Over the last couple weeks I’ve been playing around with my newly designed Cold brew controller, and I have to say … I did a pretty good job with the initial design! Though, I’ve already been working on a revision to fix some minor issues that I had not foreseen (mostly due to with the intricacies of the ESP32 board).
So as I hinted from my last post. I have decided to delve right into the world of professional software development. I have started using “Eclipse” as my development platform for my IoT chip – ESP32 by Sparkfun.
To be fair, I didn’t really have a choice. Not all of the features that I need this chip to do have been ported over into the “Arduino” platform yet. I’m sure it eventually will (possibly more than a year, as seen on the prior chip). So, I’m pulling up my big boy pants and learning all the things!
I will be keeping my software open-source. But it will be via the official ESP-IDF. Once I program for this (in C language) I won’t be porting it back into Arduino (Sorry arduino fans).
The fun part is always unwrapping all the new toys you just got! And when it comes to tiny little electronic components … there is a lot of wrapping, from anti-static bags to bubble wrap!
My favorite part is that tiny little blue heat sink. It just looks so cool! (pun intended)
I completed the Pyramid Head cosplay that was commissioned a few months ago. I wanted to share some of the images that Peculiarity Productions, a small stage production company, has shared with me.
So I tried something new this past weekend … and it turns out new things aren’t always awesome … nor deliberate. For the first time ever, I was sitting in the cinema, waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to begin, when I felt a sneeze coming. I had a tiny little mint in my mouth so I wanted to reach for it before I could shoot it out into the crowd in front of me … but the sneeze came too quick.
So I’ve finished the design of my interface board between the ESP32 and my Cold Brew Coffee Maker PRO. It was mostly complete a little while ago, but I had not yet done the design checks for this new awesome service I discovered. I was searching for a simple and affordable board printing service. There are a bunch, I know, but I really do like this one: dorkbotpdx.org which runs their orders through oshpark.com.
So I have toiled with this Idea for a while now. This has only come to my attention lately due to my current backlog of work both home-wise and work-work-wise.
Is a “last come, first served” customer service model more efficient than the standard boring old “first come, first served” model? I think the answer to that depends on more information.
I started the Lego block build for a customer in California. They selected a size 6, blue Lego block.I purchased all the material and I even purchased a new tool for the job! More on this later… Continue reading DropBOB Designs – Lego block Etsy build
So it turns out the Helmet was too big for my customer. The measurements seemed fine, and they were the same measurements as my own head so I thought it would have been perfect …