Bernie is slowly transforming into Larry David.
@Gargron Hello! Just curious here: Does the official mastodon web client regularly ping the server through the socket to make sure the socket is up? If so how often?
@mdszy Got myself a cradle for my simple iron (good enough for now) and an alligator clip holder thing with a fan.
Also! I figured the main reason why I was having trouble using my iron was because the tip was just very dirty. Once I cleaned it up with some steel wool, it got much easier to use.
I’ve started experimenting with reading IR signals using my raspberry pi. After fiddling a lot I managed to start reading consistent signals.
Now I just need to make some sense of it. Since I don’t want to parse the signal, only memorize it and replay it later, I don’t think my code will need to be extra accurate.
So here’s the project I’m working on: I wanna use my raspberry pi to control my IR devices (stereo, RGB lighting) using HomeKit. The idea is to write my own IR decoder and beamer (to memorize and replay signals), and then have that operate by receiving HomeKit commands.
@mdszy Yo, I have a question. I’m soldering some stuff and sometimes I hear fizzing noises from the cooling solder, as if it had water on it or something. What the hell am I doing wrong? 😬
(It’s a solder roll from 2-3 years ago, but I don’t think it should be bad because of that?) (Also, I should probably not use that thing since it has Lead holy shit lmao)
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