Picnic Projects

Sunday afternoon tinkering

  • Klikaan Klikuit, RFXcom and Raspberry Pi made simple

    I spend many hours to figure out how to use RFXcom together with my klikaan klikuit (KAKU) 433 MHz devices. In the end it appeared to be very, very simple. Send a message to your KAKU device in python 3:import serialmessage = ‘0B11000200AAD51E09010F70’serial_device = ‘/dev/ttyUSB0’serial_rate = 38400serial_timeout = 9port = serial.Serial(serial_device, serial_rate, timeout=serial_timeout)port.write(bytes.fromhex(message))On a windows…

  • The 100 best jazz albums you need in your collection on Spotify

    GQ magazine published as list of best Jazz albums ever: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/best-jazz-albums I spotified them, enjoy! Rank Album Artist(s) 1 Kind Of Blue (Legacy Edition) Miles Davis 2 Giant Steps (Deluxe Edition) John Coltrane 3 Getz/Gilberto (Expanded Edition) Stan Getz João Gilberto 4 Sketches Of Spain 50th Anniversary (Legacy Edition) Miles Davis 5 Yardbird Suite Charlie…

  • 50 years of Nederpop albums in Spotify (from Oor Magazine)

    Dutch pop magazine Oor published a list of best Nederpop albums ever. I made a list of links to the albums in Spotify Rank Artist Album Year 1 Urban dance squad Mental floss for the globe 2007 2 Herman Brood & his Wild romance Shpritsz 2007 3 Spinvis Spinvis 2002 4 Johan Pergola 2001 5…

  • Font Sample Generator

    Through the years, I’ve collected over 1000 fonts (mostly TTF). Whenever I need one, I’d like to be able to browse through all of them easily. So far, I didn’t find a software package that is both quick and easy. Therefore, I made a small python script that generates a single html file with samples…

  • 50 Greatest Classical Recordings

    Classical music made a list of the 50 greatest recordings of all time. It’s great to have all these excellent albums in a list and even better to have them available with a single click Rank Album Artist(s) 1 Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (orchestral excerpts) Richard Wagner Wiener Philharmoniker Sir Georg Solti 2 Beethoven:…

  • Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time in Spotify

    In September 2020 Rolling Stone magazine published a list with the 500 greatest albums of all time. The list was created by artists, producers, critics, and people from the music industry. On a lazy afternoon I made a script that creates a sortable list of these albums with links to Spotify. This is the only…