Last week, we started selling Moistly, a simple device that helps you remind to water your plants, when it senses that the soil is getting dry. Moistly was designed after quite a few people remarked that they would like a non-connected, simple device that reminds them to water their plants. As I had designed and […]

A short while ago, I wrote a blog post about running an Arduino on batteries. That post was well received and got many upvotes, likes, tweets and comments (Thanks everyone!). That post discussed among other things getting rid of energy suckers, low-quiescent current regulators and the use of sleep-mode. This post will discuss how to […]

After playing with Arduino for a while, I wanted to connect one to the Internet for a little project. Now you can buy shields for that, but they are quite expensive (like 40$). So I decide to look for alternatives and after a while I found 10$ ENC28J60 Ethernet modules on eBay. While they are […]

Intro About 6 months ago I set up a Wordpress blog with the idea of sharing my experiences in starting a hardware company, both on the business and the electronics side. After posting two articles that were viewed quite ok (3k views), I forgot about the blog for a while. Fast forward to two weeks ago: I posted two […]

Quite some people have asked me lately: “I bought an Arduino a while ago, but I don’t know where to start?” This blog post aims to help those people: A post describing how you can get started with Arduino, learn and moving upwards from there. We will go from a bare Arduino and it’s programming […]

About a year ago, I started building wireless sensors that needed to run on a battery. I quickly found out however that this wasn’t going to be easy: A battery would only last for a few days, before it would be gone. Browsing around the internet, I learned about the fantastic work of Jean Claude […]

If you are like me and build projects with Arduino, you must have felt the frustration with ripping your project apart, because you wanted to build something else with that Arduino. I have had the same issue many times, so I decided to find a way to solve this once and for all. Hence, how […]

GrowGuard Starterkit

While reading Arduino and DIY hardware forums, I noticed that quite a few people have questions about moving from an Arduino prototype to a (selling) product. Since I have done this a few times and have learned a lot during the years, I decided to share what I think is the best (quickest, cheapest and […]

Last December I decided to pick up electronics again after years of not soldering. I bought an Arduino and within days I was adding displays and sensors. After reading about Botanicalls (a device that let’s your plants tweet when they need water), I decided to make something similar but better suited for my needs: Wireless, […]