Hobby Projects

Software, hardware, and everything in between

Backyard Greenhouse

Backyard Greenhouse

As the spring approaches, we’ve decided to set up a small greenhouse in the backyard. We want to try out simpler option first, to see how that goes, before potentially committing to something more permanent (with concrete foundation/floor, glass instead of plastic cover, etc.). Quick search commenced and we’ve settled for a model that will nicelyRead more about Backyard Greenhouse[…]

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 4 – Rig, monitor stand, accessories

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 4 – Rig, monitor stand, accessories

DIY Motion Simulator Part 1 – Project overview – What is it and what is it so much fun? 😉 Introduction, what is this about? Showcase of the completed project (with video!) The “SFX-100” project Bill of materials and cost breakdown 3D printed parts Competitive landscape and price comparison Manuals for motors and controllers (download links)Read more about DIY Motion Simulator – Part 4 – Rig, monitor stand, accessories[…]

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 3 – Building the actuators

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 3 – Building the actuators

DIY Motion Simulator Part 1 – Project overview – What is it and what is it so much fun? 😉 Introduction, what is this about? Showcase of the completed project (with video!) The “SFX-100” project Bill of materials and cost breakdown 3D printed parts Competitive landscape and price comparison Manuals for motors and controllers (download links)Read more about DIY Motion Simulator – Part 3 – Building the actuators[…]

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 2 – Electronics, motors, wiring and testing

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 2 – Electronics, motors, wiring and testing

DIY Motion Simulator Part 1 – Project overview – What is it and what is it so much fun? 😉 Introduction, what is this about? Showcase of the completed project (with video!) The “SFX-100” project Bill of materials and cost breakdown 3D printed parts Competitive landscape and price comparison Manuals for motors and controllers (download links)Read more about DIY Motion Simulator – Part 2 – Electronics, motors, wiring and testing[…]

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 1 – Intro, Photos, Shopping List

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 1 – Intro, Photos, Shopping List

DIY Motion Simulator Part 1 – Project overview – What is it and what is it so much fun? 😉 Introduction, what is this about? Showcase of the completed project (including video!) The “SFX-100” project Bill of materials and cost breakdown 3D printed parts Competitive landscape and price comparison Manuals for motors and controllers (downloadRead more about DIY Motion Simulator – Part 1 – Intro, Photos, Shopping List[…]

2018 Mazda CX-5 – front and back dashcam installation

2018 Mazda CX-5 – front and back dashcam installation

Many cars come with built-in cameras. Most commonly a rear camera, enabled when you put your car in reverse. Front-facing cameras are more of a rarity (can be found on some exotics, to assist with parking with low ground-clearance), with 360 degree cameras being the newest fashion. All of them help in positioning the car when maneuvering,Read more about 2018 Mazda CX-5 – front and back dashcam installation[…]