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IrDude – A simple android app to control my stereo via IR

2014 December 17
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I recently wrote a simple Android App which allows me to control my HarmonKardon Avr-35 stereo remotely via IR. Presenting: IrDude.

It uses the an undocumented Samsung IR API, so its unfortunately very much tight to Samsung galaxy note 10.1 tablet. Nevertheless, it does the Job for my, and is hopefully a good starting point for other to do similar. Check http://www.remotecentral.com to find hex codes to support other devices.

https://github.com/rngtng/IrDude

[image from IR PUCK]

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The Dude is coming…

2014 November 29
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Oh yeah, I can’t believe Dutch Pinball did it. They are building a Big Lebowski pinball machine!!! I features all the legendary Movie characters, and of course, a bowling alley below the playfield. Can’t wait to get my hands on that.

http://www.thebiglebowskipinball.com

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Projects worth to donate to

2014 November 29
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It’s soon the end of the year and time to say ‘thank-you’ to projects and people I profit from on a regular basis. This year it its:
* iTerm – http://iterm2.com
* SequelPro – http://www.sequelpro.com
* DaviCal – http://www.davical.org
* Serial Podcast – http://serialpodcast.org
* Logbuch: Netzpolitik – http://logbuch-netzpolitik.de
* Alternativlos – http://alternativlos.org
* MacTechnews – get the App to support the project – http://www.mactechnews.de
* Outbank – http://www.outbank.de
* Time Pritlove – https://flattr.com/profile/timpritlove
* Jack Conte – http://www.patreon.com/JackConte
* more to come…

More on my Flattr Page:

https://flattr.com/profile/rngtng

Related: open call with @Flattr @GetCentUp @Patreon @GitTip on Sustainable Crowdfunding:

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Pro Pinball: Timeshock! – The ULTRA Edition

2014 April 22
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by tobi

OMG! its happening – The 90s are back!

https://www.pro-pinball.com/forum/index.php

Update: And even better, Silver Castle Pinball is building a real(!!!) Timeshock! Machine:

http://www.pinballnews.com/games/timeshock/index.html

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WunderBar

2014 January 20
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by tobi

WunderBar – a great Internet of Things Starter Kit for App Developers:

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http://www.dragoninnovation.com/projects/35-wunderbar-by-relayr

[via Moritz, thx]

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DIY: custom y-connector ribbon cable

2014 January 4
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by tobi

For my upcoming Hacks i needed a y-connector ribbon cable. I wanted something quick, easy and cheap to build, still reliable and preferable without wiring. So i came up with this:

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Mainly two blanks with connectors at each side. Stack them and your Y-connector is done. Happy hacking!

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Conferences 2014 not to miss

2014 January 4
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by tobi

 

Interesting Conferences not to miss:

Makerland: http://www.makerland.org
EuRuKo: http://euruko.org
I T.A.K.E: http://2014.itakeunconf.com
RE/Mixed Media Festival IV: http://remixnyc.com
beyondtellerrand http://beyondtellerrand.com/berlin-2014
31c3: http://events.ccc.de/tag/31c3

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LeapMotion

2013 June 25
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by tobi
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Me wants :)

https://www.leapmotion.com/apps

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EEVblog – OLED Multimeter Review

2013 March 13
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Wow, I just discovered EEVblog which has awesome video material for electronic geeks. This one will definitely help me choosing a new multimeter + its just fun to watch – stay tuuuned!

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Seriality – Physicality for the Web

2013 January 23
by tobi

Here a very late shout out to an interesting project: control your Arduino via the browser! Basically its a browser plugin to get access to your machines (virtual) serial port. With that you can use javascript to send and receive any data – how cool is that!?

http://www.zambetti.com/projects/seriality/

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