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Jeremy Wright @jmwright@makerdon.org

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Just want to post a reminder that if you're on this instance and you're not into making the same types of things you see me post, that's ok. If you're making (or have made) a thing and want to share it, please feel free. I'll usually post things that are electronics or mechanics related, but I'm always interested in seeing the diverse things that makers create.

If you use FreeCAD, please consider supporting some of the devs through Patreon. One of those who I support is Kurt Kremitzki. Here's an update on some of the work he's doing.

kkremitzki.github.io/blog/free

I'm inspired by @ChrisWere video from yesterday (link below) about ditching the smartphone. I tried and failed. Gonna do some real research and give this another go.

Main things I need to access are:
- 2FA codes
- My motorcycle tracker

Chris' video: youtu.be/XKnofgp6alE

Introducing the Raspberry Pi TV HAT - Raspberry Pi

Announcing the Raspberry Pi TV HAT: a tiny board that lets you receive, view, and stream DVB-T2 television broadcasts with your Raspberry Pi

Introducing the Raspberry Pi TV HAT raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry

the Charlie watch PCBs arrived and the cc430 is blinking the LEDs!

And we're back. If you're on this instance, please let me know if you experience any problems.

Looks like it could be up to 25 minutes. Longer than I thought.

I'm about to do some server maintenance on Makerdon.org, and we'll probably be offline for a few minutes.

Here's an interesting new dev board: an ESP32-based camera module:

seeedstudio.com/ESP32-CAM-Deve

For now it only reads QR codes, but the readme mentions that they plan to port the whole #OpenMV firmware, which would bring a lot of very interesting features (including my favorite AprilTags).

The LEDs in light bulbs may have a long rated life, but the miniature switching power supply doesn’t. In this one, what blew out was ironically the diode.

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Easy GUI Front Ends for Arduino, Rasberry Pi, and More with MyOpenLab via @hackaday

hackaday.com/2018/09/21/myopen

@brandon BSD and MIT are basically the same, historically there is a 2-clause and a 3-clause BSD license. To avoid this confusion I prefer to talk about the MIT license. I use it for really small code snippets because I don't see a benefit if the license is X time as long as the actual code. For everything more meaningful, but still in the category where I prefer non-protecting licenses as described before, I prefer Apache because of the patent clause.

Top 5 DEs:
5. LXQt
4. Mate
3. Xfce
2. Budgie
1. i3

Yes I know i3 is not actually a DE but it is my favourite desktop experience