My energy supplier has installed a so called Smart meter in our house recently.
Well, it turns out that this particular meter isn't that very smart.
So I had to invest some time on a rainy day to make the meter smart enough for my purposes.
This means that I can now read the counters of the Smart Meter from all over the world, whenever I like. I don't have to get out to the meter cupboard every weekend and take some pictures of the counters to keep track of my energy consumption anymore.
The next step will probably be automating the logging of the counters. That will allow me to create beautiful graphs of my annual, monthly, weekly, daily and hourly energy consumption.
For years I had an alarm clock on my bedside table.
Recently this clock has moved to my wife's side of the bed.
And when I wake up in the middle of the night I have to raise myself to see what time it is.
I could have bought a ready made alarm clock for about next to nothing.
But where's the fun in that?
That's when I decided it was time to build a clock myself. It doesn't have to be an alarm clock, I only want it to tell the time. Why not build one from 4000 series CMOS chips? I have plenty of those laying around doing nothing for over 30 years.
Well, here it is , my brand spanking new CMOS clock, entirely build with parts I had in stock. I didn't have to buy a single part for it.
The SB-Assembler is a free cross-assembler, which can be used to create programs for a large variety of micro processors and micro controllers. Version 3 of the SB-Assembler runs on any computer which is capable of running at least Python 2.4.
This is where you'll find the some of my electronics projects. Feel free to browse them for some ideas or use the projects as they are if you think they are useful to you.
Here's another little corner on my website.
This is where you can find some tips on repairing electronic circuits.
It is also home to some general tips and tricks I find useful during my electronics adventures.
And remember, if you can't fix it with a hammer, you'll need a bigger hammer.
I have also done many software projects. Some of them can be found here. All software projects are free to download.
My way of keeping this site alive.