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A Super Simple ESP8266 IOT Motion Sensor

It’s really hard to overstate how awesome ESP8266 development boards like the Wemos D1 Mini really are. For literally a couple of dollars you can get a decently powerful Wi-Fi enabled microcontroller that has enough free digital pins to do some useful work. Like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi before it, the ESP8266 is a […]

Today’s AJBlogs 07.19.18

Followup: Bechet By Liebman And Stowell Following the June 28 Rifftides review of the Scenes trio’s Destinations album, its guitarist, John Stowell, sent this comment: “Your readers might also enjoy the recent duo CD I recorded with Dave Liebman. It was … read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2018-07-19 So you want to see a show? Here’s my list […]

Some Sci-Fi & Fantasy Novels You May Not Have Heard Of

If you’re a fan of classic sci-fi, chances are you’ve already read novels like Frank Herbert’s Dune or Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. On the fantasy side, the same holds true for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings and Robert Jordan’s equally epic The Wheel of Time. But maybe there are […]

How to Pick Tomatoes

There’s nothing like the flavor of a tomato that’s fresh from the garden, whether you’re eating it by itself or using it in a delicious recipe. To get the most out of your home-grown tomatoes, it’s important to pick them at the right time and in the right way. You can either pick tomatoes when […]

Thinking Inside The (Cardboard) Box With Nintendo Labo Hacks

Cardboard is one of the easiest ways to build something physical, far easier than the 3D printing and laser cutting we usually write about here. So when Nintendo released their Labo line of cardboard accessories, it doesn’t take a genius to predict the official product would be followed by a ton of user creations. Nintendo […]