An internet connected soil moisture sensor

The Electric Imp makes it so easy to put things on the web to make that web of things everyone is talking about. I decided to build a soil moisture sensor that alerts when plants need watering. This my oh-so extensive list of requ...

Fancy LEDs with Electric Imp

For no particular reason I felt a sudden urge for an Internet-connected RGB LED strip that can produce various light patterns. Just for fun really. But who knows what awesome uses it might have. I decided to base this on addressab...

CouchDB on Raspberry

Installing CouchDB on Raspberry is very easy. Start with sudo apt-get install couchdb and you'll have a complete installation very soon, with CouchDB started for you just like that. Try curl http://localhost:5984 and you should be...

node.js and forever and init.d

Here's how I set up init.d on my Raspberry to launch forever at start. Forever then keeps my node.js weather server running. Big thanks to @ikr for his help! #!/bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: weathern...

Electric imp

The Electric Imp is no Whimp

Now this is a cute little devil. A wifi enabled micro controller in an SD package, with onboard support for various digital I/O. First I didn't quite get it, but after 10 minutes pondering I had an Edison moment and immediately o...

Setting up my Raspberry ∏

Here's my story on how to set up Raspberry pi to fit my needs. I will use it as a server that controls heating in my summer house and publish data from a weather station I have on the roof. When deployed it will replace a Mac mini...

Anthropomorphinist™

anthropomorphinist - (n) person addicted to putting clothes on animals and make conversation with them. Fun to find a word with zero google hits. Now it's mine, and ooh all the royalty that will pour in....

Get it?

I can haz contrast?

Contrast. This is my desperate call for contrast! Contrast, in contrast of resolution and sharpness, is what makes difference for many, many, many people. And it's so often neglected, or even ignored. I've been thinking about thi...

Elk sausage with porcini and rose pepper

Yesterday I used my new and shiny Reber sausage stuffer for the first time. Quite a piece, heavy, sturdy and in stainless steel. It's a bit rough in execution and, being made in Italy, is quite far from all what we like about Germ...

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