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The Stranger Things Wall

I love it when a plan comes together! Yes, my project that I've been working on was this awesome nod to the wall from the Netflix series "Stranger Things". It started out as an idea for a website, but much like the Demogorgon, it manifested itself in the real world....

Project: Bridging the Gap – Bringing It Online

In my last post, I discussed how to connect the Arduino to the internet and how to receive commands. But how am I going to send commands to the Arduino? There are dozens of methods I could use to make that happen - but my favorite platform to work on these days is the...

Project: Controlling LEDs via Arduino + Ethernet

So, I have total control over my LEDs via the Arduino. But what would take this to the next level? Connect it to the Internet! Fortunately, this is relatively simple to do - however it requires that you get an Arduino that either has ethernet/wifi capability or you...

Project: Controlling LEDs with the Arduino NeoPixel Library

Every Halloween, I usually find some crazy project to work on. This year, I decided to step up my game a little and try leveraging my programming knowledge to do something cool. So, I went to my trust workbench and started rummaging through my parts bin and found an...

Rubber Duck Debugging

What is rubber duck debugging? Have you ever spent hours trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with your code, only to find out later on that you forgot to put a comma somewhere, or you spelled the function name wrong? I sure have. In fact, debugging is one of...