Posts that pertain to electronics and hardware projects.

May 1, 2016

Raspberry Pi Zero NES Emulator

Being the electronics hoarder that I am, once the Raspberry Pi Zero was announced, I immediately wanted to get one. As usual, I had no idea what I was going to do with

Jul 18, 2015

Amazon Echo, Echo

First of all, refer to my Jasper Article if you wish to get a little background on my voice controlled assistant adventures. Having successfully hacked together a working implementation of Jasper on one

May 19, 2015

Jasper, Make Me A Sandwich!

Here is a brief synopsis of my experience with Jasper, the open source platform for developing always-on, voice-controlled applications. Contents Background STT Engines TTS Engines Opinion Background While these types of devices have

Dec 4, 2014

Cura vs Slic3r Performance

Note#### Unfortunately, due to my use of a fancy, rotating picture provider, this post no longer has images to accompany it. Hardware Printrbot Simple Maker Edition - this actually started as the original

Dec 2, 2014

Android Wear Watchface

Android Wear Watchface

[Watchface Download Link]/content/images/Moto_360_Phone_Un-Lock/minimalist-monochrome.watch) The watch face pictured above was created with WatchMaker for Android. I made it for use with my Motorola 360 smartwatch. Being

Sep 26, 2014

Automated Phone Security

Because I am an engineer and I like to ‘think’ my way out of doing repetitive tasks by hand, I wondered how I could lock and unlock my Android phone automatically. Having just

Jun 28, 2014

Upgrades 'fer Days

Upgrade-ception Just as soon as I installed and got this working on my printer, I ripped the whole thing apart. I had been putting off purchasing the Maker’s Upgrade Kit for my

Jun 3, 2014

On Perpetuity

On Perpetuity Having successfully gotten my printer to work again, of course I had to completely take it apart in an attempt to ‘upgrade’ it. Before doing so, I printed off the following

May 18, 2014

Gotta Print 'em All!

The Path to Perfect Prints. . . is paved with lots of really, really bad prints. My Printrbot Simple has been sitting dormant for quite some time after I feared the Extruder was clogged/broken

Feb 10, 2014


Switching gears from 3D-printing to a little more electronics, I've been wanting to play with LEDs and music for quite a while. Primarily have LEDs pulse and/or change color based on sound

Jan 1, 2014


One of the primary reasons I purchased the PrintrBot Simple was because of it’s modularity and general ‘maker-friendly’ design. I by no means expected it to print things such as this with

Dec 31, 2013

Firmware Woes

Between transporting my 3D Printer back and forth from home and interfacing it with Octoprint on my Raspberry Pi, my Printrboard lost it’s mind. It no longer could interface with Repetier-Host on