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Today I painted up my X-wing board so it looks like it's an actual star field, rather than just being plain black. Pretty stoked with the results!
Posted on 8 May 2022, 17:49
Made a few more modifications to my painting table this morning! I attached an extra piece of wood to the front of the top of the arch and moved the LED strips that had been pointing directly out at me—or were at the very back and not really contributing much—to underneath the new piece so they're pointing straight down towards what I'm painting. The entire arch was also moved forwards so I get more of the light, and it's now significantly more rigid as well. I hadn't taken any photos of it previously, but after I'd added the second level to store paints on at the end of last year, I also put a set of strip lights underneath that too to light up the bottom level a little more.
Posted on 15 April 2022, 12:57
Doing some reinforcing on my painting table this morning. The original solution of Liquid Nails and some small actual nails wasn't holding up in places (I have no idea why I didn't just use screws to begin with, but anyway, it's definitely rock-solid now).
Posted on 3 January 2022, 11:56
And done! Super-happy with how this came out.
Posted on 31 December 2021, 17:47
Continuing with my theme of "productive New Years Eve" (https://virtualwolf.org/media/posts/1642), this time I'm doing some woodworking! Making a second level for my painting table so I've got more room to put my paints, because I'm very much running out of room at this point.
Posted on 31 December 2021, 13:53
Woohoo, my two extra ESP32s arrived, and just in time for my four-day weekend! Going to be doing a bunch of mucking around with MQTT.
Posted on 30 September 2021, 11:11
There we go, my ESP32/e-ink setup is done! This one is living in the office so we can see the current outdoor and indoor temperatures at a glance. I chucked the code up on GitHub because there was a bit of trial and error involved: https://github.com/VirtualWolf/featherwing-temperature-displayer. This is using CircuitPython not MicroPython, and there's fewer resources available and fewer people using it, it seems.
Posted on 31 July 2021, 23:35
My additional ESP32 bits arrived today as well! I had to solder the headers onto the ESP32-S2 myself, and while it's not an amazingly neat job, I think it should get the job done.
Posted on 30 July 2021, 16:44
Hell yeah, this weekend's project was recreating my Pi Sensor Reader (https://github.com/VirtualWolf/pi-sensor-reader) in MicroPython on my shiny new ESP32s! It's done (https://github.com/VirtualWolf/esp32-sensor-reader) and I've currently got it running and posting updates to a copy of my website running on the Mac mini, to test how reliable it is.
Posted on 11 July 2021, 20:45
YAY my ESP32s arrived! They're smaller than I thought they'd be (and arrived faster than I was expecting, they only shipped from the US six days ago).
Posted on 6 July 2021, 11:05