I was discussing the new wave of AI tools with an old colleague of mine the other morning. We’ve accumulated a lot of experience over the years - both having actively coded almost all our lives and doing it professionally for a large chunk of that time (I’ve probably spent 30 years coding for a living).
25 March 2023
A while back, I tried to power my Christmas lights using solar power, but it didn’t work out as planned - there simply wasn’t enough daylight (and more importantly sunlight) to charge up the battery.
23 March 2023
ChatGTP is an amazing technology - you can use it for all sorts of things, from generating code to writing poetry. You can even make a cocktail bot:
08 March 2023
I’ve been seriously YouTubing now since around 2020 (please like and subscribe… 😉). What started off as a way of staying sane during lockdown has turned into a full time hobby - my channel now has over 100 videos and over 27,000 subscribers.
06 March 2023
ChatGPT now has an official API - this means we can migrate our cocktail bot from using Davinci to using the official ChatGPT API.
05 March 2023
Exciting news from OpenAI - there’s now an API for ChatGPT. For a while, I’ve been thinking that we were heading rapidly into the trough of disillusionment when it comes to Large Language Models.
01 March 2023
I’ve been accumulating a lot of USB-C devices, it started off with the Mini Hotplate and now I’ve also got a TS80P soldering iron.
15 February 2023
06 February 2023
We’ve pretty much reached peak hype on ChatGPT - and maybe we’re already heading into the trough of despair.
15 January 2023
We often look at Kickstarter projects with pretty jaded eyes - everyone has a story of how they got burned by a project that never delivered. So, for a nice change I’ve got a reasonably happy story to tell. I didn’t get what I wanted, but I also came out with a nice result.
12 January 2023
We’re all (well, at least I am) getting pretty excited by what we see with ChatGPT and other large language models - it’s amazing progress in a ridiculously short space of time.
08 January 2023
I posted a recent video that showed how to use ChatGPT to generate code for Arduino projects - it was a fun little experiment - it worked really well. Worth a watch if you want to see some of the coding capabilities of ChatGPT.
01 January 2023
The last post I wrote made it onto Hacker News - a very popular site for nerds and geeks. At one point it was number 2 which is pretty impressive.
15 December 2022
ChatGPT has been blowing people’s minds. I thought I’d give it the challenge of helping to build a startup. Let’s see how it does.
05 December 2022
We’ve been looking at making PCB motors. So far, we’ve got some promising results, we can make a magnet jump around - and we can even make our motor turn. We can even get our motor up to pretty high speeds - 2700+ RPM - which is pretty bonkers. You can watch a video version of this post here - there are a lot of nice animations in it:
20 November 2022
I’ve been making a KiCad PCBNew action plugin recently for generating coils - you can watch a video of the results below, but I wanted to capture what I had learnt for future reference - mostly so that I have something to refer to, but hopefully this will be useful to others as well.
24 October 2022
I’ve been messing around making PCB coils, but instead of drawing them by hand, which would be pretty frustrating, I’ve automated the entire process.
23 October 2022
We’ve got a few options when developing on the RaspberryPI. We can connect a mouse, keyboard and monitor and treat it like a desktop computer - but it’s not always very convenient.
24 September 2022