Week 36: September 10, 2017

A project log for 2017: A Year of Hacking

Daily log of the my projects, ideas, tips, failures, etc.

eric-moyerEric Moyer 09/12/2017 at 02:470 Comments

End of summer....

This weekend marked the end of my summer with a camping trip to Deception Pass State Park. For anyone in the PNW and enjoys camping, Deception Pass is one of the best camping spots in all of Washington.

Last fall I construction a RF controlled waterproof LED strip to install in our tent to get effective light at night and this summer it worked great over our multiple camping trips.   The basic BOM is:

The relay is just wired in-line with the LED pigtail and retains the male USB plug.  I will posted details when I have some time free up this fall.  I wasn't able to get a good "inside" of the tent picture but trust me it works.  Here is what the tent looks from the outside with the lights on.

Start of fall..

In just a few days MoPOP (formerly EMP, right next to the Space Needle) will be hosting Seattle Maker Faire, September 16-17.  For anyone in the Seattle area don't miss out.  I should be there both days and if you are planning on coming please let me know if you would like to meet up.

Keep an eye out for Tony DiCola ( from Adafruit speaking Sunday @ 2:30pm, local maker celebrities Jen Fox (, Sophy Wong and Richard Albritton ( and in my opinion a must see speech by futurist Pablos Holman ( Saturday @ 1:45pm.  Sophy is speaking both Saturday and Sunday.  The entire schedule for the event can be found here:

Finally, I have to plug the Hackaday Superconference in November in Pasadena, CA.  If anyone is on the fence about going please posted question or contact me directly.  I went last year and I don't see myself missing this event in the future.