Macbook Bluetooth upgrade for LightBlue Bean

During last year's blackfriday sale I was introduced to the epic Lightblue Bean "Cheaper than a turkey" promotion. I grabbed two beans during a group buy spree. A week later's The AmpHour interview with Colin Karpfinger justifies that my purchase is not purely impulsive. However I did make a mistake. I was under the impression that a Mac … Continue reading Macbook Bluetooth upgrade for LightBlue Bean

Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014, from Visitor to Maker

Singapore Mini Maker Faire has entered into the 3rd year. Being at the right time (long weekend) and right location (community club), the turn out is overwhelming. Same overwhelming is the wide range of exhibits, which are far beyond what I can put into words. Giant cardboard structures have become the signature for almost all Singapore maker events. … Continue reading Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014, from Visitor to Maker

FlappyDuino – Arduino Day 2014 celebration

March 29 2014 is Arduino's 10 years birthday, also the World's Arduino Day. In conjunction with the global celebration, SG Makers in partnership with IDA is organizing a whole series of events for Singapore Arduino lovers. And I was invited to showcase some Arduino projects. Being not too much dedicated to Arduino, I have to quickly put up something … Continue reading FlappyDuino – Arduino Day 2014 celebration

Poorman’s OLED test jig

During last (Chinese) year end shopping frenzy I grabbed some OLED display panels, hoping to boost the presentation of my projects.  The panel model is UG-2864ASGGG14, made by "WiseChip Semiconductor Inc." in Taiwan. Unlike typical LCD modules with complete interface board and 0.1 inch pitch pin headers,  this is a bare panel comes with only the glass and … Continue reading Poorman’s OLED test jig