Shed Building

I recently wanted to add a shed to our backyard. We were going to take the easy route and get a Tuff Shed from Lowes and have it all installed and built for us, but our HOA is a little restrictive and denies any sheds that are over 6′ tall (a weird restriction, maybe so…

Raspberry Pi Weather Station Mk2

Back in 2015 I built a Raspberry Pi Weather Station based off a version I saw a Professor do for Students on the Raspberry Pi site. I tried to build as many parts by hand and it is was one of my first serious forays into the Pi world. I even wrote an Instructable about…

Adventures in PCB Burning

In some of the projects I’ve been working on I’ve had to design a basic to intermediate circuit to control the electronic components of the project (typically a bunch of LEDs, which you don’t want to use a Raspberry Pi for because the resulting current of multiple LEDs will be too much for the board,…

What’s in the Box?! Inventory of my Sparkfun Dumpster Dive

Sparkfun does an inventory clean-out/Dumpster Dive event once per year, it’s like Christmas for the Maker. They come in two variants, a 1.5lb box and 0.5lb box, and sell out pretty quickly. This was my first year but I’m a fan of the various Sparkfun contests and “unique” events they hold so I figured this…

Semi-static Website Hosting in AWS S3 Buckets: SanAngeloSheep.info

Amazon Web Service’s S3 object storage is a fantastically easy and robust way to host a simple website. The only catch is that it’s an object storage so you can’t use any server side scripting like php or python; Simple object storage also means you can’t use any databases either so your data must reside…

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Foot Pedal Camera Release for Nikon z 7

Foot Pedal Camera Release for Nikon z 7

I’ve been trying to do more photography during the projects I’ve been working on and I was looking for some hands free solutions, and I came across this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Canon-EOS-Foot-Pedal-Shutter-Remote/. I thought it was definitely a good idea and gave it a try, in the process I learned a couple of things about my Nikon […]

Back in the swing of things…

After a more than 3 year break I posted a…

Forays into Video

This week I posted the first video in a series…

Using Monit to Monitor and Restart a Python Script

This is the first follow-up to my post about my…