Saturday, February 25, 2017
Sunday, October 2, 2016
My Brother Printer made for Windows
Brother HL-L2300D, which is USB only. And not only is it a USB printer, it is a Winprinter which makes it very limited in anything other than Windows. The laser printer is great for printing, but purchasing the cheapest feature-limited version was a bad decision. If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to purchase a Brother network printer and save myself the trouble and hassle trying to network share a USB printer. I encourage you to do the same. But if you are reading this page, you probably made the same mistake I did, so read on...
Monday, July 25, 2016
Amazon Dash buttons for $1 during Amazon Prime Day. Once I got them and started working on hacking them to do what I wanted, I realized things were not as clear-cut ready as I thought it was. But luckily a few people had a great head start and it didn't take much tweaking in order to succeed.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
What is Quick Charge 2.0?
Monday, June 20, 2016
openHAB and the Wink Hub. Recently, I have stuck with the SmartThings Hub V2 for almost half a year. Apart from some instabilities, which they have been working on, I have been happy with the setup. It interfaces with my Amazon Echo perfectly for voice control, which is great! Because of this, I have not really bothered with trying to get Apple's Siri plugged into my home. But I have been seeing HomeBridge come up in many discussions which allows Apple's HomeKit to work with devices that are not approved. Since it got me curious, I decided to set it up and see what it's like!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
I have written about using a Raspberry Pi as a Wi-Fi controlled IR blaster. Eventually I was left with just using my LogitechHarmony Hub to control IR devices in my living room. Recently I moved some things around and put my Winix Air Purifier in my bedroom. I no longer had the Raspberry Pi set up and purchasing another Harmony Hub for my bedroom is just too costly.
I purchased two Particle Photon devices that I was going to use for another project which ended up failing. Since they were just laying around, I decided to try and see if I can set them up to be little Wi-Fi controlled IR blasters. And luckily, after a bit of head scratching and cursing, I got it to work!