Starting with MicroPython on ESP32

Yesterday I saw the recordings of the talk from Christine Spindler on the 35c3 about MicroPython, which was great by the way. I heard about MicroPython before and had already looked into it. Because I have a MicroPython capable board lying on my bench, I will play a little with it. So let us install … Read more

Robot platform for future development

Over the last weeks, I was building a moving robot platform with OpenBeam aluminum profiles from https://www.chartup.com. The platform should serve as a base for futureĀ development with the Raspberry Pi and OpenCV. Therefore I got a nice OpenBeam kit with different aluminum profile lengths. For the fixture, I’m using the metal brackets from the kit … Read more

ESP8266 Ai-Thinker ESP-12 library for Eagle

I started working on a little ESP8266 project again. This time with an ESP-12 module from Ai-Thinker. Therefore I created a new part in Eagle after the specifications from Ai-Thinker (Technical Specifications). My purchased module has a slightly different silkscreen as shown in the document. The module I have has GPIO4 and GPIO5 swapped and … Read more

Backlight for a wall clock

I’m wearing glasses during the day, to improve my eyesight. But when I’m in bed and it is dark, I have trouble to see my clock. Because I have a really nice looking wall clock made out of glass, there is a possibility to illuminate the back of it. The backlight should be switchable via … Read more