I think LEDs are rapidly becoming the "put a bird on it" of my blog...
So this looks kind of pretty I guess, but it took a lot to get here.
This week, I learned that when it comes to power electronics, there's no such thing as a "quick easy circuit".
If you checked out Hackaday.com earlier today, you may have noticed a familiar name on the byline of one of the recent posts.
A few weeks ago, Mike Szczys, the Managing Editor of Hackaday, contacted me asking if I would like to write for the blog. Owing a lot of my web traffic to Hackaday and being a fan for a while, I happily took the offer. My priorities still lie with my own blog (and y'know...my day job), so don't expect my blog posts to slow down any more than they already have.
I probably won't be contributing as much as the other writers, but if you have any tips for something that you think is Hackaday worthy, feel free to email or tweet them to me.
I've got a few days before my big summer vacation, so I thought I'd hammer out an incredibly impractical display technology!
Dusted off and polished an old idea to get it ready for prime time!
So it's been a while since I've posted anything. In addition to a number of small personal obligations I've had over the past few weeks, I've also been spending a lot of time shipping out QR clocks to my customers and handling customer service requests. I've been really eager to post a final summary of the whole QR clock experiment, but I had to wait for the experiment to end first.
Now that all of my clocks are happily in the hands of their new owners, I can.
The QR clock fundraiser was a resounding success, and all of the pre-ordered clocks are either on their way or already delivered to their new homes.
In the meantime, I still have some extra clocks which I will be selling as kits with colored LED matrices. They may not be as pretty as the standard white, but at 40% off, they're quite a deal! If you know how to solder through-hole components, this is your chance to get your hands on a QR clock for a major discount. Head over to the store to check it out.
Also, if you'd like to make some LED creation of your own, check out the new Surplus Store where you can pick up some of my extra components at rock-bottom prices.
I found out this week that sometimes goods and services purchased in China can be of low quality.