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:
- USB Battery Pack/Bank (recommend 10,000 mAh capacity and 1A output)
- RF Controlled 5V Relay
- Waterproof 5V LED Light Strip
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 (https://twitter.com/tdicola) from Adafruit speaking Sunday @ 2:30pm, local maker celebrities Jen Fox (https://twitter.com/jenfoxbot), Sophy Wong and Richard Albritton (http://www.richa1.com/RichardAlbritton/) and in my opinion a must see speech by futurist Pablos Holman (https://twitter.com/pablos) Saturday @ 1:45pm. Sophy is speaking both Saturday and Sunday. The entire schedule for the event can be found here: https://seattle.makerfaire.com/schedule/.
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.