Anyone who knows me knows that I never sit still and am always busy setting up cool projects and keep learning to get myself to a higher level. On this page you will find my projects that I’m most proud of.
- Teddy Bear Hunting
- NFC Scanner
- Home Assistant Glow
- DVR Video suitcase
- LiveTime suitcase
The project that I have already invested many hours in, have been working on for several years and that I’m currently most proud of, is the NIPKaart platform (Dutch).
It is a geographical map / website, specially built for people who have a disabled parking card as an extra handy tool when you go out by car. You can find out prior to your trip, where there is an disabled parking space at your final destination. Parking in a garage or at a park and ride? Well you can also find it on the website with the occupation of the location. Currently there is only coverage for semi-live occupancy in Amsterdam and Hamburg.
Since the summer of 2022, the focus has shifted to a broader search for data throughout Europe.
For questions, comments or offering of datasets, mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Teddy Bear Hunting
The primary schools were closed in March / May 2020 (in The Netherlands) and children have to enjoy themselves in and around the house, “bear hunting” is a welcome distraction during the Corona crisis. Spotting teddy bears in the neighborhood is a way to make getting the daily fresh nose for kids more challenging.
To make hunting a bit easier and for parents as a cheat sheet (uhm map), I developed the teddy bear hunting map together with a friend. Everyone can register their teddy bear using a simple form, after which the hunters can open the hunt and virtually catch the bears as a kind of Pokemon GO.
A lot of bears were on the map at breakneck speed! In the first week, an average of 400-600 bears per hour were reported. In the end, there were more than 39.000 bears on the map!
Let’s start hunting! – www.teddybearhunting.com (link no longer in use)
You can use this NFC scanner in combination with the Home Assistant platform.
Every time you hold an NFC tag against this scanner (and the UID of it is included in the list), there will be send an MQTT message to your broker and eventually to Home Assistant. With a LED you also get physical feedback, that the scanner has actually recognized your Tag. Recently I have added the feature to use Over The Air(OTA) updates, with password protection.
I also developed a PCB for it, the files can be found on the Github repository.
Home Assistant Glow
More info later, but you can find this project on GitHub.
DVR Video suitcase
More info in the future
Also more info in the future, but it will be awesome!