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In this Halloween tutorial, we’ll be showing you how we put a super spooky twist on a mundane household classic: the security camera. How?! We’ve made a night vision owl which uses image processing to track people. Oh, and it hoots, just like the real thing!

We’ve been super excited about this project and we’ve been waiting to do it ever since the new Raspberry Pi 4 dropped. It’s got 4GB RAM, which opens the door to loads of really exciting possibilities, including doing some image processing with deep learning models in real time.

If you want to keep an…


In this blog post we’ll be sharing some of our tips for setting up and organising your own home lab.

Just as a little disclaimer, this is by no means a definition of what a home lab should be — based on different interests, everyone will want slightly different kit and not everyone will want the more expensive devices. But we’ll take you through the tools we use regularly!

Tutorial 🤖

What Makes a Good Creative Space?

First of all, a home lab isn’t just about putting aside space for making stuff. For us, it’s also where we go to design. …


Fed up of the wires and hassle of plugging and unplugging your phone as you move around the house? So were we!

We’ve made a wireless charging cover which fits snugly on your sofa arm and blends in seamlessly. This simple make is a great way to upgrade your sofa and is a step on the path to eternal laziness: charging your phone is as simple as putting it down.

Supplies

🔗 Get The Wireless Charging Sofa Files…


We’ve all been there, chopping vegetables with a knife so blunt it would be more effective to use a teaspoon. In that moment, you reflect on how you got there: your knives were sharp as razors when you bought them but now, three years down the line, they’re thoroughly inadequate. “I should’ve sharpened my knives” you think to yourself. Shoulda, coulda, woulda but I didn’t.

Most of us don’t bother to sharpen our knives. It’s an extra bit of effort and when you’re just trying to make dinner, faffing around with a sharpener is the last thing you want to…


This Smart Buoy series charts our (ambitious) attempt to build a scientific buoy that can take meaningful measurements about the sea using off-the-shelf products. This is our final tutorial— make sure you’re up to date, and if you need a swift introduction to the project, check out our summary.
Part 1: Making wave and temperature measurements
Part 2: GPS, Radio (NRF24) and SD Card Module
Part 3: Scheduling Power to the Buoy

In this article, we show you how we designed the casing to protect our Smart Buoy from water, waves and shark attacks. …


This Smart Buoy series charts our (ambitious) attempt to build a scientific buoy that can take meaningful measurements about the sea using off-the-shelf products. This is tutorial three of four— make sure you’re up to date, and if you need a swift introduction to the project, check out our summary.
Part 1: Making wave and temperature measurements
Part 2: GPS, Radio (NRF24) and SD Card Module

In this tutorial, we move onto the next challenge in our Smart Buoy project: how to control the power for it!

We didn’t need the Buoy to constantly take measurements — a few at…


This Smart Buoy series charts our (ambitious) attempt to build a scientific buoy that can take meaningful measurements about the sea using off-the-shelf products. This is tutorial two of four — make sure you’re up to date, and if you need a swift introduction to the project, check out our summary.
Part 1: Making wave and temperature measurements

In this tutorial, we show show you how to get GPS data, store it on an SD card and send it somewhere using radio.

We did this so we could keep track of the location of our seaborne Buoy. The radio means…


This Smart Buoy series charts our (ambitious) attempt to build a scientific buoy that can take meaningful measurements about the sea using off-the-shelf products. This is tutorial one of four. If you need a swift introduction to the project, check out our summary.

In this tutorial, we show you how we took wave and temperature measurements on our Smart Buoy.

Supplies

  • Arduino Nano — Amazon
  • GY-86 (accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, compass) — Amazon
  • Water Temperature sensor — Amazon

🔗 Get The Smart Buoy Code On Github 📔

Tutorial 🤖

Accelerometer & Gyroscope


Ever tried to get out of bed quietly at night only to trip over something and wake up the whole house?

Motion sensing night lights installed discreetly under your bed provide low-level light bright enough to guide you around obstacles, but dim enough so you’re not woken up fully. As well as sensing motion, it’s also possible to programme the lights to a colour of your choice for a fixed (or indefinite) length of time, adding a cool glow and ambiance to any bedroom.

With some pretty basic kit, you can install these lights with relative ease in a couple…


新年快樂 — Happy New Year!

At T3ch Flicks, we couldn’t Lunar New Year pass by without putting a little techy twist on it…So we made a floating Chinese lantern! This is a great novelty item which is a bit of a crowd pleaser. It’d make a wonderful, fun addition to any Lunar New Year celebrations, or even at the Mid-Autumn Festival, too!

Supplies:

🔗 Get The Levitating Chinese Lantern Files On Github 📔

Tutorial

Wirelessly Powered LED

We started by tackling the wirelessly…

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