Author Archives: Dog Father

📱Siri Shortcuts & Custom Intents (2019) 📱

I encountered a problem that took way too long to figure out so I put this together in hopes that it helps someone else. It’s a demo using the new Siri custom intents Apple added to iOS 12. It shows how to add UI from your app into Siri responses.

⚡️DIY Powerwall Project – ep9 – Progress Update (2019) ⚡️

Kinda all over the place this week, but made good progress. Great mitre saw technique suggestions! 4 down, 3 to go!

⚡️DIY Powerwall Project – ep8 – Average Build (2019) ⚡️

Second cell pack was a doosey. Placed an order, changed my mind, but think I finally figured it out.

⚡️DIY Powerwall Project – ep7 – Update (2019)

I’ve made some progress, had some hiccups and Tom has some headway cells if you’re looking for some. I’m working on several powerwall videos and hope to have them done soon. Storm season is approaching!

Tom’s Headway Cells: https://ebay.to/2JupfKJ
Power2Spare (reclaimed Medical Pack batteries): https://power2spare.net/?wpam_id=6
Proper Cell Soldering by “The Combat Engineer”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtHw-RNyl3g
KWeld Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KWeldNorthAmerica/

🥧Raspberry Pi 3B3B+ USB SATA/SSD ep2 (2019) 🥧

This is a follow up to the previous Pi USB/SATA drive video answering comments and giving you an alternative to the cable. This little board is pretty cool and the kit seems well thought out.

🎄Staff of Zarton Redux (2019) 🎄

Well, I finally got around to dealing with this prop that was still hanging around. I changed the design a little.

⚡️DIY Powerwall Project – ep6 – Bus Bars (2019)

BUS BARS! I talk about making bus bars and how I’m planning to connect everything together. You won’t want to miss it! 😀

⚡️DIY Powerwall Project – ep5 – Cell Packing (2019)

Cells are tested and sorted, time to put them in the cell holders. There is an online tool to help.

🥧Raspberry Pi DS18B20 Temperature Sensor Network (2019) 🥧

Demo of using a Raspberry Pi to monitor multiple DS18B20 1-wire digital thermometers using a Python script to report.

⚡️DIY Powerwall Project – ep4 – Opus BT-C3100 Fan Mod & Test (2019)

Power2Spare has large, brushless fans for keeping the Opus BT-C3100s cool while you are processing cells. They cut the cycle time down vs the stock fans and work even better on the 1,000 mAh setting. The mod is simple, but I did have issues. Also shows test results.