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Good morning! I'm Gerrit.

I'm into decentralized networks, open source hardware, modular design, distributed manufacturing, appropriate technology and solarpunk.

I spend most of my time liberating data from diabetes devices like insulin pumps and blood glucose meters, writing open-source software for

I would like to spend more time growing food and building hardware to support that, and I hope to find inspiration here in the community.

Just sent my first PCB Assembly order in to JLCPCB. Why am I so nervous? 😅

Getting closer to something that I can actually send off to the fab.

Sniffing some I2C packets to figure out why this battery fuel gauge chip I'm trying to talk to is not responding.

This $10 logic analyzer is one of the best debugging tools I've ever bought.

Discovered the Aesthetics Wiki through the Dense Discovery newsletter this morning:

Typing out sample code from a magazine like it's 1995, except in 2021 it's to play music on a Raspberry Pi Pico with only a small speaker and a resistor as external components.

@PINE64 Apologies if this has been asked many times already, but is the Nutcracker Challenge still open, i.e., are there still EVBs available?

@stevelord Oh snap, your Plan 9 post is trending at number 2 on Hacker News right now!

It's the middle of winter, but I've got rainbow chard, broccoli and lots of tomatoes growing in my hydroponic garden.

"Currently, less than 0.1% of hydrogen produced in Europe is green, produced via the electrolysis of water, with the electricity used in the process coming from renewable sources like wind and solar. More than 90% is grey hydrogen, made using fossil fuels like oil and coal, which emit CO2. This means that at a moment of climate emergency, public investment in hydrogen will essentially keep funding the same old pollutants."

#climateCrisis #hydrogen

Compiled Espruino firmware from source and flashed it to a Pixl.js board without any problems. I'm on a roll tonight! 🕺

Just compiled wxWidgets v3.0.5 from source to fix the double window border bug that affects KiCad on ElementaryOS, and it worked first time! 🎉

I have an extra copy of Offscreen magazine #22 (see for details) that I'd like to give to anyone that's interested. I'll ship it to you for free (UK only). DM me if interested. First come first served.

A bipartisan deal to shut down the Danish oil industry that is binding for future governments? It’s nice to see adults starting to act the way children have been asking them to.

Best book on how to deal with climate change that I've read in a long time, and it's free:

While it's focused on the US, the concepts are universally applicable. It cuts through all the bullshit and explains exactly what needs to be done 💯

@jrc03c Based on your last two toots, you appear to be enjoying the Dense Discovery newsletter 😉 I do too, definitely my fav at the moment!

@stevelord Just read your solarpunk article and really enjoyed it. I thought I knew everything about solarpunk, but your article had some many lovely rabbit holes it's going to take me while to work through them.

There's a fucking railway station in Japan that has no entrances. You can visit it only by exiting train and it usage is admiring nature.

The two modules to upgrade my Fairphone 3 to a 3+ just arrived in the mail 🎉

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