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  • Gadgets and Other Devices

    Hi Dr Vax,
    Is this section where we might talk about other gadgets not 3D print related?

    Eg. Security cameras, wifi / networking, solar panels etc..
    I know with each of these setups, it took me a fair bit of research to find out what I needed to do to get these different gadgets up and running. Happy to help others if I can

  • #2
    This section was designed for discussions about making things with electronics. I will add another section for Gadgets and Other Devices. Great name.


    • #3
      I would be interested in interesting ways to illuminate lithophanes with leds and 3 volt batteries. I have seen some on thingeeverse but none impressed me very much. To my mind each lithophane should be a stand alone lamp with an easily changed battery and a practical on/off switch that properly illuminates the lithophane. I have no experience working with LEDs so I am looking for ideas.


      • #4
        I bet, using an Arduino, it would be possible to make a lithophane that automatically comes on when it senses motion, or maybe infrared heat.


        • #5
          The same idea as house alarms and automatic lighting systems. They probably have plans for such things on the internet. I have an arduino uno and an en extra 8 bit ender 3 board sitting around doing nothing.


          • #6
            Check out the PIR (Passive InfraRed) sensor on Arduino tutorials on YT.


            • #7
              I shall have a look.