> Tag: DIY

Generating pretty maps ready to be gift-wrapped

Lyon, FranceI have been toying with the idea of generating visually pleasing maps centered on a given address, to have them printed and framed. The way I see it, it would make an original and personalised gift for the person living there. So when Marcelo de Oliveira Rosa Prates' prettymaps blew up on Reddit, I decided to try it.

Monitoring my solar panel power production

I have recently acquired two solar panels from Sunology advertising a cumulated instantaneous production of up to 810W. The panels come with a smart plug emitting the data to Tuya, in order to retain and graph historical data. However, the only available granuarity for that data is daily kWh production. In order to optimize the orientation and placement of the panels, as well as measure the production efficiency (power produced / 810 * 100), I needed a much finer granularity than that. I decided to query the data myself and send it to Datadog.

My DIY Dungeons and Dragons ambiance mixer

I find that an immersive sound ambiance is key to helping tabletop RPG players engage. It can increase their stress and sense of urgency during a fight, galvanize them during a harrowing speech, or break their heart when they realize they've just lost something and there's no getting it back. In that article, I will walk you through the design of my fully DIY sound mixer, inspired by the Launchpad, allowing me to create a great sound ambiance at the table.

River monitoring with Datadog

Last month, Ard├Ęche experienced very heavy precipitations in the span of couple of hours. As a result, the dam located upriver from me opened the floodgates (literally), which caused the Chassezac level to raise by about 6.5m in about 1.5h. I've setup some monitoring using Datadog and Pagerduty to make sure I know about it as soon as possible.

How to setup a personal wireguard VPN

This article will provide guidance about how to setup a Wireguard VPN between a server and your phone, allowing you to avoid being snooped on while you travel.

My DIY proposal

My DIY chest I proposed to my girlfriend by building her a Zelda chest and developing an Android application for the occasion.