This is technically a very simple laser project but I had a lot of fun putting it together and wanted to share.
We use PiHole at home to block most internet ads in our entire network. It’s very nice but sometimes you want to click on a relevant ad (read: google ads). So I made this to control it.
The buttons across the bottom temporarily disable the blocker and the switch on the right permanently disables it while it’s on. The screen shows a histogram of the last 3 hours of blocked requests and there’s some stats on top of that.
It runs on a Raspberry Pi Zero W and took a couple hundred lines of Python, and some fiddling with configuration but it’s been working fine all day today so I’m happy.