It took a year to take a mess of wires, hardware and WiFi dependency and turn it into a new solution to monitor plants and the environment anywhere without a WiFi password. This is BLE-IOP.

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Remixing Anouk Wipprecht's Kitty Ear soldering project shared on OSHPARK and Shapeways.

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Check out the new and improved, tightened-up SparkFun Eagle libraries - now with uniformity, verified packages and documentation!

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How practical would it be to convert this to a bank system, i.e., instead of removing and adding reels one by one, all the reels could be…
Thank you, Nick, for this post! I am a straight guy, but have many LGBTQ friends, and have had many LGBTQ coworkers over the decades, as…
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In my running around this afternoon, I noted that the Winco I went into wanted about $4 for a 4-pack of CR2032s, while Walgreens wants about…
AAA holders are a great option too, especially because those are a lot easier to find locally than some of the specialty batteries like…
One option I’ve used to power “wearables” is Adafruit’s 3xAAA with a switch which gives about 4.5V…
I actually had a lot of conversations about this at Denver Comic Con this weekend when people were asking how I powered my [light up fairy…
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