DIY Solar Garage
DIY Wood & Acrylic Color-Changing LED Lamp
I had read that to reset to the original firmware, at least an ESP-01, all one has to do is to connect TX to RX while unpowered. Then power up with nothing else connected. Let it run for about 2 minutes. Disconnect and it should be back to the original firmware. After trying on 2 separate ESP-01s all I can say is it worked for me.
Images are now uploaded.
I also shielded the cutting threads of the tripod attachment screw (where it is held by the arm) by putting a metal tube of the exact same diameter that IKEA originally used with the part, and Epoxied the tube over the threads of the screw. My screw is a bit long as pictured, but can be reduced easily.
Here is the build I made. Sorry I cannot seem to order the slides in a more logical order. Each slide is labeled with points of interest / modifications.
Similar to what I did, except thanks to you and the comment above, I did not have to suffer the break. Thanks!
Thanks for pointing this out. In advance of building, I opened the plastic retainer and used it as a template to make a sheetmetal liner to take the stress off of the plastic. I could see the plastic flexing prior to using the sheetmetal. Now it looks good, straight and stress free. Images to follow after the room is cleaned up and I can take "pretty" pictures of it.
From MSD Sheet: "Hazardous Decomposition Products: Overheating may cause thermal degradation of PVC compound. Fumes and vapors (including CO, CO2, andHCl) may be generated during this thermal degradation. Emissions are also possible during normal operatingconditions, and may accumulate within an inadequately ventilated facility." ... Breathing HCl aka hydrochloric acid is not fun, but will clear your sinuses and could give you as sore throat. CO in an unventilated area is also not something to "play with."