2014-02-13 | Categories: In English, Projektai, Užrašai

wifi_scale_tThere are several wireless scales on the market but none of them implements functions I like (or overpriced). This scale logger is attempt to build wireless scale from existing components like Carambola 2 and USB IR Toy and, of course, scale with remote indicator. Implemented purely on Python this project enables gathering, sending and displaying weight data to any service you like or even build one yourself.

2013-12-21 | Categories: In English, Projektai, Užrašai

caraplay_rApple portable devices have nice feature to listen for music over the air. It is called AirPlay. On the other hand OpenWrt has tools (avahi and shairport) to play audio stream from your gadgets. It would be shame not to use Carambola2 board to play music from Apple device. Let’s build WiFi speaker for AirPlay devices.

2013-09-12 | Categories: In English, Nuotraukos, Projektai, Užrašai

IMG_2743_tAgain some new photographic techniques. This picture was taken using 4m (128 pixels height) RGB led strip mounted on aluminium tube and controlled by Carambola2 from 8devices. Camera was set to long exposure and I moved led strip along to get a picture.

2013-08-15 | Categories: Nuotraukos, Projektai, Time-lapse, Užrašai, Video

IMG_1924_t2Vieną vakarą kilo mintis pastatyti kamerą kur nors toliau su gražiais vaizdais. Prisiminiau Ventės rago ornitologinę stotį. Susiradau Internete kontaktus ir paskambinau. Vytautui idėja patiko. Pažadėjo duoti elektros ir Interneto. Praėjus keliom dienom nuvažiavom į vietą, kur pasitiko linksmas, šmaikštus, gerai nusiteikęs ir svetingas kolektyvas.

2013-07-15 | Categories: In English, Projektai, Užrašai


Logitech C920 is a wonderful webcam. It has good picture quality and hardware H.264 encoder. It can do real full HD streaming (1920×1080 @ 30fps). But this webcam lacks one feature – it has fixed lens which sometimes is not acceptable.

2013-07-10 | Categories: Projektai, Time-lapse, Užrašai, Video

IMG_1864_tPreš kelias dienas ant aukšto pastato stogo pastačiau dar vieną time-lapse fotografavimo stotelę. Šį kartą sumontavau seną kompaktinės klasės fotoaparatą. Anksčiau publikuotame straipsnyje aprašiau kaip jungiau DSLR fotoaparatą – šį kartą kiek sudėtingesnis uždavinys – Canon G7.

2013-06-16 | Categories: Užrašai

IMG_0812_tNesenai iš ebay pirkau vandens kokybės testavimo rinkinį. Išbandžau namų “krano” vandenį, rezultatais dalinuosi žemiau.

2013-06-11 | Categories: In English, Time-lapse, Užrašai, Video

To show off some of Carambola2 from 8devices possibilities I have build setup, which involves DSLR camera, 3G router, autonomous power supply and USB flash disk. It captures single picture every minute and uploads it to shared Dropbox folder.

2013-06-10 | Categories: In English, Nuotraukos, Projektai, Užrašai, Video

IMG_6914_tI had an old Russian lens (MTO-500) laying around for a long time. Tried using it on DSLR, but because of lack of image quality I refused this idea. Today I mounted webcam on it. Because of smaller image sensor magnification is much larger in this conjunction.

2013-06-01 | Categories: In English, Užrašai, Video

carambola_dropbox_rSometimes it’s overkill to use computer with 200W power consumption for 24/7 to do small task like upload picture from webcam to Dropbox every minute. In this article I will describe how save a lot of Watts and to have Carambola on Cloud!

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