3d Printed Tripod

3D Printed Desktop Tripod

Some months ago, I started looking for a desktop tripod to support an LED panel to be used as primary light on conference calls. Although there are many options on Amazon, none of them was exactly what I was looking for. My favorite tripod (Peak Design Travel Tripod) can be configured as a Desktop tripod, but its footprint is just to wide to be used on a regular desk. I decided to give it a try and design and print my own desktop tripod....

November 22, 2020 · 2 min · L.R-S

Building a Standalone GPS Logger with CircuitPython

I’ve been fascinated by the GPS technology for years. There is something magical about being able to accurately pinpoint one’s position on the globe at any given time. Having that capability currently integrated in our phones is even more remarkable and something that we usually take for granted. The downside, however, is that accurately tracking our position is very taxing on our phones and severely impacts their battery life. I wanted a small standalone device capable of doing just that....

April 3, 2019 · 6 min · L.R-S

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

RoamingMan Hotspot Review

Quarks rating explanation here. Hardware Design Rating: 10/10 It’s almost impossible not to think of the iPhone 4 as soon as one takes a look at the RoamingMan hotspot device. It’s a thicker and much heavier version, and in this case, those are not downsides. The extra heft is due to the (non-replaceable) internal battery included with the device. It’s big enough to power the device for hours and it also serves as a portable battery pack for your phone....

May 20, 2017 · 7 min · L.R-S