Month: January 2016

  • DIY Arduino Powered LED Under Bed Lights – Details

    DIY Arduino Powered LED Under Bed Lights – Details

    This post currently shows Version 1 of the build.  Since then, I have made numerous changes and improvements.  These will all be incorporated into a new post in the very near future. DIY Under Bed LED Lighting with an Arduino This post contains the details for the DIY Under Bed Lights for my kids loft […]

  • WordPress Jetpack Photon – SEO Loss

    Use WordPress Jetpack Photon with care! I just wanted to write a quick warning based on an actual situation that arose on my Wife’s website (www.WholeMadeLiving.com…go ahead and check it out, I’ll wait…) Her content ranks really well in a lot of Google searches.  Almost always the images of her mouthwatering food show up in […]

  • LEGO Robotics & Kids

    LEGO Robotics & Kids

    As a parent of three young boys, I have learned the hard way that LEGO’s can be a parent’s worst nightmare.  I spend hours picking up LEGO’s and sound like the proverbial TV dad yelling at his kids to pick up their LEGO’s.  I have also seen the important lessons that LEGO’s can teach kids. […]

  • Choose Your New Web-host

    One of the more important decisions you will make when starting your own blog or website is deciding which web-host you will be using.  You have many choices but like anything else in this world, results may vary. All I can do is give you my opinion on companies that I have used myself and […]

  • WordPress Child Themes – Simple

    A WordPress child theme is something absolutely marvelous that you really might want to think about implementing!  Do you like to play around with the style of your WordPress site?  A WordPress child theme is just the thing for you. What Is A WordPress Child Theme? In simple terms, it’s basically a sandbox where you […]

  • What is an Addressable LED’s?

    There is a lot of commotion lately about Addressable LED’s, they seem to be appearing pretty much everywhere.  This is most likely due to the fact that they are very useful, cheap and most importantly to me, just plain fun to work with!  I thought I would take a few minutes to explain the difference […]

  • Power Arduino UNO with 5VDC

    On a recent project for DIY Under Bed LED Lighting I found myself in a bit of a power conundrum.  I had a strip of 5V LED lights that required around 7 amps to run at full brightness.  I didn’t want two separate power supplies powering the lights and the Arduino UNO and I didn’t […]

  • DIY LED Lighting Projects

    It seems everyone is jumping on the LED light bandwagon these days so I figured I might as well do it also.  I have a few projects that I want to accomplish with LED’s so I am going to document them here.  These projects are a work in progress varying from initial concept to in-work […]