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Date registered: November 30, 2010

Latest posts

  1. GE G-35 LED Lights with EQ Quick Build — December 12, 2011
  2. EQ Pixels — September 17, 2011
  3. Joe Knows Resistor Kits — July 27, 2011
  4. AlarmingTweet Entered in Make it Tweet Contest — June 28, 2011
  5. Waterproof DS18B20 probe at Adafruit — June 19, 2011

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  1. EQ Pixels — 5 comments
  2. Easy Arduino 1-Wire Sensor Network — 3 comments
  3. DS18B20 Temperature Probe — 1 comment

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Dec 12

GE G-35 LED Lights with EQ Quick Build

Enclosure side

Another build based on the hackable GE G-35 LED Christmas lights and the MSGEQ7 Equalizer chip. This time another friend of mine wanted to put up 2 sets of the GE lights on his house for Christmas, so he asked me if I could build him a copy of my GE light controller box. I …

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Sep 17

EQ Pixels

Installed pixel strip

First a little background… Last year I built a color organ type project using the hackable GE RGB LED Christmas lights and the MSGEQ7 Graphic Equalizer Display Filter. The project changed the lights based on the audio signal presented to the MSGEQ7. I wrote several effects for the lights and changed them based on pressing …

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Jul 27

Joe Knows Resistor Kits

Resistor Kit

I was strolling through the digital aisles of Amazon.com the other day and one of the recommendations it popped up for me was a $20 resistor kit from a vendor I never heard of before called Joe Knows Electronics. The recommendation led me to a 1/4W 1% 860 piece resistor kit that seemed pretty well …

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Jun 28

AlarmingTweet Entered in Make it Tweet Contest


I built a new project I called AlarmingTweet for the Adafruit Make it Tweet contest at Instructables.  The project adds tweeting capabilities to the GE 45142 Choice-Alert Wireless Control Center Alarm system. The Choice-Alert system allows you to wirelessly connect up to 16 different sensors across 4 zones. You can purchase door/window sensors, motion detectors, …

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Jun 19

Waterproof DS18B20 probe at Adafruit

As luck would have it, about a week or two after building the DS18B20 temperature probe from scratch since I didn’t want to wait for it to ship from China, Adafruit has added a similar probe to their product lineup. The Adafruit probe looks very similar to the Arduino-Direct one, but Adafruit is US based …

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