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This attempts to be a free-form, (mostly un-cohosted) podcast about tech-oriented hobby-projects. Do not proceed if you're looking for a high-quality production.

On a semi-biweekly basis, Michai and optional cohost talk about software, electronics and mechanical engineering from a hands-on point of view. Most of the time, that means giving excuses for not having done any work at all.

Nov 1, 2020

Welcome to a pretty boring episode - just as you're used to by now!

Prepare yourself for epic or less epic talk about a mains test jig that proved very useful, some awesome Probe Master DMM probes well worth the money, and both me and occasional cohost Domen fixing household stuff, and the subtle psychology of starting a repair.

Homebrew-wise, the only thing I made was a smooth green LED under-plant decoration. For fun, I visited an informal light-art hangout and talked about adding DMX512 to my VGA generator board. 

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Pics of things discussed:


The test-jig from episode 41.



Clumsily made LED strip using paper, glue and cursewords...



...and a simple PWM/MOSFET driver to control 3 such strips.



Let there be Light, and let there be a Plant!



Domen's epic Fireplace Fix: worn out film cap.