This has been on my tinker-list for around 4 years, and I've finally got around doing it. I made a little temperature controlled relay to my rice-cooker which enables me to use it as a sous-vide apparatus. That's wonderful, because it's now easier to prepare meat, and most importantly, eat 67 °C eggs. So how did I do it? I bought a really cheap PID from DealExtreme, and with some help of Martin Deen I had everything set up.
But that's where things got wrong 4 years ago... The PID didn't seem to function properly, I couldn't find a way to calibrate it and I was missing tools and manuals to create a good enclosure for the PID. So I left the project catching dust in a drawer..
Technology is making it easier to collect data, for example phone usage. From the 1st of January I tracked how much I've used my phone by installing an app called Moment. It runs in the background and silently tracks how much you use your phone. As said, the first step towards behaviour-change is providing insight in current behaviour.
Lately I've been exploring iPython for data-analysis and sharing snippets of data. I've started a Github repository that contains some notebooks I'm working on. And I've embedded the one below where I analyse my phone usage:
I've been on a little holiday!The destination was Moniga del Garda, Italy. And I've shot some great panorama's that I wanted to share with you:
This summer I'm visiting Sri Lanka and I bought a little pocket camera to help me with some better pictures. I chose the S120, because of Neistat.