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Hand Wired Keyboard Part 2 At the end of part 1 I had a working keyboard but it had to be plugged in via USB. I haven’t used a wired keyboard in probably five years so having this one wired made me sad. There were a few hints at how people had done bluetooth + teensy setups (the teensy is the brains) but no real tutorials or anything. So as I typically do when presented with an electronics project, I headed over to adafruit to see how much I could get already pre-built for me.

posted by esells on May 27, 2016

Hand Wired Keyboard Part 1 I had been toying with the idea of buying a mechanical keyboard for a few years but the bug didn’t really hit until about 8 months ago. Me being me I thought “why just buy one when I could build it myself?!“. It turns out that putting your own mechanical keyboard together is kind of a pain in the ass, that’s why. Ok, so I’m going to build a keyboard, time to actually research what it takes to build a keyboard.

posted by esells on Apr 22, 2016

Nixie clock part 1-a So things have changed. I’ve taken out the Arudino and replaced it with an Adafruit Pro Trinket. Additionally I updated the PCB so show the Adafruit Bluefruit and took out the homebrew RTC circuit and just went with the Adafruit DS3231 breakout. still looks like shit The reason for these changes was mainly just for simplicity. The new parts are easier to source, come from a vendor who I know makes really good/cool stuff and it makes my life a bit easier.

posted by esells on Mar 24, 2016

Nixie clock part 1 I enjoy building things and for some reason, I tend to enjoy building more “classic” things. Awhile back I came across the Adafruit Ice Tube Clock Kit which I thought was one amazing looking clock. Unfortunately they discontinued it but since I enjoy making things harder on myself than they should be, I went to Google to try and find something similar. What I came across was a pretty popular project called a nixie clock.

posted by esells on Mar 19, 2016