NFT Hydroponics @ Pool Side
The IONYC makerspace neighboring Boys and Girls Club requested a hydroponics adaption from a broken pool table .. which meant employing children to hard labor .. as intended by Nature.

Dreary grey and brown (and tree countable) NYC collaborated with being below grade in a stone tomb of a building begged for more of an atmospheric eloquence-ish .. attempt; waterfalls (for oxygenation?) and LED status enclosure (for anxiety?!) .. bearing in mind that kids today are over-stimulated creatures demanding jangling keys to retain interest.

4" PVC
4" 90° PVC
22L Plastic Tub
Pool Table
Lever Switch
5V Relay
LED Strip
Florescent Fixture
Water Pump (min 1L/m)
Vinyl Tubing (0.5" and 0.25")
Threaded Barbed 0.25"
(4) Florescent Grow Lights
12oz Plastic Cups
Plant Nutrients
Clay Pellets

1. Float valve built from a lever switch, stick and foam .. to a 5V relay .. flips the LED strip from blue to red .. alerting the user.
2. 3D printed 0.5 and 0.25 inch tube connections .. failed. Layered grain leaked no matter the tension of the pipe clamps.
3. Damn! .. -ed the tube every 10 cups to increase water level -- cut from excess piping.
4. Tattered soldering iron and /red/ (shd be white) plastic cups .. holes and hallucinations. Breathe with me-akhdfncsowpa;/.sa,
5. Themed blue and white relative to the BGC in question. Each over-paid unnecessary manager of this facility will elate to yet another assured tax-funded monthly income now thx in large part to my involuntary volunteering. Question your 'community centers' ..
6. Velcro lashing to secure and make removable the tubes.

TVShow 4X32 Bard
(Retired) Orbital Clock Page
Due to disinterest in updating scripting to retain precision measurements collaborated with more recent ease of data acquisition online .. we have shut down the OTC page ( after 10+ years. Links to the numerous categories of data aggregated will remain accessible on the OTC hold-page hosted locally. PHP and JS script will be made available both locally and on GitLab.

OTC remains our modern measure of time and will continue to improve relative to refinement of data. The Chromium extension displaying OTC day of year and year remains available here: otcext [download .zip]
Storm in a Box (Maker Faire New York)
Per request .. assisting in (doing) the construction of a display project for IONYC and the Boys and Girls Club of Astoria for Maker Faire NYC. The original proposal was for a Raspberry Pi 'weather station' .. but seeing as 'weather' is not abundant at a booth in Queens, we (me) decided to bring the weather to the weather station.

(2) Arduino Uno
Raspberry Pi
Wind Vane
Rain Gauge
Adafruit Neopixels
Water Pump
12V Fan

Arduino Neopixels Lightning Code

1. Acrylic acquired from disposed picture frames. So .. so much waste.
2. Wind is windy .. stop being so negative pressure!
3. Deadline was this project's undoing; shd have dome'd.
4. Due to circumstances .. SIAB will be left to a third party to operate (?!) at MFNY

TVShow 4X31 Center Surround Sound (NodeMCU)
When settling speakers in to place, you are idealizing that you will always sit dead center .. yet in our more lethargic reality, we lounge off-center. As consequence, you cease being the center of the speaker array .. until now ..

NodeMCU ESP8266 ESP-12E V2 (2)
Digital Potentiometer (2)
5V Power Supply (2)
4 Dip Switch (2)
4 Slot Terminals (2)


1. Intended to create an app with MIT App Inventor .. how-ever .. per the previous HaD FP (Voice Kitchen Faucet) .. it was decided to employ an alternative favored open source (-ish) voice command software purely as demonstration.
2. Adding additional speakers merely requires copy-paste and if-statement modifications .. tho ideally a more advanced 'find' function upon installation would be coded.
3. Variances of % may depend on wattage (See #4)
4. Higher voltage systems would subsequently require HV digital potentiometers (AD7376)
5. Why is this .. not already a thing?!