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Lefty4000

Member Since: September 3, 2011

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Website: www.shannonstrutz.com E-mail: strutzs3753@my.uwstout.edu

  • There are FCC Certified ESP8266 modules you can buy. The Adafruit Huzzah board has one mounted atop a board with custom circuitry. I’m not familiar with FCC regulations so I"m not sure if their board would fit your needs but the module itself they use is certified. Sadly the module doesn’t breakout all of the functionality of the ESP8266 but it does provide more than the 8-pin modules.

  • Haven’t seen a $2 bill in ages!

  • As always, awesome video.

    Super glad you touched on the efficiency aspect. There are so many people in industry who look at a PMIC that says “Up to 96% efficiency” and then assume you’ll get that regardless.

  • Great article, I always wondered what all the hulla-baloo was around these things.

  • It seems that the Eagle files for this are a bit off. I recently made a video using this board and it turns out that the names of the signals going to the connectors aren’t named properly. For instances, the signal next to SWT-GND1 silkscreen is actually SWT-GND2, and its the same for the LED-GND signals.

    I know this is an old board, made by the CEO himself ages ago but it is just something to note.

  • True, still makes me question their review process though. I mean this should have been caught by the simplest technical review. Hopefully they can do the temp fix in-house before they ship em out just to keep up the level of service.

  • Whoa, I don’t think you’re reading it wrong. Hopefully its just a documentation error.

  • Are these waterproof? I’m thinking this might be a nice solution to a rain sensor

  • True, they would be the same power rating. Quite frankly though, for a hobbyist, they don’t need this kind of functionality, a simple potentiometer will generally do the trick for rough estimates, which is only what this box is good for. For professional work, such as time-efficient testing of power supplies, this box is horribly underpowered, sporting tiny pth resistors.

  • That probably wouldn’t be the best idea. Generally most of the applications that one would use a resistor box in would exceed the power acceptance of SMD resistors.