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 creating a controller for my NeoStrip and ODBII info display. I'll b e modding a LilyGo T-RGB " IPS display into a custom-3D printed air vent. 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…
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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 NeoStrip Rear Sequential Light 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 it…
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Electronics

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

I've had a fair bit of interest for my NeoStrip I originally built for my Mazda MX-5 ND2, and decided to share the love. This is a flavour of it that includes numerous sequence options as well as brake modes. Read on for details and pricing. What is it? It's a controllable rear-mounted LED strip with multiple sequences and brake modes - a NeoStrip. This is a dynamic LED strip that hits the next level…
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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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