Monday, July 25, 2016

Controlling Philips Hue lights with an Amazon Dash button

So I have read around online that people have found a way to hack Amazon Dash buttons. Without doing much research, I jumped on buying a few 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

Trying to charge my MacBook 2015 with a Quick Charge 2.0 USB wall charger

What is Quick Charge 2.0?

The Apple MacBook 2015 charges using a USB-C cable and a 30 watt wall charger. When using a generic USB charger, they usually output 10 Watts at 5 Volts and 2 amps. Maximum possibly being 12 Watts at 5 Volts and 2.4 amps. Quick Charge 2.0 is capable of outputting a maximum of 18 Watts at 9 Volts 2 amps. Since that is more powerful than generic USB charging, can the MacBook take advantage of it?