Inspired by some wordmaps made with nails found online, I decided to build my own with a little modification : it’s also a clock and of course a connected clock … I know what you are about to say, yet another connected clock ! And well … it’s true (first project, second project). But this one will be pretty !
The “background” was made using painted 8mm thick MDF and the frame was made using fir wood.
LEDs are WS2818 which can be individually addressed in order to have results like this ! In this project there are 82 leds that needed to soldered (6 points per LED). It’s a lot of word, I’ll soon post a video explaining how I did it.
I will add more behind the “background” to light the wall on which it will be hanging. And I still have to work on the Wifi connection using ESP8266 module and Arduino.
After my first project with wood I decided to continue and buy new tools (including circular saw). Here is what I did using pine wood for my sister’s birthday :
It was a very fun project and I learnt a lot like how to properly sand and how to use wood paste to hide the screws.
A lot of things happened for me in 2016. I decided it to celebrate it my way my posting a compilation of my best shots for this year :
NH90 low pass
Dragon 06 flaring
Presidential FA7X on Tango
C150 & Bird Hasard
pelicans low pass
Departing falcon 2000
Enjoy and happy new year 🙂
After a lot of work on my homemade carputer, I finally found out how to get the steering wheel commands on my carputer.
I made a video to explain how it works and how I did it :
I used and arduino with a Can Module to read the messages. In the video I explain how the Can Network is organised and how to get the message to know what is happening on the steering wheel commands.
I received a jigsaw for my birthday, so I used it to enhance the cage of my two guineas pigs.
Some wood ! Yummy
The cost is very small as most of it was done using scrap wood. This small project was interesting because I could test 3 different type of cuts using the jigsaw :
- Straight cut on the stairs and for the hut
- Cut following a curve for the upper stage
- Circular cut for the “window” (yes it was supposed to be a window but they decided to use it as a door, well it’s your cage …)
They adopted it the day I set it in the cage. To help them discover the upper part I baited them with some fruits and it worked pretty well.
As said with the title, this was my first experience with wood and I really liked it. Maybe one day there will be an other project with wood …
Recently, I bought my first DSLR which is a Canon EOS 700D. I tested it during my trip to Rome, here are my best shots :
It was the first time I made real night shots using a tripod and I’m quite proud of the result.
To the west of Cannes, there are red/orange mountains called L’Esterel. I love hiking there and I decided to paint the sight, here it is :
This was inspired from several pictures I took, here is one :