Returning, now with content

Arduino Board
After letting this site languish for far too long, I’m back! The new plan for this site largely mirrors my attempts to focus and organize my hobbies – rather than the occasional burst of inspiration, I’ve been focusing more heavily on larger, ongoing projects. I hope to bring my progress here to share with everyone and to provide some motivation to keep them going.

First Project – ‘Grow with Arduino‘. Details to come, but it comes down to me getting frustrated with watering and wanting to automate it. Timers are fine and dandy, but why do something that ‘just works’ when you can go overboard and have a watering system tied into weather forecasts and moisture sensors? I’m far from the first person to go down this path (see GardenBot), but I look forward to building on their work + adding my own improvements, hopefully contributing back to the greater gardening electronics community.

Yes, this is going a bit overboard but I think that the payoffs – both in terms of maintaining my very lovely garden and picking up micro-controller knowledge will be worth it.

Looking to other projects, I’ve got a bunch of things percolating around that I’m interested in pursuing, particularly home-improvement related as I approach my fourth month of home ownership. My mantra though is “Focus and be awesome”, so I’d much rather through all my efforts into really making something great + bringing it all the way to fruition than have 10 projects all sit around and languish as I get over extended.