Netninja’s Top Posts of 2022

Quite a few of the blogs I read are doing a “top posts of 2022” feature. I figured I’d follow suit. Let’s take a look back, shall we?

Dark Night: A Weekly Break From Distractions

Back in February, I kicked off the practice of taking one night a week to disconnect from the digital world. My Dark Night Guide has apparently resonated with folks.

Translating the Written Language in Obi-Wan Kenobi

I’ve been really getting into the new Star Wars stuff on Disney+. Andor was phenomenal. But back when Obi Wan was airing, I got curious about all the written text. I even made a futuristic laser-cut translator, which I apparently never wrote about in the blog.

Remaking the Fake VGA Charge Cable

A silly suggestion turned into a silly 3D printer project: designing and printing a fake VGA connector housing that disguises an Apple Lightning cable.

Using the Adafruit Feather Huzzah With AWS IoT

As part of building an interactive QR code display, I had to figure out how to get a specific microcontroller working with AWS’s IoT. Adafruit picked up on it and the post gathered a few page views.

Stray Cosplay for my Cats

After playing a video game with a feline protagonist, Stray, I was so inspired I had to go to the fabric store and make a cat costume.

Wear Your Result on Your Sleeve, errr, Chest

2022 marked the year that I started cautiously going to gatherings again — with COVID tests before and masks during. I designed a line of 3D printed necklaces that hold an assortment of types of COVID tests.

And those are the top posts! It was a pretty good look back at the year. And feel free to browse the 2022 Archives to see if anything else jumps out as fun or interesting.

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Brian Enigma

Brian Enigma is a Portlander, manipulator of atoms & bits, minor-league blogger, and all-around great guy. He typically writes about the interesting “maker” projects he's working on, but sometimes veers off into puzzles, software, games, local news, and current events.

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