Sunday, 24th April 2016 - 22:46:46


Internet Enabled Night Light. I made this out of an old wall wart and an ESP8266 SOC module. Basically took the guts out of the wall wart and replaced them with the contents of a much more modern wall wart (smaller) which left space for the ESP8266 module, the PIR sensor and other bits. The device uses MQTT to communicate trigger events and periodic measurements to a custom cloud service.

  • Temperature - DHT11
  • Humidity - DHT11
  • Brightness - LDR (Light Dependent Resistor)
  • Movement - PIR Module (DSN-FIR800)


Monday, 4th April 2016 - 18:00:10


Running a bunch of aqua noodles at the DC =)

Saturday, 2nd April 2016 - 11:42:45


The kids broke their iPad charge cable. They are not too hard to repair. I backed up the connector with a piece of cable tie as strain relief and heat shrunk it all together.

Friday, 25th March 2016 - 20:02:38


BBQ Salmon. Turned out great.

Saturday, 5th March 2016 - 17:09:49


Scored a head unit that had AUX input, so I installed it in the car with a special IP-BUS cable.

Tuesday, 9th February 2016 - 09:54:04


LED Lighting control box mounted and installed.

Sunday, 7th February 2016 - 18:52:15

Ribs! Nom Nom

Finn helped me out putting the rub on these ribs. Ready for bbq!

Sunday, 7th February 2016 - 10:08:15


Drilling and tapping the insert board for the control box for mounting DIN rails and ducts.

Monday, 25th January 2016 - 07:36:15


Alternate power supply box design.

Thursday, 21st January 2016 - 19:09:58


First LED power supply box installed and cabled.

Sunday, 17th January 2016 - 15:16:17


Installed the last parts of the fiber duct today.

Saturday, 16th January 2016 - 17:28:20


Making brackes for the DMX modules to bolt onto unistrut runners.

Tuesday, 12th January 2016 - 20:00:00


Lots and lots of pigtails soldered onto LED strips!

Monday, 4th January 2016 - 19:06:55


I am helping out with a project at work to install LED lighting in our DC. Should be awesome.

Sunday, 3rd January 2016 - 20:37:10


Had a mate around today for a BBQ and we built some sensors and wrote some code for the ESP8266.

Sunday, 6th December 2015 - 15:08:23


I bought a Jackaroo 6S 6 Burner BBQ off eBay for parts - turns out this bbq is in better nick than mine. So, I've pulled it all apart and started cleaning it. The panels from the body of the bbq will be treated with high temp paint and the rest will be finished in Machinery Grey epoxy enamel. All the stainless parts are in good nick. I don't envy people that work in body shops stripping paint all day! It's a pain.

Sunday, 25th October 2015 - 17:56:59


I saved this little stove from being scrapped. It works great.

Sunday, 25th October 2015 - 09:07:16


ALL the bacon =)

Tuesday, 20th October 2015 - 22:00:54


Home machine SSD upgrade, cloned 250G SATA to 250G SSD. Much faster, will get a little more life out of this PC that way.

Monday, 5th October 2015 - 16:56:15


First time laying floating floor. Turned out pretty nice.

Should look good once it's got the post-mix soft drink machine and coffee machine in it!