MyMinifactory Printed on Prusa i3MK3 0.15mm layer height and default Slic3r PE settings No supports, no brim Octofiber bronze PLA 23h print time About 200g of filament used Music: RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)… Continue reading 3D Printing Timelapse: Moon City V2

Arduino, Electronics, Tutorials

How to communicate with an Arduino via Serial using PHP code

Introduction I recently got my hands on a 7-segment display module (always wanted to play with those!) for a little project and at first I wanted to use purely PHP on a Raspberry Pi Zero to control it. However, due to lack of time (and a touch of lazyness) I ended up using an Arduino… Continue reading How to communicate with an Arduino via Serial using PHP code

Electronics, Raspberry Pi, Tutorials

How to create a simple IOT device with PHP on a Raspberry Pi Zero W

Introduction Following on the "PHP on Raspberry" train, I wanted to create something simple enough to use as a demo, however it should be useful and it should include some simple components to show how easy it is to build a little gadget using PHP on Raspberry. I'm not gonna go into detail about "why… Continue reading How to create a simple IOT device with PHP on a Raspberry Pi Zero W

3D Printing

One week into 3D Printing with the new Prusa i3 MK3 (kit)

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw one of my recent tweets about 3D printing. Since last week, I started an intense journey into the world of 3D printing with the arrival of our Prusa i3 MK3 kit. I shared about the assembling process and first prints in this Twitter thread, but that was not even scratching… Continue reading One week into 3D Printing with the new Prusa i3 MK3 (kit)

Raspberry Pi, Tutorials

Installing PHP 7.1 on Raspbian Stretch (Raspberry Pi Zero W)

Introduction On my last tutorial, I showed how to use Ansible to automate the setup of a Web Server running PHP 7 on a Raspberry Pi Zero W (running Raspbian). I confess I was/am a bit outdated on what's going in the PHP world nowadays, so I wasn't quite sure of which version is the… Continue reading Installing PHP 7.1 on Raspbian Stretch (Raspberry Pi Zero W)

Raspberry Pi, Tutorials

How to use Ansible for setting up a Raspberry Pi Zero W Web Server with PHP 7

Introduction The Raspberry Pi Zero W is a small (and affordable) computer on a board - it has the essentials for creating little projects with built-in wi-fi, an HDMI output and an extra USB for input from a keyboard or mouse. It runs a Linux distribution (Raspbian) and for that reason it's very versatile and… Continue reading How to use Ansible for setting up a Raspberry Pi Zero W Web Server with PHP 7

pi zero setup
Raspberry Pi, Tutorials

Raspberry Pi Zero W Detailed Setup Guide

Introduction The Raspberry Pi Zero W is a small (and affordable) computer on a board - it has the essentials for creating little projects with built-in wi-fi, an HDMI output and an extra USB for input from keyboard / mouse. It runs a Linux distribution (Raspbian usually, but others are supported) and for that reason… Continue reading Raspberry Pi Zero W Detailed Setup Guide

Hands-on

Adafruit’s Perma Proto Bonnet Mini Kit – hands on

After finishing the breadboard prototype of our little Raspberry Pi Zero W Audio Streamer, I wanted to move the prototype to a nicer "home", making it small and easy to carry on travels - we planned on using it as a travel-friendly baby monitor. So after evaluating the options, we decided to make a little… Continue reading Adafruit’s Perma Proto Bonnet Mini Kit – hands on