Author: Michael

A Guide to USB-C, to Help You See More Clearly

USB-C is the new standard for ports but what was supposed to be a new universal connector can be slightly confusing at times as not all are equal. Have you been trying to connect your USB-C device like a laptop to an external monitor or to charge it and it is not working? Here’s a…
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LED Controller Using an Arduino and MOSFET

Over the semester, I was interested in building an LED controller to control the intensity of lights and I figured I would share a very basic way of doing it. I couldn’t find any guides that were exactly what I wanted but this might be useful to some. The plan was to run 12v LEDs…
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Show & Tell Dec. 17!

This week’s show and tell will be about machine learning ideas and a short presentation! Join us to see different ideas and to share yours alongside any projects you’re working on! It starts at 14:30 and goes for an hour. ID: 874 0344 0587Password: 917048

My Dear Watson, What Have You Cooked Today?

Have you ever heard of the term “cognitive cooking” ? When you thought machines are taking over many aspects of our lives and they couldn’t take over more, here I present you Chef Watson by IBM! Essentially a computer that has been trained to recognize food pairings and flavours, it has released it’s first cooking…
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Bench Press Your PC Today!

Being in the market for a new PC, sometime it’s nice to check benchmarks for the PC or laptop you are considering. You can even run them on your current machine and compare the scores you get on various websites online. Here’s a guide that covers a few examples: https://www.howtogeek.com/111733/how-to-benchmark-your-windows-pc-5-free-benchmarking-tools/ More than that, common ones…
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A Guide to Monitor Terms

With all the sales going on these days, I figured it’d be useful to put out a guide on what to look out for when buying monitors. As all good things, think of what YOUR needs are. A surprising guide that covers a lot of basics: https://www.newegg.com/insider/guide-monitors-terms-need-know/ A more technical explanation of terms you’ll see:…
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Lets get some strippers in here!

Dealing with electronics, we’ll inevitably need to deal with wires at one point or another. The first thing you’ll have to do is to strip the insulation to get to the meat of it, so to speak. So what are your options? Here’s a video about the different options: As covered in our Show &…
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Show & Tell! 19 Nov. 2020

This week’s show and tell will be about wire stripping! Join us to see different ways and to share yours alongside any ideas and projects you’re working on! It starts at 14:30 and goes for an hour.

Shut up and take my Arduino!

Have you ever had an idea so ridiculous you thought it couldn’t be useful? Have you ever wondered to which extent you can go with an Arduino or other micro controller? Lets push some of these boundaries of knowledge with… useless and even dangerous Arduino projects! First and favorite contender, the auto shoelaces! If you…
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Repair Tutorial for a Boxy Watch Winder.

This week’s post will be a repair tutorial for a Boxy watch winder. Watch winders are devices that will rotate your watch a specific amount of times a day. Why would you want to do that? Aside battery powered watches, there are automatic watches – these watches use springs and motions to keep themselves powered.…
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