I was excited to receive four ESP8266 ESP-01 but I ran into a few issues.
I anticipated a few power issues from Arduino to the ESP8266 so I ordered a 5V – 3.3V adapter. The ESP8266 is not very breadboard friendly, so that made it easier without having to worry about power.
My ESP8266 ESP-01 (see this post) was delayed so I got to use my moisture sensor tonight. It is much smaller than I expected (2.25 in) but it looks sturdy. 3 pins: VCC, GND, and OUT (analog).
When wired to the board, but with no contact between electrodes, the sensor returned 0.
In water, […]
I have been building with Arduino for a while and one of my initial goals was to connect one to the Internet and experiment. Finally, I have decided to take the next step towards this goal.
There are many ways to connect an Arduino (I use Uno for now but I might get a
On April 26, Amazon introduced a new device in the Echo ecosystem. From Amazon Developer’s Blog:
“Echo Look is a hands-free camera and style assistant that helps customers look their best. Using just their voice, customers can take full-length photos and short videos so they can see themselves from every angle […]
On Tuesday, April 25, I attended To Be Designed, a one-day virtual conference produced by Rosenfeld Media. Topics were AI and UX heavy—awesome. The speakers were stellar. My notes are copious and I will probably have to watch some presentations again to absorb ideas.
What are my key takeaways?
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A few months after our son was born, things started to look up: My wife and I were getting more sleep and I was getting more help with I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. Pockets of spare time started to emerge—oh, joy!
I started brainstorming about things I should do with this time, things that I loved doing and was good […]
On Monday, as I was having breakfast, I thought about @Twithaca, a cool bot that retweets anything tagged with #Twithaca (stuff happening/related to Ithaca, NY—where I now live). Bots are great but are subject to some very strict Twitter guidelines. But if they provide a “a community benefit,” they’re […]
I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago and it got me thinking about the 10,000 hours rule, described at length in Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers: How long would it take me to master a new skill if I started from scratch?
I made a quick (depressing) calculation and thought that other people might want […]
The July 2015 Monthly Music Hackathon NYC was about new musical instruments. I wrote about why build new instruments and where to start.