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u/CadBane · 3 pointsr/askswitzerland

First the books:
Lonely Planet is great but the lack of pictures usually don't make them fun to read. I love the Eyewitness Travel Guides and the one from Switzerland is quite good.
A great book (and must read imho) is Swiss Watching by Diccon Bewes. He also has a blog with great insights of Swiss life/culture.
As for websites, does a decent job.

  1. Try and see one of the many fireworks on 31 July and 1 August. Maybe get yourself a cheap little bbq and go to a lake and have your own little grill party. Many spots around lakes have already built bbqs and grills so you only have to make a fire.

  2. Endless possibilities, I would almost say: you could hike anywhere.

  3. All neighboring countries are fun to visit. Cool, and reasonable close destinations are: Lichtenstein (I think train-wise it would be covered), Lago Maggiore in Italy/Switzerland, or [Castle Neuschwanstein] ( in southern Germany (the castle the was the inspiration for the Disney castle.

  4. As a foreigner living here I have realized that the Swiss love politeness and minding your own business. Most people won't appreciate it if you start chatting to them in the train. They're not trying to be rude, they just like everybody to have their peace. Also, Switzerland is small but every region has it's own dialect/language. The French speaking region in the west is totally different from, say, Zürich, which is also different from the Italian speaking region in the south east. I would recommend visiting as many regions as possible.

    Well, and if you're around Bern, just send me a message, we can have a beer!
u/DantesDame · 1 pointr/askswitzerland

Before moving here I bought a "northern european" adaptor and found that the pins were slightly too wide for the sockets. I could shove them in, but it wasn't a good fit. However, I purchased some specifically for Switzerland and they fit perfectly.

These are the ones I bought and like the best: (all Amazon links) 3 prong adaptors and a multi-plug adaptor. They've both worked well.

And for those who need a step down transformer, I found that this one also works great.

u/Shinekaze · 2 pointsr/askswitzerland

Gladly! I based my builds on one developed by Ulrich Radig, who makes his source code pretty freely available on his forums and on github. He's got an (older version) assembly and demonstration on that first link, towards the bottom.

Basically, you lay out strips of WS2812 LEDs to form a grid of lights, say 13x13, depending on how many letters wide your clock face needs to be. These LEDs can be controlled individually by a signal from a microprocessor, so you can turn on just the necessary lights instead of the whole strip. For a controller, we use a NodeMCU 12-E or similar ESP-8266 board, which is a low cost (8 euro) microcontroller that also has wifi built into it and which can be programmed in the same manner as an Arduino. You then put a grid between the LEDs to mask the lights and to prevent the light from lighting up the letters around it, since you just want one letter per LED to be lit up. Ulrich used water jet cut foam for his, my first one was cardboard, but I now have a 3d printer and will print something for it. Over the grid, you put a face plate with the letters etched, cut, or painted on it. Ulrich used a silkscreen method on glass. I used painter's tape on a opaque plexiglas, traced and cut out the lettering, then a couple of coats of black spray paint over that. I carefully peeled out the tape and it left a negative of the letter for the light to shine through. This time I'm going to maybe do something nicer, laser cut metal or wood (haven't quite decided). The whole device is run on 5v power, so a simple 2A USB style cell phone charger is all you need for power.

Ulrich did most of the heavy lifting with his code, where he created a sort of library that stores the "addresses" of the LEDs in a big matrix, then created reference functions to the matrix. Calling the function "Es" lights up LEDs numbered 1,2. Calling "ist" lights 4,5, and 6. This is set up for all the other words as well. He also built in a time lookup service to sync the time over the internet, and he included a web server function so you can connect to the clock over wifi and control the colors, brightness, and so on. I have mostly just adapted his code on my previous projects, but I hope to go a little further on this one, to add in a battery powered back up clock module, and if I have time, to refine the web server that Ulrich made.

u/curiossceptic · 1 pointr/askswitzerland

I used adapters from tessan:

This is not a voltage converter, but will work for most devices like your phone, laptop. For your hair dryers etc you should check the specs on the device itself at least some of those are made to work under both voltages (if it either states a voltage range like "110-240V" or sometimes also as "110/240V") .

u/SuperGuitar · 9 pointsr/askswitzerland

Ive been to Switzerland 16 times since 2006. (Touring musician) I bought this euro power converter about 4 years ago and it’s been perfect. My band mates have all bought one also because of how jealous they were of mine. Here is the link

I’ve used mine to power my chargers, laptop, various guitar pedals and lots of other stuff. Hope that helps.

u/chickensh1t · 1 pointr/askswitzerland

From the insider:

Hugo Lötscher, Der Waschküchenschlüssel (short story in German, here it is). Part of this book.


From the outsider:

Richard D. Lewis, When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures; Switzerland, pages 238-243. The whole book as PDF is available here, and is fantastic if you are interested in a spot-on and tangible overview of different "cultures and societal quirks".

u/blueishgoldfish · 1 pointr/askswitzerland

My solution in the States is to get a surge suppressor with an angled plug, like this one.

The plug is pretty flat against the wall, then I can plug stuff in somewhere else, and have some basic surge suppression.

u/thoemsn · 4 pointsr/askswitzerland

I assume, you're speaking no German at all? Then I would recommend Hoi - Your New Swiss German Survival Guide. Unfortunately, the preview doesn't do justice to the real book, as it only shows the introduction and no Swiss German words/phrases.

If you prefer listening to writing, then try Pimsleur Swiss German. It's 10 lessons (5 hours) and at the end you should be familiar enough with the language to do at least a little bit of small talk.