Category Archives: Arduino

ESP8266 XMas Light v2

On November 27, 2017 of last year I posted that I was able to turn on the lights on and off using an ESP8266 XMas Lights and ESP8266 I took that same setup and upgraded it. Newer MQTT Code Better … Continue reading

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Impressive Weight Loss

OK, I know most of this is water weight, but still feels great considering June 13 I was 303.0 lbs. Couple things about this keto diet Everyone is different, some get in to Ketosis in 1 day others in 3 … Continue reading

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End of A Great Week

July 1 may be the first day of the month, but it ends a great week. Wife and I got back from a business/pleasure getaway. Stayed at the Angel of the Winds Casino/Hotel. Week was not done when I got … Continue reading

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Power Outage Knocked Out System

Last night had a power outage, one of my ESXi hosts was rebooted. Need to fix that. But another issue was that an connectivity to the MQTT server was lost for a few minutes.  MQTT server was not down, just … Continue reading

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433Mhz TX Troubles

What a discovery today, figured out that the type of transmitter matters. Note the one on the left, that is the better one.  But from the electronics on board, they both seam the same.  On thing I did notice when … Continue reading

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Arduino Book

Today purchased an Arduino Book Learn Electronics with Arduino: An Illustrated Beginner’s Guide to Physical Computing Hoping it will lead to better documentation for me On a side note, something weird happened to my vision today, like there was flashing, … Continue reading

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Upgrading Arduino

Today I embarked on upgrading my Arduino.  The IDE, libs, and ESP8266 compiler. There were some pain points, but there was one really painful one, a simple cable was bad. In the end it look like ok. Also I worked … Continue reading

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LinuxFest 2018 Summary

Back home from LinuxFest 2018.  Usually I feel a little sad and excited for next time, this time I am glad it is over. The big reason was that I lost 3 weeks due to three different illnesses. That was … Continue reading

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433Mhz RFID Keypad

Today I got the a 433 Mhz Keypad that can do RFID. Runs on 3AAA batteries. Six screws hold it shut and a connector connects it to between the keypad and the electronics. There is a tamper switch in the … Continue reading

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Right Arduino Setup[

My Raspberry Pi 3 B+ came in No time to play with it though, I have been struggling with some buggy arduino libriaries. I reverted back to some older versions I know work just so I can get trough my … Continue reading

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