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  • bill1959parker commented on bekathwia's instructable 13 Ideas for Diffusing LEDs9 months ago
    13 Ideas for Diffusing LEDs

    Hi Becky I stuck 36 ping pong balls onto a strip of ws2812 and put them in a large jar using clear silicone to stop them moving with all the strip and controller in the centre so nothing shows It had a tap outlet near the bottom I took that off to alow my power supply 5V cable to enter through the hole.. I made 2 one for my daughter and one for my carer and both love them. I used ir controllers off ebay but now after using BLYNK I wish i had used the ESP2866-12E so it they could be switched from anywhere. Thanks for the great idea of ping pong balls. I intend making myself one using cotton wool as i made an imitation fire with ws2812 and cotton wool and it looked vert effective. I am now following you and hope to try plenty of your ideas to pass my time and spend hours learning from you...

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    Hi Becky I stuck 36 ping pong balls onto a strip of ws2812 and put them in a large jar using clear silicone to stop them moving with all the strip and controller in the centre so nothing shows It had a tap outlet near the bottom I took that off to alow my power supply 5V cable to enter through the hole.. I made 2 one for my daughter and one for my carer and both love them. I used ir controllers off ebay but now after using BLYNK I wish i had used the ESP2866-12E so it they could be switched from anywhere. Thanks for the great idea of ping pong balls. I intend making myself one using cotton wool as i made an imitation fire with ws2812 and cotton wool and it looked vert effective. I am now following you and hope to try plenty of your ideas to pass my time and spend hours learning from you on my days of having to stay in bed due to my disability.Thank You

    Hi Kelly I use ws2812 led strips off ebay for approx £16 for 5 Mtrs. That way each led can be a different colour if you want and if you buy a ws2812 led controller they are around £3 and a 5v plug in adaptor for £1.99 all from ebay china dont worry about it coming from china as any of these bought cheap in the uk will be from china you will pay 3 or 4 times more for same item from the UK also I have never had to pay duty on electronic items from china you normally get stung from USA for duty. If you use the ws2812 led strip just make sure you order everything 5V as 12V is available also but I like to stick to 5V as I sometimes program arduino's to run them and any boards like arduino raspbery pi and so on are all 5V. There is never any problem with heat. If you see Neopixel they can be ...

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    Hi Kelly I use ws2812 led strips off ebay for approx £16 for 5 Mtrs. That way each led can be a different colour if you want and if you buy a ws2812 led controller they are around £3 and a 5v plug in adaptor for £1.99 all from ebay china dont worry about it coming from china as any of these bought cheap in the uk will be from china you will pay 3 or 4 times more for same item from the UK also I have never had to pay duty on electronic items from china you normally get stung from USA for duty. If you use the ws2812 led strip just make sure you order everything 5V as 12V is available also but I like to stick to 5V as I sometimes program arduino's to run them and any boards like arduino raspbery pi and so on are all 5V. There is never any problem with heat. If you see Neopixel they can be used with the same controller as the ws2812.

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  • bill1959parker followed EasyIoT, bekathwia and yoyosteven9 months ago
      • ESP8266 WiFi Touch Screen Thermostat (EasyIoT Cloud)
      • ESP8266 Smart Plant Irrigation System
      • ESP8266 Controlling 4 Relays
      • How to Install LEDs Under a Scooter (with Bluetooth)
      • 13 Ideas for Diffusing LEDs
      • 3 Beginner Arduino Mistakes
      • NODEMCU 1.0 (ESP8266)  CONTROLLED RELAY USING BLYNK (OVER THE WEB)
      • NODEMCU 1.0 (ESP8266)  CONTROLLED RELAY USING BLYNK (OVER THE WEB)
  • NODEMCU 1.0 (ESP8266)  CONTROLLED RELAY USING BLYNK (OVER THE WEB)

    Hi Thank you this is a very easy tutorial and the very first BLYNK tutorial I have managed to follow and it work. You put it in very simple steps I will definitely be following you keep up the good work. Thanks again.

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  • Servo Motor Controlled With BLYNK Over WiFi

    Hi is the full code available for this or is it here but I don't understand it? I'm disabled from a head injury and find things hard to understand these days but want to build this. I have played with BLYNK but can not write code myself but hope to pick it up as I go along. ThanksBill

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  • bill1959parker commented on EvanKale's instructable Bluetooth Keyboard Mouse Adapter10 months ago
    Bluetooth Keyboard Mouse Adapter

    Hi I have a radio scanner that uses my serial 9pin D to control it. Would this work for me to have a wireless link to my radio scanner??Thanks

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  • bill1959parker followed EvanKale10 months ago
      • Pokemon Card Door
      • Guitar Cajon Mod (Internal Snare)
      • Ratchet Knob (Unidirectional Mechanism)
  • bill1959parker commented on Left-field Designs's instructable RS232 Serial Spy1 year ago
    RS232 Serial Spy

    Hi as you obviously know about serial communication I wonder if you could please answer a question for me. I have a radio scanner that I control with a windows program with a D9 serial cable. The radio antenna is on the other side of my bedroom and I am disabled and have to spend a lot of time in bed so I want to know if it is possible to use HC-05 or HC-06 bluetooth modules to transmit and receive the serial from my laptop to my scanner? If not do you know of a simple way of doing this?. I can then use my wireless headphones with the scanner with my laptop on my over bed table.Thanking youBill

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  • bill1959parker commented on vahidyou's instructable Serial Port Over WiFi1 year ago
    Serial Port Over WiFi

    Hi I have a radio scanner I use a D 9pin serial lead to my pc to control is it possible to do this over bluetooth or wifi? Thanking youBill

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  • Homebuilt (DIY) CNC Router - Arduino Based (GRBL)

    Hi i have built mine but not sure what bit to order i want to carve wood and cut 4mm plywood but can not find any writeup on router bits for use with a dremel or equivalent to a dremel mine is from maplin. Can some kind person please advise me on what bit to order from ebay by giving the ebay order number. It would be nice to know if there are different bits for different materials what bits should be used so i can buy a selection of bits.Thanks

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  • bill1959parker followed Azielaan0152 years ago
      • Personalised Kinder Surprise Gift
      • Homebuilt (DIY) CNC Router - Arduino Based (GRBL)
      • Arduino Wireless (433MHz) Time-Control Switch for Multiple Devices
  • Control ESP8266 Over the Internet (from Anywhere)

    Hi can you please tell me can I switch this from anywhere or is it only local over my wifi ? I can use it over my wifi but not from anywhere could you please tell me what I am doing wrong. Thanks.

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