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5CommentsPalmer LakeJoined December 13th, 2014
Working with microprocessor controllers since 1975, using machine code, assembler, Basic, Forth, and C++. Currently doing most of my work with Arduino.

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  • DIY Home Automation with ESP8266 (Linknode R4) and Amazon Alexa

    I have the serial monitor open and I periodically see the following:------------------Got UDP Belkin Request..Sending response to 192.168.1.23Port : 50000Response sent !Sending response to 192.168.1.23Port : 50000Response sent !Sending response to 192.168.1.23Port : 50000Response sent !Sending response to 192.168.1.23Port : 50000Response sent ! ########## Responding to setup.xml ... ######## (three of these with a long line under each one beginning with "Sending :<?xml....")-------------------Is this just a periodic reconnection of the UDP link?

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  • DIY Home Automation with ESP8266 (Linknode R4) and Amazon Alexa

    What are the blank "#include" statements at the beginning of the code?

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  • ESP8266 MPSM v.2 DevBoard - MAINS WIFI Web Power Switch

    I'd like to install this device remotely, near the load that is being switched. Does anyone have an easy way to generate Vcc from the mains? It can be done with a bridge rectifier, a resistor ladder, and a linear regulator, but the ESP8266 needs upwards of 200 ma when it's in transmit mode and the resistor ladder has to dissipate too much heat in order to provide a satisfactory voltage divider function to get down to a max of 35 volts feeding the regulator.

    I agree, but most of them are potted, so they need a bulky socket. I guess I'll be doing some destructive disassembly.

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