Electronics

NeoStrips! Mazda MX-5 ND/ND2 Rear Dynamic LED Kit

I've had a lot of interest over the past year when I started to show off my MX-5 NeoStrips on my ND2 MX-5 (see below for other models/versions). Namely both the original build and the latest (with a remote wireless TFT controller in the front console). I've decided to build & sell a limited quantity (5) of the original Phase I version with some improvements. I expect them to be available closer to the end…
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Electronics

Mazda Miata MX-5 Rear LED Strip Console Controller

Who wants one? Saddle over to this page for more info on how to get your hands on a flavour of this. May 2022 Phase IV: Just finished what I hope to be the final iteration of this project. I've been searching for a wider colour IPS display and found one that will do (for now :-). Ideally, I'd like to fill the full area below in order to properly display the seatbeat and airbag…
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Electronics

Basement Disco: NeoPixel Music Sync with MSGEQ7

I didn't have a lot of time in 2019 for projects as much of it was dedicated to finishing the basement. A year ago it was nothing more than concrete, storage and dustballs. Took the job on myself and did everything except hanging drywall and mudding (I hate that part). Best part of doing your own basement is you get to hack in all the bits and pieces necessary for future projects - like LED…
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3D Printing

RTLapseCAM V2: Resin Printer Time-Lapse with TTGO T-Display & GoPro

Not being able to leave well enough alone, I'm onto V2 of RTLapseCAM. A quick re-cap - the purpose was to take time-lapse photos of resin prints (using layer transitions) and stitch them together into a video. In the original setup, the GoPro sat stationary and RTLapseCAM triggered the photos. The result was ok, but it just showed the print rise out of the bed. I wanted to take it to the next level by…
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Electronics

RTLapseCAM: Resin Printer Time-Lapse with M5Stick-C Plus & GoPro

Having recently finished my ESP32Cam time-lapse project, I wasn't overly impressed with the picture quality and was concerned over the stability of the code while running long prints. Shortly after completion, I started looking for other options and found you can control a GoPro Hero from wireless/bluetooth devices - including ESP32s, 8266's etc (yeah, it's old news but I'm on it!). The idea is straight forward - watch for a layer change via the UV…
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Electronics

RE-LAPSE: Resin Printer Time-Lapse Recording with ESP32 CAM and Blynk

For years I've been using FDM printers as my go-to for 3D printing, but recently expanded my horizons into resin printing. I like my LuzlBot Mini 2 but can never get it dialed to the point were I can achieve quality similar to resin prints. An aside to all this was the desire to record time-lapse videos - which is challenging on FDM printers as you need to integrate into the controller / g-code, and…
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3D Printing

DIY 3D Resin Curing Station with Wio Terminal

I decided to venture into the world of 3D resin printing after years of immersion using FDM (fused deposition modeling) printing. For those who are unfamiliar with this, it's like squeezing toothpaste onto a surface. I have a Lulzbot Mini 2 and love it, but at times I want a very high quality print that I just cannot get out of FDM printing. Nor do I want to spend hours post processing. As a result,…
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DYI, Mods, Hacks & Stuff

Nissan Juke Annoying Rear Creak Fix

For over a year I lived with an annoying creaking noise coming from the back of my 2012 Nissan Juke.  Symptoms were a creaking noise that sounded like really bad hardwood creaking in a house.  Happened when turning, going over bumps or anything that caused twisting of the chassis.  I first tried checking the rear area including removing all the bits in the trunk including the spare, foam parts and side panels, it was still…
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3D Printing

Mazda MX-5 Miata: Funky NeoPixel LED Light Strip

Who wants one? Saddle over to my dedicated page for more info on how to get your hands on one of these kits. It's only been a few weeks since I've had my new 2021 Mazda Miata MX-5. Already added sequential LED turn signals & side markers all around, but not being the type to leave well enough alone, I needed a little spice to make it my own. Combining that with my passion of…
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