Scott Vanderlind


everything happens so much


  1. Cheap Android Phones as Home Automation Remotes

    I've been on a home automation kick recently. It's fun! Since I'm cheap, I've been going the way of smart bulbs. They're LED bulbs that fit in standard lamps but are controlled from a home automation hub and accompanying app. The biggest usability issue is that light switches have to…


  2. Hardware Things: Killing, Reviving, and Owning an Amazon Dash Button

    I'm sure you're familiar with the Amazon Dash button. It's a nifty little WiFi gadget that orders things from Amazon with a single button press. Turns out, it's got a STM32F2 microcontroller on the inside, and can be gently massaged to do other things by using the standard ST dev…


  3. Weekday Project: Automated Tumblr Fame?

    It's the first week of a new school year, so you know what that means! Getting a head start on procrastination! Now with more selfies! I have a friend that posts his selfies to Tumblr, and he's wildly successful. His posts often get tens of notes which by Tumblr standards…