Author: Aaron

Programming an nRF52 on a Mac

  Several months ago, I went to promotional conference for a microcontroller on a whim. I'd heard about it the night before, and after some investigation [...]

Weekend Project: Wireless outlet control

I mentioned briefly in my post about controlling LEDs with my Amazon Echo that I have some wireless outlet switches that I wanted to control. At the time I [...]

Weekend Project: Amazon Echo LED Control

As I mentioned last week, I got an Amazon Echo for Christmas. The first time I heard about it I thought "Meh, I already have a phone that does that". Then I [...]

HTTPS; Get yours today!

You've seen it before, that little lock next to the URL on a website. Typically, we associate it with banking, or online shopping, or something else that [...]

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

I love this movie. Hykel... less so. I mostly like the first half, everything up to uncle Billy losing the money. In my most recent viewing, I skipped [...]

Boxing day

Did you know the day after Christmas is boxing day? You probably did. I think most people know, but the celebration thereof is often limited to countries [...]

Alexa, write a post on my blog

Today is Christmas, It was a wonderful day of exchanging gifts with my wife, playing with new toys, enjoying each other's company, and basically laying [...]

Christmas Eve Party!

I am in my mid-thirties. In spite of this, Christmas brings out the 6-year-old in me, and I very often will wake up early on Christmas morning. We figured [...]

Adventures in Baking… erm, Frying?

I enjoy baking a lot. I have ever since I was a kid. In a lot of ways, I think baking is just another form of being a Maker: Creating something on your own, [...]

Roomba-ing with a Raspberry Pi

We've owned a Roomba for years. I wanted one for a few years before that and the thing that has been most attractive about it to me has been the ability to [...]