Monthly Archive: January 2018

Video Tutorial: Flashing Micropython on a Wemos D1 Mini 1

Video Tutorial: Flashing Micropython on a Wemos D1 Mini

Welcome to Episodes #01 of the new Obviate.io video series where we’ll be flashing Micropython 1.9.3 onto a Wemos D1 Mini ( ESP8266 ) development board using Apple macOS.

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Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 8 weeks in – serious tomato action

Just two months ago we bought a Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Bounty Elite as a Black Friday deal. Previously I covered the activity in the first two weeks of growth. At the time I felt it was surprisingly fast and continue to feel that way. In just 6 weeks from planting we’d grown from pods, to sproutlings, to decent sized plants with flowers, to visible tomatoes! So now it’s just a matter...

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Review: Kinesis Freestyle Edge Gaming Keyboard

Recently Kinesis released the Freestyle Edge which is a new mechanical version of their previous “Freestyle2” split keyboard (which was membrane based). While the Freestyle Edge is advertised for gamers, I think any serious user should seriously consider it. It has most of the critically important features you see on all “ergonomic” keyboards today including split angels, tenting and a lot of adjustability.

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Google Maps needs an Co-Pilot mode

Like most people during the holiday season, my fiance and I had some traveling to do. Fortunately for us all the family we were visiting was within 50 miles of home so it was all driving. While most of the drives were in areas we were familiar with I still routinely used Google Maps for navigation around the unusual traffic conditions. During one of the legs of our journey we...

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Happy New Year’s

Happy 2017… er 2018. I’ll have that down in about 6 months time. Thank god we don’t write checks any more, so many months of messed up dates on checks. There’s a lot that’s changed this past year (new job) and lots changing this year (getting married). However that’s less important to this blog. What is important? New Year’s Resolutions. To be technical, I’m not terribly big on a New...