• A Python powered MacroPad/StreamDeck

    I decided to put left-over parts from my mechanical keyboard and a Raspberry Pi Pico to good use and build a MacroPad. This is a small keypad, where each switch can be programmed with a certain button or combination of buttons to quickly execute often needed shortcuts. Streamers often have...


  • Adding Aqara Sensors to Home Assistant

    Home Assistant is running great! It is time to add some more devices to my setup, and since all groundwork to add Zigbee devices using Zigbee2MQTT was done previously (check out this post) it makes sense to add more devices that support this protocol. For this post I picked up...


  • Gwent Popularity Article on TBG!

    Recently Team Bandit Gang’s very own Babyjosus has been very active pushing out new Gwent content! He has been interviewing people of the community (including me) about the decks they play and why in the series Whats in my Deckbuilder. Their PodCast, the Iron Falcon Report, even got a shout...


  • PCA Plots with Loadings in Python

    Like the previous Code Nugget, this bit of code will add some often needed features to PCA plots done with Python. Here the loadings and variance explained will be added to the plot, this is something that is included by default in R’s biplot(), but in Python there is more...


  • Correlation Heatmaps with Significance in Python

    While Pandas and Seaborn offer very quick ways to calculate correlations and show them in a heatmap. Whether those correlations are statistically significant or not is omitted from those plots. Over the years I’ve collected bits and pieces of code, like this, that turn out to be quite useful. Though...


  • Building a Bluetooth Speaker Part 2

    Finished my Kyber Crystal Crate Bluetooth speaker as shown in The Smuggler’s Room. The electronics inside were discussed in part 1. The shell is printed in PETG which had some issues with the details as the retraction settings were not dialed in 100% yet, so the prints required a fair...


  • GameBoy Zero Builds

    About a year ago I build a GameBoy Zero (a Raspberry Pi Zero in a gameboy shell) and this weekend I finished a second one. You can see some picture of the first one (black case) and the new one (transparant, blue shell) below. While I thought about doing a...

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