New toys just arrived.
Normally I'd be using the university workshops but oh well.
@freya NFC chip in upper right, but also a fan next to it… is this a Set of Pretty Much Everything a Beginner Might Want to Play With?
@freya i remember back when i was in a robotics club in high school all i bought was an atmega8 board, some LEDs, a 4x4 keyboard and the programmer thingie. and i'm only buying the cool stuff like NFC and GPS and what-not now that i have money.
and then just stashing it in my drawer because i can't find time to play with it i should change that
@michcio I've had an RPi3 and a few components from China stashed in a box for years. The only use I've had from the RPi was using it as a mekeshift wifi router for some time.
@freya i have one raspi from each generation (except 4 and newer) and when i moved out from my parents i finally found a good use for one of them (to get remote access to my flat network, at least until my flatmate bought an openwrt router and installed vpn software on it)
recently i took a pi2 and an e-paper shield out of the drawer and made an internet radio appliance for the living room for my dad, that was fun
i wonder if there's anything fun i can make for my brother's 18th birthday next week out of the stuff in the drawer
@michcio I've also thought of creating an alarm that syncs with my calendar. Could even combine that with the radio and have it gently increase the volume to wake me up.
@freya my dad has a nice hifi and speakers so that part was out of my scope
and the whole code was like 5 small and ugly python scripts
It's pronounced ʁaʁyʁe.
And written RaRuRe, or R3 for short.
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