Havit G1W True Wireless Earbuds Review - Great Performance at a Reasonable Price

I’ve been on a long quest for the perfect true wireless bluetooth sports earbuds to replace my aging Jaybird X3s. By perfect, I mean: a. Cheap, but no so much so they sound terrible. More than $60 but less than $100. b. Bluetooth 5.0. c. Decent to good sound for the gym. d. Comfortable. e. Sweat proof. I knew from the beginning that it wasn’t an easy list to fulfill. I searched online and in audio stores for days, if not weeks, and after much trial and error, I think I found just what I was looking for: The Havit G1....

December 1, 2018 · 5 min · L.R-S

How to Backup Photos While Traveling With a Raspberry Pi - Part IV

Background Information This is the fourth part - and perhaps the last one - of a series of posts on backing up photos while traveling using a Raspberry Pi (RPi) and iOS devices. Here are the links to previous posts. Part I: Initial setup and basic Python backup script. Part II: Using iOS today widgets to handle the backup process. Part III: Using the Raspberry Pi’s Sense HAT to handle the backup process....

September 20, 2018 · 4 min · L.R-S

Bluetooth Controlled RGB LED Matrix

Project Overview If you like colorful and flashing LED lights, you are going to love this project. I’ve been looking for a small, rechargeable and powerful RGB LED matrix for a while. The idea is to use it for regular product photography, as an on-camera flash and/or as a fill video light. There are some nice products on the market, but they fall short on some of the specs, didn’t fit all my needs or just were too expensive....

July 29, 2018 · 8 min · L.R-S

Touch Screen Thermal Camera with Adjustable Temperature Range

Project Overview This project was inspired by the Thermal Camera with Display project from Adafruit. Ever since they announced the AMG8833 IR Thermal Sensor, I wanted to use it to build a thermal camera for checking hot spots on electrical panels around the house and looking for rabbit nests in the backyard. Although the project is very similar to Adafruit’s on the hardware side, I modified the Arduino (C language) code extensively to adapt it to my needs....

April 29, 2018 · 4 min · L.R-S

Beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Review

Quarks rating explanation here. Hardware Design Rating: 8.5/10 The DT 770 Studio are aimed at audio professionals and, as their name implies, they definitely belong in a music studio: mate black all over, thick and long cables, 6.35 mm audio plug (which can be unscrewed to reveal a 3.5 mm plug), metal frame band and big rugged plastic ear cups. They are the perfect combination of industrial and functional design....

March 31, 2018 · 4 min · L.R-S