Author: kraftboy

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USB Monitor Buddy

I have two monitor speakers that each require turning on and off with switches at the back. Kind of annoying – I don’t like leaving them on all the time. So I decided I was going to make a simple box with two power receptacles and one switch, right in front of me so I […]

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Honey, I Made a Thermostat

Thermestra For the past couple of years I’ve been working on a personal project that involves developing a small wifi-connected thermostat solution for the baseboards in our house. They are based on a small wifi-capable SoC called the esp8266 that sits on a custom PCB I designed with Circuit Maker and had printed by […]

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X11 Forwarding with Linux Subsystem for Windows

I’ve been setting up a RetroPie box on an Orange Pi Lite (handily, it also does double duty, hosting my 3d print server) and I ran into an issue where the ps4 dualshock stays on until it’s manually shutoff, otherwise the battery drains. Why am I using computers if I need to remember to do […]