Hi, and welcome to my playground. I'm Thomas and on this page I write about my hobbies; electronics, microcontrollers, programming, computer stuff and pretty much anything I find fascinating.

Newly published articles

Electronics lab: New bench power supply and a small shelf New

I really love the shelf rail system I have on the wall by the electronics lab; it distributes the load evenly over a large surface and it’s incredibly easy to move things around and try out different solutions. By squeezing some of the existing shelves a bit closer and moving the wire rolls; I was able to fit yet another shelf :)

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Newly published projects

Simple lights/relays controller with 3 channels New

This was one of the first modules installed in the The Rack Box project, I used it to control some lights and the sub-woofer in my old apartment. It had three operator panels; in the living room, entryway and as part of the Rack Box status panel. Momentary switches were used to either show the status, or if held for more than one second, toggle the outputs.

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A fistful of popular projects

WiFi MQTT controlled relay for Home Assistant

A single relay controlled with WiFi MQTT from Home Assistant, using a WeMos D1 mini board.

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Light sensor with LED display

Measures light intensity and shows the value on a LED display, if value passes over/under the set point the output is enabled. Uses the AVR ATmega8 microcontroller.

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Mood light (RBG) with 100 mA outputs

Simple mood light controller with three PWM channels, max 100 mA output pr channel. Uses the AVR ATmega8 microcontroller.

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Mood light (RGB) controller with 500mA outputs

Turn any RGB LED into a mood light with this controller. Uses an AVR ATmega8 microcontroller.

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Home power consumption measuring unit

Measures the power consumption by counting LED pulses from the home fuse box. Measurements can be read via a serial interface, uses the AVR ATtiny2313 microcontroller.

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Who am I?

I am Thomas, and Hebron, a programming and electronics enthusiast. I've been doing electronics projects for about 10 years, using the AVR micro controller. The last couple of years programming has really peaked my interest, especially C#, Python and PHP. I live in Norway with my girl friend and our two twin boys. You can read more about me on my profile page.