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Paying my dues

I’m not proficient in Jazz but I took a jazz theory class with the amazing Ryan Keberle and it has changed the way I listen to it. I particularly like John Coltrane’s music. A thing I learned about, then, is the idea of paying one’s dues. What a commenter on this forum calls: “Having put in the requisite amount […]

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Trying Particle’s Photon

I was excited to receive four ESP8266 ESP-01 but I ran into a few issues. I anticipated a few power issues from Arduino to the ESP8266 so I ordered a 5V – 3.3V adapter. The ESP8266 is not very breadboard friendly, so that made it easier without having to worry about power. Well, it turned out that […]

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First IoT steps

I have been building with Arduino for a while and one of my initial goals was to connect one to the Internet and experiment. Finally, I have decided to take the next step towards this goal. IoT hardware There are many ways to connect an Arduino (I use Uno for now but I might get a Mega soon—more […]

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