A Pebble Watch App that does Cheerlights

A Pebble Watch App that does Cheerlights
Pebble Watch is an inexpensive but fun to play with watch. It give you the flexibility to design and implement your own Watch Faces or applications known as Watch Apps. I’ve decided to try something on this watch to just get a feel on how easy/difficult to make it work for me. It turned out is ...

WS2812B LED Wall Clock

WS2812B LED Wall Clock
A Certain Cheerlights Clock Once upon a time, people tell the time by looking at the sun dial, today, we can tell the time by sending a simple query to a RESTful interface … Ok, it was a nightmare, alright. However, having a spare meter of Neopixel LED strip of 60 LEDs/meter, I was thinking what to ...

Cheerlights

Cheerlights
Connected lighting The Cheerlights is a fun and innovative idea of connecting lighting equipments to the Internet and allow people to control it by Tweeting the color of the light. It understands a basic set of colors such as red, green, blue, cyna, warmwhite, etc.. A sample tweet will be something like: Turn #cheerlights to Blue ...

Connecting a kitchen scale (part 1)

Connecting a kitchen scale (part 1)
This is the part one attempt to make a €2.5 kitchen scale connect to the cloud. Part 1 is aimed to hack a cheapo kitchen scale so that we can get the weight readings from a Spark Core. Part 2 will be to connect it to the Internet so that the readings can be push to a smart device, or ...

Why the back ends?

While talking with a colleague on a UX training program to be given to the internal staffs, a question was raised: why the backend? What has the backend, specifically the middle-ware to do with UX? I told her, the answer is simple, the data presented and accepted by the middleware will affect how information can ...

Automatic water pump

Automatic water pump
While the Water Alarm built a few days ago was still working great, having to remove the accumulated water frequently is still not a pleasurable task. Therefore, I decided to automate the work by automatically pumping the water away form the small container to a bigger bucket. The Water Pump Quickly found a €4 12V mini ...