News: Summer 2020

Dear visitor of Nerdiy.de,

I’ve decided to post a little update from time to time (probably four times a year) about what’s going on in the background on Nerdiy.de. This is my first entry. So of course I would be happy to receive any critic. Let me know what else interests you or what you think should not be missing in this news. 🙂

Nerdiy.de

Nerdiy.de went online at the end of April / beginning of June and now has around 100 visitors per day. The articles on ESPEasy and NodeRed in particular meet with the greatest interest. I’m very happy and I’ll try to add more articles to these categories soon.

At the moment I am concentrating mostly on the “WinDIY” project and the “Nerdiskerator” with the time available. You will find out why in the next paragraph. 🙂

WinDIY and the nerdiskerator on Hackaday.io

At the moment I am working intensively on two projects that have increasingly grown together into one project. It all started with the “nerdiskerator” (more on this below) and from this “WinDIY” developed.

The nerdiskerator is a disk generator that I’ve been working on for a long time. This should or is largely producible with the help of 3D printing. Only the magnets, the copper wire, a few screws and some epoxy are also necessary.

When I had finished the first draft for the nerdiskerator, of course the question quickly arose what I would need it for or what could I use to power it?

The answer to this question is “WinDIY”. WinDIY is a wind turbine that consists largely of 3D printable parts. I have also been working on WinDIY for some time now “every now and then”.

At the beginning of the year I decided to take part in the HackadayPrize 2020 with WinDIY. This is a competition in which various projects are funded and you can also win prizes. As a result, I now have a deadline for a project for the first time and I concentrate on it for the most part in my free time. You can find information about HackadayPrize here: https://prize.supplyframe.com/

That’s why I started to document two of my projects on Hackaday.io for the first time. The project logs for WinDIY can be found here: https://hackaday.io/project/172328-windiy-hawt-wind-turbine
The project logs for the nerdiskerator can be found here: https://hackaday.io/project/172445-nerdiskerator-a-3d-printed-disk-generator

Here are a few photos and videos of the nerdiskerator and the first setup of WinDIY

WindingThing

An important “ingredient” that helped me build the nerdiskerator is a small machine that I built specifically for it. It helps me wind the coils for the stator of the nerdiskerator.

I have also documented this construction on Hackaday.io: https://hackaday.io/project/172442-windiyingthing-automatic-coil-winder

MobileSupply

“MobileSupply” is another small project that I am currently working on. The goal is to develop a power bank that can also be charged via the generator of a bicycle. You can find information about this on my Instagram account e.g. here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBv69zJKGn5/

BoarDIY

BoarDIY is a project that is almost complete except for a few details. This is a self-made electric longboard. Two 600W brusshless motors and an 8S 5000mAh LiPo with which you can reach a range of approx. 10km are built in. Most of the construction is documented on Instagram (of course, detailed instructions will follow). Until then you can find information here: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/boardiy/

pxlBlck

The pxlBlck firmware is also one of my forever projects. This is a universal firmware (in combination with the ESPEasy Framework) with which various LED matrices can be controlled. Event-controlled animations and much more are possible. You can see current impressions here: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/pxlblck/

I am currently also looking for testers for the pxlBlck firmware. If you are interested in taking part, please let me know via the contact form. 🙂

All clocks in this picture can be configured and operated with the pxlBlck firmware. 🙂

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