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A while ago, some people at work asked me to build them a couple of buttons to be used for a quiz. After some discussion, we agreed that a wireless system would be the most convenient. Building upon the Party Button design, this is the result.
Helping out with the design of a giant LED wall at my local hackerspace inspired me to put together something with RGB LED strips myself. After browsing the internet for some inspiration, I decided to build an Ambilight clone.
A friend of mine got wedded recently and wanted his wedding party to have a setup with a big pushbutton that people could bash in order to take a picture of themselves. He asked me if I could design something bombproof that would survive the usual wedding party shenanigans.
A few months back Texas Instruments unveiled their latest temperature sensor, the TMP006. The cool thing about it is that it’s a contactless IR sensor, meaning it can be used to measure the temperature of a location without physically touching it. Of course I wanted to find out how well this worked.
Those of you who’ve read both my Rostock and HAluBot articles, might have noticed that I would have a lot of parts from the Rostock left over after building the HAluBot. In order to put those leftover parts to good use, and because having a 3D printer will be convenient during the design and debugging of my HAluBot, I decided to make a Rostock Mini.