Bryan M

Member Since: January 16, 2016

Country: United States

  • If I get my act together, I'll finally finish the A/C thermostat I built to turn onn/off the window AC unit automatically. I started that 2-3 years ago... It's soldered up but just needs an enclosure and final tweaking.

    If I have some REAL gumption I want to try and automatic cat feeder. The two little monsters we just brought into the house are hungry and needy!

  • I think you might be on the wrong website. The proper question around these parts is "why not?".

  • There is absolutely no reason you have to go to college to learn hobby-level electrical engineering. He's not building actual submarines, he's building toys.

  • Mine was only $8 and change, and that was after adding to an order where the shipping was $6 and change (so, essentially $17 for the box). I must live in a more shipping-friendly location than you.

  • Woo hoo I'm excited!

    Edit: got mine at 10:01:36 am. The process was completely smooth and painless!

  • Ooooooooh that makes a ton of sense now. Thanks, Pete!

  • Hi Pete! I'm a total noob to IMUs so this was a great video (as always). However, I have a question: what does it mean when a part is listed as "do not use for a new design"? And how would one know it is listed that way? I did a simple Ctrl+F search in the data sheet for "do not" or "design" and couldn't find anything. Thanks!

  • Define better. I'm currently using some of the things I got from the last dumpster dive, and the rest of the things are in my "to find a use for" pile.

  • I love it! That's very similar to what I did last year. I set mine up in one of our real jack-o-lanterns next to another jack-o-lantern with a real candle in it, and then we put our candy bowl in front of them. Then instead of vomiting I had various scary monster sounds. I used some neopixels for the candle effect (I had some extras from another project that never came to fruition) and it was realistic enough that you really couldn't tell the two lanterns apart.

    Unfortunately, I spent so much time on getting a good candle flame that I ran out of time to get the proximity sensor (motion sensor in my case) working, so instead I wired it up to a manual push button. It allowed me to perfectly time the scare (or avoid scaring the smaller children), but it also gave another chance for the particularly smart/observant ones to predict what was going to happen... Kids these days are so jaded!

    Edit: here's a link if anyone's interested in seeing what I made.

  • Dang, these things were great! (Though pricey). Hopefully they can be unretired at some point.

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