Posts tagged with electronics

Inventory App for hobbyists

I used to buy a lot of small electronics component and sometimes store it for future use. The problem is sometimes it is hard to keep track of what you have in your collection. I find it hard to find any free inventory app that does the job. There are pretty good paid software, if you want to use it for some shops/warehouse etc. So I made an app that does the job. It is build using nwjs framework.

Raspberry pi based Car Infotainment system

Out in the market, there are a handful of car infotainment systems that you can buy for 10 to 30k INR. But nothing beats the thrill of making one from scratch and put it on your own car. So this is my effort to make one from the scratch.

Creating a Wireless remote for Nikon Camera using Esp8266

The Nikon DSLR camera I own does have a Bluetooth connection, but unfortunately it is of no use. You cannot trigger shots from Bluetooth. Also u can only share photos of low resolution across Bluetooth. What a shame!!! I also want a time lapse option which is absent in the camera. There is a WiFi option, but have to invest a lot more money to buy the WiFi adaptor. Fortunately it has an IR interface. So I thought of creating my own triggering device (like the ML-L3) which works over WiFi so that I can remotely trigger the shutter and also take time lapse pics.

Batman Key chain with ESP8266

Have recently bought a small batman key chain from amazon. It has a small button when pressed lights the batman eye with white light and sounds a pathetic sound (:(). So I thought of opening it.

Smart Room :-) | Wireless controlled appliances

If you are a geek, then you definitely want to mess with everything to create something cool out of it. What about controlling all of your appliances from your computer or from your smart phone wirelessly? Set timer for light when you go to sleep; autonomously switch your fan on when temperature exceeds; and when you are too lazy to get up from your bed to switch fan/light off. All you need is an ESP8266 with a couple of other components that cost <10$.