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Lafayette Library Maker Fest

  19.07.2014   Sean   Projects   No comments

On Saturday, July 19th I joined with hundreds of Contra Costa County Makers at the Lafayette Library Learning Center. I put together a table that demonstrated many of the things

Arduino Campfire!

  21.05.2014   Sean   Projects   No comments

The problem: We had a Cub Scout camping trip planned at the end of May. There was a strong possibility that either a Red Flag warning or a Spare the

Lawn Sprinklers… There’s an App for That?!

  30.04.2013   Sean   Projects   No comments

I assumed ownership of an existing irrigation system when I moved into my home two years ago. Thankfully the system works and the valves and sprinkler heads are in great

New Doorbell

  17.02.2012   Sean   Projects   1 Comment

Using an Arduino microcontroller and a WAVE Shield from Adafruit Industries, I am now well on my way to making my house just like SARAH from the TV show Eureka!

Smart Garage

  5.02.2012   Sean   Projects   1 Comment

[slickr-flickr search=sets set=72157629190309855 type=galleria] I’ve been looking to start another Arduino project for some time, but I have been waiting for a ‘real’ problem to tackle before I began…. ¬†and

LOL Shield & Arduino

  29.03.2011   Sean   Projects   No comments

LED Reader boards, scoreboards, and scrolling marquees have always been an interest for me. So I jumped at the opportunity to make one that’s about the size of a belt

T1 A/B Switch – Arduino Rocks!

  23.02.2011   Sean   Projects   1 Comment

The Problem In our organization, we have an Asterisk based phone system. Because we are a 24X7 365 operation, and because our business must react quickly to customer demands, we