TV Backlight

Highlights 5050 RGB LED strip 12V power supply 12V for the LED Strip LM2596 buck to drop the 12v down to 5v for the Arduino (because the node itself is left on all the time, I figured the buck is more efficient) RFP30N06LE Mosfets I originally thought I wouldn’t be a fan of light behind the TV. This was due to a friends mum always ┬áplacing an old lamp behind an old CRT. The eyes just never liked it. However, I was blown away instantly by how much better it…

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Garage Door

Hacked Merlin garage door opener. Consisting of MySensors Actuator circuit for controlling open/close and light 2 x Binary Sensor (for Open and Closed status) Powered by the Merlin door opener with LM2596 buck to drop 16v down to 5v Includes home temperature backbone for sensors in the garage, attic, outdoor and in the gas heater cavity (more for single sensor convenience and power source reuse than anything else) Automatically opens the garage when I return home on my scooter via OwnTracks, and notifying OpenHAB via MQTT when I travel through…

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IronmanBlast8 vs Hamish 555 – an Arcade Machine

After a step back in time when visiting the Pinball Hall of Fame in Vegas, we decided to make an Arcade machine for Xmas 2015. The basic outline started off as a piece of paper hung on the wall and then onto cutouts made from MDF. From there the sides and base were glued together and things started to take shape (and get heavier). Other bits of wood were glued and screwed to the inside to secure other panels required in several steps time e.g. top, speaker panel, back panel.…

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