This one is a very simple but cool project, something that I would recommend to anyone who is interested into DIY electronics, gadgets and learning new stuff in general. It is definitely one of those projects that don’t require too much time but you can learn a lot by making it and also earn a lot of credit by sharing it with your friends and family.
Below you can see a final product. It’s a heart shaped, touch sensitive, keychain for your loved ones. On the front side there is a smiley face drawing that has eyes and mouth. Eyes have two red LEDs that will start to pulse once you touch the keychain or place you finger on the smiley face (see it in action below) Continue reading “Make your own Heart Keychain”
Theory behind this project
Another weekend project that I’ve been working on is Wake-up light. Lately I’ve been doing more research on sleep phases and how to “hack” your brain to wake-up more refreshed and adjust your sleep cycle. There are many studies out there explaining this and providing scientific evidence, so if this is something you are interested in, I encourage you to go and get more detailed information on this subject. However I won’t go into too much detail, I’ll just try to give very simple explanation: When you sleep, you are either in REM or deep sleep (NREM) phase. When you wake up in REM phase you feel fresh, relaxed and full of energy. When you are woken up during the deep sleep phase, you feel like you’ve just been hit by a bus, and you take long time to actually wake up. Continue reading “DIY Wake-up Light – Wake-up easily and well rested”
I’m working on a new weekend project that will be released as soon as I finish the Windows application and it will be released as open-source open-hardware project. The uber-cryptic title stands for “Power-supply Active Load tester”.
Recently I was in need for a simple device that will draw reasonably precise amount of current from my power supply unit under test and read the voltage and current draw. There are a lot of schematics and products that do just that, or you can do this just with two digital multimeters, op-amp, mosfet and potentiometer and that will probably work just fine, but I wanted to create my own version and try to improve it. 🙂 Continue reading “Power Supply Active Load Tester – Open Source Open Hardware project”
The idea behind PlusPon project is that you don’t have to visit hundreds of daily deal sites just to find what you are looking for, instead you can visit PlusPon.com that lets you search thousands of daily deal sites at once and lets you filter offers by region, category, price or any other way you want. All deals are displayed on the map where you can see how far from you they are, how long will they last and how much discount you get and ofcourse, option to buy that deal. The project is still in beta phase but you can take a peek at our Test Server to see the idea how it’s going to work when it’s done. If you have questions about the project please feel free to contact me or leave a comment.
MonkeyPHP – I’m trying to develop a website where people could find useful tutorials and applications that could inspire or help them. Anyone who is willing to make new applications (PHP MYSQL AJAX) is welcome. If you need more information or want to join, use the contact form.
Update: Project closed. Source code and projects uploaded to other open-source communities