Craig's Blog

Random Ideas and Projects. Yes, Random.

  • Trying this again

    No Comments March 9, 2017

    Well, It has been a while since I’ve posted anything… I am going to try do (or do not, there is no try) to get back into the swing of posting something about the random things I’m making, again.Not … more

  • Latest Project - ESP8266 + MQTT

    1 Comment January 11, 2016

    It has been quite a while since I have posted anything, so I may as well post about the last project I’ve been working on to limber up my fingers some.

    I picked up a couple of NodeMCU ESP8266 … more

  • New (to me) Bluetooth module (CC2540-A1)

    1 Comment April 11, 2015

    Before the last Charlotte IoT meetup, which was about building stuff with BLE Beacon, I wanted to experiment some and see if I could get it working before the meeting and I went out and ordered some … more

  • Temperature controlled cooling system (Part 1 – The Plan)

    1 Comment January 29, 2015

    A good friend of mine has built an pretty awesome custom desk for his office.  His desktop has a nice spot, behind a glass door in the desk.  The only problem is that it gets warm in there … more

  • I Made a Lighting Thing

    No Comments January 6, 2015

    I decided to organize my office some… one day I’ll ‘finish’ it, but for now, I’ll consider it cleaner than it was…After I moved a few things around, I realized that the shelf that I put my small lamp … more

  • Spark Core, First Connections

    1 Comment December 14, 2014

    I decided to just jump right into getting the Spark Core up and running – and hit my first snag, for my Smartphone, I use a Lumia 1520 – Windows Phone based, not Android or Apple… … more

  • Spark Core

    No Comments December 4, 2014

    At last nights Charlotte IoT meetup, we had the opportunity to present some ideas that we’d like to build for an opportunity to receive a Spark.IO Core…

    I had recently purchased some … more

  • Bringing the new site online…

    No Comments December 1, 2014

    It has been a while since I posted, and a lot has happened since the last post – I changed jobs, rebuilt my home office, worked two more Renaissance Festivals, developing an entirely new … more

  • Reading an RFID tag using a Wiegand Encoded RFID Reader

    No Comments December 3, 2012

    A while back I bought a couple of RFID readers from SeeedStudios – it was actually the first (of many) things that I picked up from there.

    Right after I got the readers, I hooked one up to my … more

  • Hello, Netduino!

    No Comments November 30, 2012

    I have been wanting to get a Netduino for quite some time – I’d seen the hardware a few years ago and then for the inaugural MADExpo in 2011, I sat in a couple of breakouts using the … more