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Build Your Own Voice-Activated Home Automation System with the Gentleman Maker’s Posh Butler
Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi to make your own posh home automation system!
February 24, 2019
Never Run Out of Tea Again! How to Build the Gentleman Maker’s Intelli-T Raspberry Pi Sensor Alarm
Never run out of tea again! The Intelli-T uses a weight sensor and a Raspberry Pi to alert you when your tea supply is running low.
February 12, 2019
How to Design a Precise Inclinometer on a Custom PCB
Learn the design steps for creating your own custom inclinometer PCB.
January 08, 2019
Put an End to Stockings Full of Coal with the Raspberry Pi Santa Detector
For most, the name "Father Christmas" conjures images of toys and gadgets. But for this gentleman maker, the name brings misery. Be sure to stockpile your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Particle...
December 21, 2018
How to Make Your Umbrella into a Weather Station with a Particle Photon
Want to get to-the-minute, location-specific weather information delivered right to your own Adafruit IO dashboard? It's time to assemble your very own SmartBrella....
December 13, 2018
Make Your Own Home Brewing Sensor Kit with the Gentleman Maker’s Adafruit IO SmartBrewer
Have a party coming up in the next few weeks that you want to make extra posh? Try making your own extra-special brew with the Gentleman Maker's SmartBrewer! Make sure you have an Adafruit IO...
December 06, 2018
Protect Your Personal Castle With the Gentleman Maker’s Photon Trebuchet
In this Gentleman Maker project, we will use Particle Photon boards to power a motion-sensing trebuchet that can fend off all your mischievous intruders....
September 27, 2018
How to Design a Super Simple Sensor System for Industrial Monitoring Applications
This article describes an Ethernet-connected subsystem of a larger modular sensor system designed for industrial or smart home sensing and monitoring. We will discuss a custom sensor subsystem...
September 12, 2018
Protect Your Summer Harvest with the Gentleman Maker’s Raspberry Pi and Arduino Dog Corrector
In this episode of the Gentleman Maker, we're using a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino Uno to stave off the onslaught of dogs trying to eat every single plant in our garden....
August 09, 2018
Hardware Assessment: OPB9000 Reflective Light Sensor from TTElectronics
The OPB9000 is a reflective light sensor from TTElectronics with programmable output and sensitivity levels.
July 27, 2018
Hardware Assessment: LightCrafter Evaluation Kit for BeagleBoard Black from Texas Instruments
The Texas Instruments DLPDLCR2000EVM is a demonstration cape designed to plug into a BeagleBone Black (BBB) and provide instant-on projection capabilities using a digital micromirror device and...
July 09, 2018
Feeling Flashy? Tone It Down with the Gentleman Maker’s Raspberry Pi Colorboringizer
In this episode of the Gentleman Maker, we'll use a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, an Arduino Nano, and an Arduino Uno to create a handy system to rid ourselves of overly-colorful fashion choices....
July 05, 2018
A Simple, Compact Power Supply for Analog and Mixed-Signal Systems
This project demonstrates and discusses the performance and functionality of an inductorless ±5 V power-supply circuit.
June 18, 2018
Take a Gander at Wildlife with Your Raspberry Pi: The Gentleman Maker’s Life-Cam!
In this project, we’re using an Arduino Uno and a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B to create an automatic wildlife camera. And, as an added bonus, this camera works at night. Make one of your own to...
June 15, 2018
Hardware Evaluation of a Custom Programmable Wi-Fi Controller: The WiCard
This article explores the schematic design and basic features of a smart programmable wireless controller module I designed: the WiCard.
June 01, 2018
M. Mahdi K. Kanan
Save for Your Own Royal Wedding (of Sorts) with the Gentleman Maker’s Savings Incentivizer
In this project, we'll use a Raspberry Pi to create a responsive piggy bank that belittles you when you slack on your savings!
May 10, 2018
The Gentleman Maker’s Sun Informer Lets Homebodies Safely Enjoy Intermittent Sunshine
In this project, we will create the Sun Informer, a device that will alert us when the sun comes out and then alert us when we have been out for too long....
April 26, 2018
How to Stream Sensor Data from Bosch’s XDK110 Evaluation Board to the MQTT Messaging Service
In this article, we will take a look at the XDK110 rapid prototyping kit, characterize its hardware, explore its software environment, and demonstrate connecting the device to the MQTT...
April 12, 2018
How to Add Bluetooth 5 to a Project with a GT-tronics BLE5 Module
This article demonstrates a solderless-breadboard compatible carrier-board for a pre-certified BLE4 or BLE5 module made by GT-Tronics. Use it to experiment with your own BLE5 compatible...
April 04, 2018
How to Build a Particulate Matter Detector for Air Quality Measurement
Use a Honeywell particle sensor to measure 2.5 µm PM and 10.0 µm PM concentrations in your environment.
March 28, 2018
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