NRF24L01+ Tiniest delivery yet (part 1)

NRF24L01+ Tiniest delivery yet (part 1)

It’s the tiniest and oddly enough I think it took the longest to arrive. Ooh another antennae. hmm this digital crop isn’t the best Nothing to see here. Only flux residue I think. This is my little translator from WIFI mqtt to whatever proprietary format the milight uses. The purchase was an idea I picked up on his page. I bought a milight a … Continue reading NRF24L01+ Tiniest delivery yet (part 1)

Some (re)assembly required. AliExpress damaged packaging & “broken” contents.

AliExpress… Great asset, good selection, good prices. What’s the downside? Unless you’re into fixing new products sometimes the downside is that your product arrives with damage. More often than not the product itself will be damage free but the packaging will have gone through a heavy beating. Many people would say this is the mail service’s fault and I would agree in part. However which … Continue reading Some (re)assembly required. AliExpress damaged packaging & “broken” contents.

RCWL-0516: More outdoor issues with the PIR AM312

Sunshine… I thought that this movement false positive was only a cheap ip camera thing. Alas no… Come to think of it two sensors are starting to act up. Upstairs bedroom and outside. The bedroom sensor used to give me false positives due to a bad power supply. The outdoor one now seems to alert a lot as the shadow of the house grows and … Continue reading RCWL-0516: More outdoor issues with the PIR AM312

Sonoff basic GPIO14 cabling

When installing a reed switch or PIR sensor the output of the wires is sometimes cause for concern. In my previous setup the jumper wires came out with power cables. This eventually let to interference of the power with the PIR sensor and caused much ghosting. I had read about people sticking the wires out the top but then realized that they all drilled a … Continue reading Sonoff basic GPIO14 cabling

Cancelling the cancellation.

A short blurb. Interestingly when I ordered the same parts from multiple vendors, to see which shipped out first, and decided to cancel the remaining order. Obviously I had to chose a reason. I chose vendor didn’t ship out quickly as this was my test. About an hour later the vendor reverses my cancelation and sends me a message explaining that reason was not valid, … Continue reading Cancelling the cancellation.

Sonoff *in fluorescent light housing.

Although it’s a different light. There has been an update to the way I have integrated the sonoff basic. It no longer hangs off the edge but is rather unnoticed and sitting inside despite the 40c operating limit. See post here   Living in Japan fluorescent lighting in house is everywhere. Although I’ve gotten used to it now it was strange at first. Virtually all … Continue reading Sonoff *in fluorescent light housing.

Bruh mutlisensor AliExpress for under 10$

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 “$15 DIY Multisensor – Temperature, Humidity, Light, Motion, and RGB LED” video Ben links parts to AliExpress. Having only heard faint … Continue reading Bruh mutlisensor AliExpress for under 10$

My first hiccup with AliExpress

For the Bruh multisensor, I decided it might be prudent of me to also order some cheap USB power adapters after all if all the parts were in working order I’d have 10 multi-sensors sensors. Now I know not to expect much especially when I found a dual 2.1/1 amp charger for 103JPY. I figured I’d give them a try, as with shipping they would … Continue reading My first hiccup with AliExpress