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A quick teardown of the NES Zapper Lightgun A quick teardown of the NES Zapper Lightgun, mostly as a love letter to the geniuses who built this and a girl I will always love
Posted: April 26, 2024
shouldibreaknocontact.com I have too much money, and I like to buy novelty domains
Posted: March 28, 2024
How to add Currently Playing to your homepage A code snippet to add a last.fm based currently playing section to your personal site
Posted: February 05, 2024
rough draft 1: is it possible to start anywhere that isn’t the beginning? essay 1 - should we even get started?
Posted: February 02, 2024
Poetry Publishing my personal poetry writing. Last updated 6/14
Posted: November 22, 2023 (Updated: 6/19/2024)
Shirtbot It's a slack bot that makes shirts
Posted: August 01, 2021
I feel stuck in the the engineering for engineers trap If you aren't an engineer please read this and reach out, I'd love to chat
Posted: June 20, 2021
Unwritten Coding Standards: Function Ordering A standard for how you should order functions in files to increase the consistency of your code bases
Posted: May 15, 2021
Designing a guitar with hot-swappable pickups I made a custom guitar with hot-swappable pickups
Posted: May 02, 2021
How to design a motherboard for your electronics project - Part 2 Designing a motherboard for your project is a great second step when developing an electronics project. This is the guide I wish existed when I got started doing this.
Posted: April 25, 2021
How to design a motherboard for your electronics project - Part 1 Designing a motherboard for your project is a great second step when developing an electronics project. This is the guide I wish existed when I got started doing this.
Posted: February 21, 2021
Caffstat Beta Caffstat is the first Hackable Home Thermostat
Posted: February 20, 2021
v2 Updates to my HomeKit Thermostat Making my thermostat project into something I can actually use every day
Posted: December 31, 2020
Building my own HomeKit Thermostat Built a custom HomeKit enabled thermostat, because I was fed up with the walled gardens of Nest
Posted: December 27, 2020
Unwritten Coding Standards: Vertical Whitespace Simple vertical whitespace rules that will make any code easier to read
Posted: May 27, 2020
Relationship Bootstrap Front-loading all the things I love and would inevitably tell you about anyway
Posted: May 24, 2020
Scalability Dimensions A few words on how you should order parameters to maximize codebase consistency and scalability
Posted: May 20, 2020
Unwritten Coding Standards: Parameter Ordering A few words on how you should order parameters to maximize codebase consistency and scalability
Posted: May 13, 2020
Complicated Customize your Apple Watch, enabled by WebHooks
Posted: March 09, 2019

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My name is Mike Lyons, and I am a Engineer / Entrepreneur living in the SF Bay Area. I love working with smart people to solve hard problems. I've worked at several startups in the bay area, my main area of focus is bridging the gap between hardware and software products. I've worked on Backend systems for hardware, Embedded Software, and Edge Machine Learning algorithms and pipelines. I am open for consulting, if you are interested shoot me an email at: mdl0394@gmail.com

Projects

Here are my current shipping projects. I'd love if you'd check them out and let me know what you think.

Caffstat (Beta)

A hackable home thermostat integrated with Home Assistant, Apple HomeKit and Google Home.

Complicated

An iOS / Watch OS app that makes it easy to build custom integrations with your watch

Let's Get Coffee

I would love to buy you coffee, whoever you are, just as long as you are willing to have a conversation with me about whatever random thing is on my mind. Reach out, you won't be sorry.

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