Some frontpage updates. Created a single stream of updates, probably easier to follow the order of things. Also disabled IFTTT for now. I don’t really care who reads what I do on Twitter!
Did some style changes on the site. Narrowed down the body width and changed fonts to serif. I’ll probably change it again in a year, but that’s the fun part. It’s never finished!
Nice, IFTTT cross-posting to Twitter works. It’ll sync stuff on my own site to Twitter, but replies won’t be visible, doesn’t matter. I was after POSSE anyway. Webmention replies should work but Twitter doesn’t support that - I won’t see Twitter replies.
Having fun with analog electronics. Turns out it’s much more fun (and challenging) to eschew microcontrollers. Lots of things can be done with op-amps, comparators, 555 timers and some of the intermediate-complex stuff can be done using CMOS4000 series digital ICs. All of this is dirt cheap! Even those 4000 series ICs cost a third of the cheapest 8-bit AVR micros.
Built the white noise generator. Turns out the baby doesn’t need white noise to fall asleep anymore. Next: UV index detector. I’ll use a regular 405 nm ultraviolet LED as a sensor! LEDs can act as light detectors, they won’t be as precise as real photodiodes, but it’ll be close enough.
Getting PCB designs ready for a prototype project done in KiCad. Works now on a breadboard, soldered stripboard is next. What is it? A white noise generator to help a baby fall asleep. It’s digital, I could’ve built an analog version but a µc solution costs less and takes up less space.
Cool. Now the microblogging feature is ready. Cross-posting should work and the individual µblog entry should work here as well!
Ok, think I should be able to get multiple posts on the same day.
Well, here goes another. Let’s see how this thing goes!