Automate all aspects of publishing a package to NPM
Use the Factory Pattern to Untangle your Code
The Factory pattern is a powerful way to decouple parts of your app. Unfortunately a lot of tutorials on this pattern miss the point about decoupling and have a switch statement in the factory to generate each object. This negates the benefit of the factory in my opinion so here’s a tutorial with full abstraction.
Create a React Native TypeScript Package
I wasted many hours trying to create a TypeScript package that would work with an existing React Native Typescript project. Here’s hoping this saves someone else some of those hours!
3D Printing a ZX Spectrum-Style Computer Case
A 3D printed ZX Spectrum – style case for my Z-Raider Z80 computer. Print your own Spectrum look-alike
The 10 Reasons I Ripped Out a £6k Lighting System
I took me 7 years to admit I’d made a mistake in choosing a Z-Wave Wireless Lighting System. Finally I’ve taken stock and replaced it!
Embedding Micropython on ESP32
Embedding MicroPython in an existing ESP IDF project turned out not to be so simple. So here’s a guide to how I managed to get it working.
Is there WROOM for a WROVER?
Squeezing a larger module onto the control board for Marty the Robot V2.
Installing ESP-IDF on WSL2
I find that the Espressif ESP32 documentation for installing their IDF development toolchain doesn’t work for me on WSL2 without a few mods …
Marty Sounds – Convert Sounds for Marty (and RIC)
Converting sound files to use on Marty the Robot – and RIC, its control board
Pushing Z80 to the Limits
Asked enough times how to modify RC2014 processor boards to use all the BusRaider features I decided it was time to build one that works out of the box. With a few more goodies thrown in.