Build watering system for house plants. In part three of this video series we will create automation for our system.
DigiKey Fetch Tool helps you when working on bill of material (BOM) for your projects. This simple Python script will fetch all relevant information about a part (Manufacturer, Manufacturer Part Number etc) and allow you to paste/type that information into any application using global hotkeys. This saves a significant amount of time by removing the need to do many alt+tab and copy&paste operation to copy information from your distributor’s website.
Making a BOM (bill of material) for projects and keeping them up to date is really important. But also it is a tedious task that few people enjoy.
In effort to improve workflow when creating new components or updating existing ones, I have create a Python script that will fetch all important data for a component that you might want to use.
This tool has greatly reduced number of alt+tab / copy & paste juggling from my creating/maintaining BOM workflow, and I hope it does the same for you.
I kept getting more and more emails from people asking me if I could modify the firmware of the Bedroom clock I made last year to implement an easier way to adjust the time/date, so that’s what I did. In Firmware v2 H and M buttons have the following functions: H : This button will cycle selection trough hour, min,…
First, maybe you should see a little demo on YouTube to see how this thing looks in action…
Before we start…
I wanted to make this project for myself, and since this is very simple project, I placed a challenge to complete it in shortest time possible and make it work as I intended to.
From idea to finished product it took about 4-5 hours, including designing schematic, routing PCB and making it, programming the device and etc.
What is important is that finished product works like I want it to do, and it could be used as opportunity to learn something about other platforms different from some that are spamming us 24/7 like Arduino.
Don’t get me wrong, Arduino is great and all but sometimes I want to build something for myself from scratch. 🙂
One thing I want to ask you all is to share your opinion, how to make this project better, what would you add/remove, did you use it? Did you like it? Did you make/modify it? Share it with us!