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Workbench Lighting / Controller Project (Part 4) [Screensaver + Power Hardware] #0009

I added a screensaver function to the workbench controller firmware. I ran out of memory for code on the microcontroller but it’s good enough at this point that I’m not really upset. I could always switch to the due if I need more memory, but for now, this Continue reading Workbench Lighting / Controller Project (Part 4) [Screensaver + Power Hardware] #0009

Workbench Lighting / Controller Project (Part 3) [UI/Logic Overhaul] #0007

TL;DR:
1:18 I explain the main changes I made to the UI (mostly the main screen)
3:30 I do a demo of everything (assuming you’re a new viewer)
4:57 I show off the power menu that actually works now that I didn’t have in the last video
6:10 I demonstrate the power timers
13:16 I Continue reading Workbench Lighting / Controller Project (Part 3) [UI/Logic Overhaul] #0007

Workbench Update (Part 1) [ESD Matting & MagLamp] #0006

TL;DR:
0:35 I demo the workbench controller proof of concept quickly
1:55 I discuss my new ESD mat
3:00 I discuss my new baby-sized panavice
3:52 I discuss my new o.c. white maglamp

Just a video update about some updates I’ve made to my workbench. I originally included this in my next workbench controller Continue reading Workbench Update (Part 1) [ESD Matting & MagLamp] #0006

Workbench Lighting / Controller Project (Part 2) [Lots of Progress – Demo] #0005

TL;DR:
0:19 I start the demonstration of the of proof of concept’s UI
6:34 I demonstrate the instrument cabinet exhaust fan control via the UI (and show current draw)
9:10 I demonstrate how powerful the fans are at max speed using extremely high-tech toilet paper

I got a lot done since my last video. Continue reading Workbench Lighting / Controller Project (Part 2) [Lots of Progress – Demo] #0005

Workbench Lighting / Controller Project (Part 1) [Super Quick Demo] #0004

TL;DR:
1:30 I demo my proof of concept for my new workbench lighting project

Despite good lighting in the room, the surface of my workbench has always been really dark. I finally decided to fix that problem with some under cabinet led light bars. I got 12 of them total Continue reading Workbench Lighting / Controller Project (Part 1) [Super Quick Demo] #0004

DIY Arduino PWM PC Fan Controller (Part 4) [Short Sound Comparison] #0003

Just a super quick video comparison between the new fan controller in each mode, versus the old case fans with no pwm or fan controller. The difference is huge.

Mode 1 I use for recording when I need things to be dead silent. I use it for web surfing Continue reading DIY Arduino PWM PC Fan Controller (Part 4) [Short Sound Comparison] #0003

DIY Arduino PWM PC Fan Controller (Part 3) [Final Product] #0002

TL;DR:
0:58 I start the demonstration of the final product in action
1:40 I go over pictures I took of the hardware that I didn’t show in the videos
9:04 I start furmark to heat up the GPU’s to see what the temps look like
14:14 I go over how the code in the Continue reading DIY Arduino PWM PC Fan Controller (Part 3) [Final Product] #0002

DIY Arduino PWM PC Fan Controller (Part 1) [Prototype] #0000

TL;DR:
6:23 is where I start the demo
7:44 is where I show current draw
9:29 is where I go over the code

I built a new PC, and noticed that half of the fans aren’t PWM, and were quite loud. LIGHTBULB! I just found yet another excuse for a new project.

I broke out Continue reading DIY Arduino PWM PC Fan Controller (Part 1) [Prototype] #0000

DIY Arduino PWM PC Fan Controller (Part 2) [Serial Control for Tuning] #0001

TL;DR:
1:38 I demo how I use serial communication to control the fan speeds live
3:31 I go over how the code works to make the magic happen

I lied. The third part will be the finished product. I thought the script that I wrote for tuning the fan speeds via Continue reading DIY Arduino PWM PC Fan Controller (Part 2) [Serial Control for Tuning] #0001