My brother can only use one hand and using a normal game controller is impossible for him. I have a business in technical product innovation, so I decided to build a protype of a single handed game controller for him.

Continue reading for all the details of the build.
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ATX Supply

ATX Supply

How to convert a standard ATX powersupply to a lab powersupply?

In need for a powersupply that can really give some power I converted a standard ATX powersupply from an old desktop PC to a Lab Power Supply of 350W.  With 40A at 5V and 15A at 12V I sure have some power to play with. Maybe I now can finally start working on a robotics project with some strong motors that need some amps to run… Well, if you are interested in a how-to-convert-an-atx-supply, you should continue reading….
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Use a Nintendo Wii to control the
color of your LED Lighting

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After my first Wiimote project in which I controlled my curtains, I realized the endless possibilties of home automation with a Nintendo Wii and it’s Wiimote controller. On this page you can read how I set the color of my LED lighting with the Wiimote. Read on to get a detailed HowTo.

Let’s start with a video of the end-result:

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I got inspired by all those great Nintendo Wii projects on the internet. I used my Wiimote to control my curtains. Read below how I did that.

Let’s start with a video of the end-result:

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Ambilight Fireplace

It makes the Philips Ambilight TV system look like child play

A what?

Do you know that Philips TV system that lights up your wall with the same color as the picture on the TV screen? That’s what they call Ambilight. It’s a great system that ads another dimension to watching TV. It really ads a cozy atmosphere but…. only around the TV.

So when we decided to build a new fireplace, I decided to start a new project to make an ambilight fireplace. Read on to see how I did it.

Let’s start with the results:

Ambilight Fireplace Animiation

This small animated gif file shows just a few colors. But…

It can make ANY COLOR

it can do many different EFFECTS from very smooth transitions to seizure causing blisterings. Even a fire effect is not missing.

it can also be turned off…

So now you got a small impression of what an ambilight fireplace is.

Since you are still reading, I assume you want to know more and see every single detail about this project. In the next paragraphs I will try to show you all the ins and outs.

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From now on, I will be collecting all my projects on this weblog.  After this post I will move all my different project websites to this weblog. I hope you enjoy reading about my projects. In case you have questions, please contact me.