DYI, Mods, Hacks & Stuff

DIY 110dB Digital Horn: Coming Through!

I do a lot of trail riding, and being a steward of good riding etiquette, I use a digital horn (more of a "beeper") to alert hikers when I'm approaching. Most are appreciative of the gesture, and there are always some who seem to think trails are for hiking only. So, a high pitched loud chirp does the trick and also makes for a good laugh as some think it's their phones or strange birds.…
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Electronics

Mazda Miata ND2 ODBII Info on 2.1″ IPS Display Mounted in Custom Printed Air Vent

Tag along on my journey of modding a " IPS display into a custom-3D printed air vent to display ODBII info wirelessly from the car. I'll be doing a series of videos as I model and print the vent + mounting components, build and program the display and features, then install and fit in the Miata. Be sure to subscribe here and on my YouTube channel (below) to get notified. From a parts perspective, this…
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Electronics

NeoStrip Sequential LED Third Brake Light Kit

Third brake light with a NeoStrip LEDs with controller/enclosure and input leads for 12V brake line. Designed for Mazda Miata NC model (can be adapted for different sizes & vehicles). These are custom made kits. Interested? drop me a line. Also check out my NeoStrips Rear Sequential Light Bar kit. How It Works: The LED sequence triggers on braking (which powers the unit). Video below. When brakes are released the unit powers off (regardless if…
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Electronics

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

What is it? Quite simply it's a LED strip with a twist - a NeoStrip. It can do millions of colours and has a micro-controller with user-selectable modes. Current known fitment is for ND's 19, 21, and 22. Can't guarantee it will fit others but as I understand it the wiring harness is the same on ND/ND2's until 22. How it works: When is on (lights need to be on / auto mode) NeoStrip will…
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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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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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