It’s been a while since I did any electronics. I no longer have a soldering iron or any accessories.
Having watched Bruh Automation I got a Rasperry Pi3 B on amazon Japan. It was a little overpriced at 5980JPY a story for another time.
In the “$15 DIY Multisensor – Temperature, Humidity, Light, Motion, and RGB LED” video Ben links parts to AliExpress.
Having only heard faint details about it I decided to ask a few friends.
One mentioned that he bought off them years back and that he paid by PayPal. That would have been nice. Sadly the option is no more.
Another friend who lives in China said AliExpress is much like taobao (Chinese eBay) as in it’s huge. Ali pay and alibaba are some of the biggest companies out there. So it’s “probably” safe he told me.
Off I went ordering parts. So as I ordered the 5 parts at the same time from almost the same separate vendors Ben mentions.
|Mini PIR *||1589||2018.03.24||2018.03.29||Your Cee|
|Sub Total||8792 (JPY)||+ Enclosure||+ Misc|
*PIR – This is the only item I couldn’t buy from the links provided. AliExpress usually offers alternates. The pieces looked about right. (now 1546¥) This is an alternate shop which was cheaper and more importantly not sold out.
Given that the video is now about a year old it’s nice to see that the vendors are still around and all the above mentioned ones have a 98-99% positive feedback rating.
The leads I had purchased on Amazon for the Sonoff basics which should be arriving soon enough. The price on Amazon was just a tiny bit more expensive with faster shipping.
Another cost to these multisensors provided the parts all work is the enclosure. I’m thinking that I’ll just swing by a DIY home hardware shop or Daiso (dollar store).
I’m currently wondering if I can put more sensors on the NodeMCU… for example a door open close sensor or a double PIR to scan left and right in a hallway.
- Car Air freshener case: Daiso / 100¥
- USB power adapter Daiso / 200¥ (not all units)
- A couple micro USB cables / 100¥ (not all units)
Most of them reused many chargers and cables I had lying around.
This an old unfinished post.
Will end this here.