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  • AlanGP commented on Mohannad Rawashdeh's instructable BH1750 Digital Light Sensor2 months ago
    BH1750 Digital Light Sensor

    Hi Mohannad, Many thanks for this. A very useful tutorial.Alan

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  • AlanGP commented on SteveQuinn's instructable Arduino I2C LCD Driver Library and PackMan2 months ago
    Arduino I2C LCD Driver Library and PackMan

    Steve,Many thanks for this - just what I needed.Alan

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  • Wol Clock ESP8266-12E + 60 LED WS2812B analogue digital clock

    Still needs a housing. Took about 40 minutes from turning on the soldering iron to first life. This is the first IoT project I have made and its great. Many thanks, Jon_Fuge, for the work you have put into this project. I've used a NodeMCU1.0 (12E) module because I got a few cheap from eBay - it has a 0.9 form factor but has the 12E daughter board - I suspect it was an end of run thing - hence cheap. Used the Arduino IDE (1.6.13) on a PC, bizarrely my iMac couldn't see the module on the USB, perhaps I need a driver.No matter, its working and currently hanging off a cupboard draw knob in my living room. The connection appears to be at the 12 o'clock position but I understood that the code had been changed 180 degrees to facilitate the nice little printed hold in this Instructable. Is t...see more »Still needs a housing. Took about 40 minutes from turning on the soldering iron to first life. This is the first IoT project I have made and its great. Many thanks, Jon_Fuge, for the work you have put into this project. I've used a NodeMCU1.0 (12E) module because I got a few cheap from eBay - it has a 0.9 form factor but has the 12E daughter board - I suspect it was an end of run thing - hence cheap. Used the Arduino IDE (1.6.13) on a PC, bizarrely my iMac couldn't see the module on the USB, perhaps I need a driver.No matter, its working and currently hanging off a cupboard draw knob in my living room. The connection appears to be at the 12 o'clock position but I understood that the code had been changed 180 degrees to facilitate the nice little printed hold in this Instructable. Is that code available?Once again a big shout out to the author for making my IoT debut an easy one.AlanGP

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  • DS3231 OLED alarm clock with 2-button menu setting and temperature display

    The only remaining problem is that, in this form and as can be seen in the photo, the two "on" LEDs on the Arduino and DS3231 boards are very bright - they may have to go - pointless dimming the screen at night otherwise. Since this is rapidly turning into my favourite alarm clock and becoming a "keeper" this would not represent a problem.

    Hi df99, im going to look at the pusheen variant with a view to changing the graphics to suit my personality. Again, gratitude for your work - its a lot easier when someone else (brighter) takes the slog out of the programming.

    Aha! someone else brighter than me - thank you

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  • DS3231 OLED alarm clock with 2-button menu setting and temperature display

    Additionaly, Arduino IDE 1.6.13 using the libraries supplied with the sketch. I was previously using the Sodaq DS 3231 library but the alarm clock sketch would not compile so I changed to the supplied libraries, which fixed it. I think the compiler must be more case sensitive and generally more picky than previously. The other RTC/DS3231 sketches I had been running previously also compile on this library without issue - odd, but if it ain't broke don't fix it. ?

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  • Programming the ESP8266-12E using Arduino software/IDE

    I purchased an ESP 8266 NodeMCU board from eBay because they are receiving massive uTube attention, so what's it all about? The board is marked "0.9" although the advert was for the 12E - Ho hum eBay ?. My only concerns were the LUA programming environment and how to upload the code. This Instructable has knocked all those issues away so thank you very much jainrk for your work. Regards AlanGP

    The LUA environment is an "add on" language (NodeMCU boards use LUA 5.1) so apart from the obvious differences i.e. GPIO as opposed to digital and analogue inputs/outputs programming has a familiar feel - only some of the terms have changed. There are plenty of LUA code snippets out there in Internet land, which will allow you to programme the basic functions.

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  • AlanGP commented on punkkills's instructable Micro 105 FPV Quadcopter - 3D Printed8 months ago
    Micro 105 FPV Quadcopter - 3D Printed

    I just thought I'd better add that I have used Cleanflight before with Naze32, which is possibly why I had fewer problems.

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  • AlanGP commented on punkkills's instructable Micro 105 FPV Quadcopter - 3D Printed8 months ago
    Micro 105 FPV Quadcopter - 3D Printed

    Awesome! Just finished to pre-FPV standard and did a living room maiden. Everything seems fine. A couple of self induced hiccups - tried to connect using a micro USB charging cable, you can guess how that went........and one motor leaped out of its mount when I fired up the first time - isn't hot glue wonderful ? My TX is a Taranis with the Orange Walkera/DSMx/DSM2 module set to DSM2-1024, which bound easily. I'll post an "I made it" shortly. Many thanks Punkkills

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