Balancing cube

This cube manages to balance itself on a corner, and can simultaneously rotate around its axis in a controlled manner. It does so using clever controls and a set of three reaction wheels. The original idea for this device comes from researchers at ETH Z├╝rich, who demonstrate their “Cubli” in this video. Its design has…… Continue reading Balancing cube

ClockSquared Mini, a word clock wristwatch

About a year ago, I had some time to spare over the summer and decided to challenge myself with a project that I call “Clocksquared Mini”. It is Clocksquared, but in a tiny wristwatch package. This gives rise to a major challenge, as everything has to be shrunk down approximately ten times from a 300x300x50…… Continue reading ClockSquared Mini, a word clock wristwatch

Home Assistant-compatible air quality sensor

I recently moved and our new home is equipped with a ventilation system that distributes fresh (outside) air through the house and recoups heat from the air that is exhausted. There is a problem with this system, though. Sometimes, for example when a neighbour lights their wood stove, the system pulls in smoke, even though…… Continue reading Home Assistant-compatible air quality sensor

Miniature 3456 LED cube

For some reason, I’m intrigued by LEDs. Indeed, they can be found in pretty much all of my projects. I was recently inspired by one of Greg Davill’s projects, a miniature LED cube boasting a total of 3456 LEDs. After pondering about it for a while, I decided I’d attempt building one myself. This post…… Continue reading Miniature 3456 LED cube