Hello, I'm Thomas Langewouters. This is my personal website, I use it to document some of the things I create as a hobby. I enjoy writing and sharing these notes, and most of the time it is useful documentation for future-me.
I live in Europe/Belgium, right next to the city of Ghent, together with my wife Ellen and our two sons, Arthur and Louis. I enjoy walking, hiking and running in nature.
You can find the 3d designs I share on my thingiverse user page
I also have a GitHub account, with some past projects.
I started this website as a teenager, and at one point it didn't receive updates for more than 10 years. I felt the itch to write about my makes and hacks once again, so I dated all my really old content with timestamps.
My website was previously rendered by a static website generator I wrote (10+ years ago) that used docutils, and the content uses RestructuredText for markup (which was a thing before markdown became popular). So nowadays I can use Pelican to render the old content and enjoy Pelican plugins to enable more features.
Stuff I can get weirdly enthusiastic about
- Microhydro electricity/power generation
- Home assistant
- 3D printing
- embedded controllers
- TDD, Unit/regression/automated testing
- Hierarchical state machines
- Dell XPS15 laptop
- Logitech M570 trackballs
- Apple mini keyboards (USB, without numpad)
- Prusa MK3s 3D Printer
- Glue gun
- Stereo metallurgical microscope
- radare2, python-pfp, vim-pfp
- openscad 3D modelling
- Ubuntu, armbian, buildroot
- Raspberry pi's
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You can direct-message me, or mention me @thouters