ESP8266MOD Development Board at NESIT

Since a few people have been asking there’ll be an ESP8266MOD development board available in the Electronics work area of NESIT. The ESP8266MOD is an all-in-one IoT enabling chip that mates an ATmega like core (read as: what’s on an Arduino) with a dedicated WiFi 802.11 b/g/n signal processor. It’s a bit harder to program for than a straight Arduino with a super compact footprint that makes up for the added difficulty. A note on programming.  This unit (the ESP8266MOD with breakout board from AI-Thinker) Read More +

Learn How To Can Foods/Jelly

When: Wednesday, February 10, starting at 7pm. Fee: $7. The cooking portion will be done ahead of time at home so the class will only show the canning process itself. Start to finish the process is three or more hours, but most of that time will be spent waiting for the pressure canner to cool off enough to open. Actual class time is probably closer to 1.5 or two hours. We will start with the water bath canning for a jelly followed by the pressure Read More +

Routers, Trigonometry and Laser Cutters

You probably asked all of your math teachers “when and I’m going to use this stuff?”. Well that day is today. NESIT has a hand router that is missing the base plate. The base plate allows the router to smoothly slide across a piece of wood without getting hung up while also providing a sturdy base for the user to hold the router. NESIT has the technology available to make a replacement. Here’s how it’s done… and guess what, it includes some fun math! We’ll Read More +

Recycled Laptop Becomes Linux Media Server

I cut my cable service quite a while ago. I have no regrets for sure. There are a few shows that I dig so I just download those, throw them on a flash drive and walk that drive over to plug it into my WDTV media streamer. It works but it’s annoying. I could stream it from my computer but even though the WDTV is connected via ethernet, my laptop isn’t and the resulting video is not smooth at all. I decided it was time Read More +