Hello guys! It’s a while ago but I finally found time to finish my blog 🙂
Recently my induction cookingplate passed away 🙁
Quite strange when you are cooking shawarma and you suddenly smell a little mechanically scorched smell. Well that happened to me and then suddenly half of my induction cookingplate stopped working! A few weeks later, it completely stopped.
I lived on microwave meals from my mother for about a month, but after that it was really time for a new hob. During the black friday deals, I purchased a sharply priced new hob from the Samsung brand. There was only 1 problem, I don’t have a worktop with a hole (anyway it’s a luxury to cook with 4 pits). So because of the new dimensions of the hob, I also had to build a new casing.
First I made a 3D model in Fusion 360 and then get the right sizes of wood from the hardware store. After that it was a matter of assembling and finishing with a stain, since it sits next to my sink and therefore needs to be a bit water-resistant.
During the State of the union 2019 of Home Assistant, I received tips / advice to try out the SYMFONISK volume control (foto: left) from IKEA. Previously I had a Tradfri dimmer (photo: right), a small white round disk with which you could dim lights by turning it. Only that didn’t work great, often Home Assistant receives the wrong deconz events.
My first experience with this new SYMFONISK is very good, in addition to turning you can also press it for even more events. For example when turning left or right. I can adjust the brightness in the kitchen and when I press, it turns all the lights in the house on or off (See also this automation yaml file).
My first Pi stack 🙂
Recently I ran many projects on various Pi’s, only they started to swing around in my house. I thought that could be better! That is why I have now built my own Pi stack, which I can expand to 4 to 5 pi’s. In the meantime, 3 pi’s have already been stacked 🙂
I supply power through a USB charger, with multiple ports that provide enough power. I may only have to buy another switch in the future, because otherwise all my ethernet ports are full in my router.
LCD Touch screen for Pi
As you can see on the picture I am working also on a small screen on a Pi, but I run into a problem 🙁 I can’t get it working! I keep getting a white screen, who can help me?
I will keep it brief for now, but I will come back to it in more detail soon. At the moment I am working on 3 cool projects at school, such as building a docker swarm, building a VR web application (with my Gear VR + controller) and building a geoweb application.
Especially the geoweb application keeps me busy the last few days. For example, I am trying to build a map with all locations where disabled people can park their car, based on big data from the government / municipalities. In the future I also want to make it possible to report unknown locations to me, so that the map stays up to date.
In this way I want to use my knowledge and skills to help others. From my own experience (with friends who have a disabled parking card) I know that it can sometimes be difficult to know in advance where a special parking space is and that’s why I think this can be a huge added value for many people.
Curious? You can now view the website via www.nipkaart.nl (it is completely in Dutch)