raspberry pi door bell project: part 3

The good news: I have everything wired up outside and it works (mostly) well, even in rain! The bad news: Pi stopped detecting the doorbell button press, it’s been raining and I haven’t cleaned up the wiring yet. Luckily, today looks pretty clear so I feel pretty good about going outside to do some re-wiring […]

raspberry pi door bell project: part 2

Success! As of last night, I officially got the doorbell detector working. I can’t tell you what a great feeling that is. Ah, to see your weird ideas come to life. If you haven’t read part 1 of the series on this project, I suggest you do that just to see where I’m coming from […]

raspberry pi door bell project: part 1

So, we recently fixed our front gate that had been getting steadily worse since we moved in. Better late than never, I always say. Installing the gate made it clear of two things: one, that the doorbell buttons in front of our door (which still don’t work) were made even more useless by a locking […]

thoughts on the upcoming robot revolution

Do you hear that buzzing noise at the edge of the horizon? It’s the sound of the machines plotting to steal our jobs (and even jobs from immigrants). Oh, that sounds silly does it? Well, think again. And again. And AGAIN. Joking aside, it’s really a question of when, not if. Large companies have been […]

wait. diet and exercise actually work?

Back on July 16th of this year, my wife and I started a little bet to see who could lose the highest body fat percentage by the time we left for our trip to Vegas on August 13th. While she did end up winning by a hair, I learned something shocking that will carry me to my next […]