The Hook Up puts 10 indoor cameras to the test to figure out which one gives the most features while retaining your privacy.

My top 3 choices for those without the ability (or desire) to block cameras from the internet:

  1. EufyCam Pan & Tilt (Ships June): https://www.eufylife.com/activities/indoorcampreorder 
  2. IoTeX UCAM (Ships July): https://ucam.iotex.io/ 
  3. WyzeCam V2 (Shipping Now): https://amzn.to/2ZVdTWZ

Here’s a great round up of the top 10 Arduino projects of 2019.

10. Secret Knock detecting Lock:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE5PGeh2K9k

9. Self balancing Robot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6z26LVu5y0&t=1s

8. DIY Vending Machine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHQBsswUeT0&t=21s

7. Coin Counter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH4qfGlK2Qk&t=79s

6. Ball and Plate PID Control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il646OVrq_o

5.Easter Egg Painter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB-a9g6yQhE&t=24s

4. DIY Time Machine Glove
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj9L1_-AzMc

3. Multimeter Data Glass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkl6yVauCKg&t=29s

2. 3D Wire Bending Machine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPQbKTJPsU4

1. Wall-E Arduino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNRX5Xkz_00&t=1s

If you ever wanted to up your home networking game with backup to Dropbox and secure remote access from everywhere through your own VPN, all based on Docker containers, then check out what Andreas Spiess has done.

In this video, he covers:

  • Install Docker with many containers like Mosquitto, Node-Red, Grafana, influxDB, Postgres, Portainer, and Adminer
  • Increase the live expectancy of your SD card by disabling swapping and by installing log2ram- Automatically backup all valuable data to the cloud, in our case, to Dropbox
  • Setup PiVPN to remotely and securely access our home network from anywhere in the world- Besides that, you will learn a lot of useful things about Docker containers

Links & Code:

I have adjustable desk to switch between standing and sitting that I got from IKEA.

My only frustration is that it does not remember previous locations – you just can’t press a button and adjust to saved location.

Fortunately, Robin Reiter reverse engineered the electronics of his IKEA Bekant adjustable table and was able to add some memory functionality.

Code & Schematics: https://github.com/robin7331/IKEA-Hackant

Here’s a great video introducing the wonders of Arduino in 15 minutes. If you’ve ever have been curious about getting into the hardware side of IoT or Maker projects, this is an excellent place to start.