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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Using Monit to Monitor and Restart a Python Script

Using Monit to Monitor and Restart a Python Script

This is the first follow-up to my post about my Raspberry Pi Fish Tank sensor, I have a python script for reading the water temperature from the sensor and recording it to a Postgres DB hosted on another server. The script works pretty well and seems to handle any errors ok, but I wanted the […]

Pi Fish Tank Sensor Proving Ground

I have a soft spot for sensors and data, seems…

Finished Project: Scrappy Science Caddy – First Hackster.io Project

After a long delay I finally finished a new project,…

Project: Data Box – Wiring an IDE Connector for GPIO

This past weekend I continued working on my Data Acquisition…