Colorful custom action buttons on the right side of a SteamDeck held up to the camera

Custom SteamDeck Buttons

Update from 2023-02-02 To answer the most common question I’ve gotten after publishing this right away: No, I do not plan on selling these. This is something I did for fun and out of love, I’m not interested in making money off of it, and I frankly already have my hands full enough as is without adding a custom button business to the mix as well. I’ve provided this write-up to give you an idea of how to do it yourself, and I hope you’ll enjoy it....

January 19, 2023 · Updated February 14, 2024 · 13 min

How to edit an STL file in FreeCAD

Create a new file “File” > “Import”, import the STL Select the Part workbench Select the imported model “Part” > “Create shape from mesh”. A tesselation distance of 0.10 should work. Delete or hide import. “Part” > “Convert to solid” Source

September 30, 2022 · 1 min
My two Kratky grown Basil plants, next to the two Kratky grown Oregano plants

Hydroponics the Kratky way

Since my partner loves spicy food, earlier this year I got us a chili growing kit. What was meant as an experiment has since become a full blown pepper growing operation that has taken over my livingroom window sills and half the balcony and already yielded its first fruits. And because whenever I try something new I also tend to do way too much research on it, while getting the plants started the normal way in soil (and then promptly running into the first issues with fungus gnats) I started to look deeper into hydroponics....

September 12, 2021 · 5 min