Tinkering

Nest Thermostat Hot Water controlled by Alexa

Nest Thermostat Hot Water controlled by Alexa

DIY, Tinkering, Uncategorized
For anyone that has a Nest thermostat and an Amazon Alexa, they will know there is one feature distinctly lacking. Voice boosting of the hot water. After further investigation, this is not only missing from he Alexa app but is missing from the actual API. I think that this is probably due to the function being UK only. Initially I took to the community pages to get more information. The first post dates back to Oct '16 and the official line was "Thanks for letting us know that this is an important feature. Duly noted! We have communicated the extremely strong interest to our development team. The request is in the queue for consideration and will be seriously considered. We value your input, and we do not discuss future schedules or internal planning in this community." This was mid A...
Minecraft Bluetooth Ore

Minecraft Bluetooth Ore

General Wandering, Tinkering
Recovered - Minecraft Cube A few years ago I made a bluetooth minecraft cube for a friends birthday. It got featured on hackaday.com of which I was and still am an avid reader. This for me was a great achievement :) Anyway somewhere along the line I actually managed to loose all of the information on the build! I was devastated. Long story short I think the traffic I got from HAD managed to get it archived by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. So Im putting here for reference rather than anything else. Having read it, it's not that good, missed some key info and source code but was fun to do and I wanted to have it here to remember. I posted it on the forum on DangerousPrototypes.com and got featured on their blog too. Original Article After my flowers went down a treat on...
Valentines Day – A Blinky Bouquet

Valentines Day – A Blinky Bouquet

General Wandering, Tinkering
Again this is very much a blast from the past, early 2013 to be exact. Got me my first mention on hackaday.com and on the dangerousprototypes.com blog! It started on the DP forum but have copied here for my reference.   Hello All, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post something like this as its not really that electronically advanced. But it was fun to make so I thought I would share :) Long story short, I get alot of stick for not buying flowers (I think they are a waste of money) so I decided that I was going to make some that would never die. My first step was to find some way to make flowers, I decided on felt because I could buy it cheap from ebay. Some googling lead me to this tutorial for making LED flowers out of felt (http://techdiy.blogspot.co.uk/2007/10/...