eFlow – The Wifi Reflow Oven Controller

eFlow – The Wifi Reflow Oven Controller Back in 2005 I begun assembling hobby circuits using surface mount components and in 2006 built(ish) my first reflow oven. I say built(ish) because other than using writing  “Not for food” on the door with a sharpie and using thermocouple attached to an inexpensive multimeter, there was nothing […]

Tile on Keychain

Tile Locator Hard Wired Into TV Remote

The Tile Bluetooth Locator is an amazing little device. My first Tile was from my wonderful wife purchased during the run of the original KickStarter and the second was given as an award by my employer (VMware). Unfortunately, the tile has been designed with planned obsolesce of 1 year after purchase. Considering the design constraints, this really not […]

DIY Black Garlic in a Slow Cooker

Black garlic has its roots in ancient Korea around 2004 AD. It’s delicious with an amazing caramelized flavor. While many people (and Websites) claim it’s a fermented product, the reality is that it’s actually just slow cooked at 140f. At these temperatures, the cultures required for fermentation won’t survive. What you’re left with is the […]

DD-WRT VMware Appliance (OVA)

VMware Virtual Appliance of DD-WRT DD-WRT is an opensource router commonly embedded into consumer routers by the end user and also used as the default firmware by companies such as Buffalo. This is a Virtual Appliance of the DD-WRT x86 binary. This uses the default dd-wrt settings. Linux: root / admin DD-WRT: admin / admin Network Adapter 1 is […]