Hmm aliexpress

You’re always bordering on the edge of dissatisfaction. The shop I bought my LED strip and accessories from on 11.13 (11.11 sale) At first I got a false tracking number with local post, probably to extend the time they get to send out the products. Nothing happens for a week Then a new package appears with an EMS tracking code that is invalid. The postal … Continue reading Hmm aliexpress

Replacement of the DHT22

Part 1 /  Part 2 Finally the AHT10 and BME280 sensors have arrived. First step soldering pins. Got to unwrap my newest soldering iron. Then loading up tasmota on the nodemcu. (The same one that was already outside) Despite all the OLD instructions to edit the useroverride section in the sonoff.bin I simply downloaded the newest 6.6.0 tasmota as per instructions has i2c support for … Continue reading Replacement of the DHT22

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.

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.