I had a classic Ikea clock that damaged by the leaking battery, during the new year cleaning, my family decided to through it away, I took it back from trash bin and thinking of a weekend tinkering project to turn it into a digital clock. Continue reading "ESP8266 NTP clock with NTP update and Charlieplexing"
I have been using STM32CubeIDE for my STM32 development for past a couple of years, and there are things that I like about the IDE but there are also things that I don't like about it. In this blog I'd like to discuss how I setup the IDE to overcome some of the things that I don't like about the IDE. Continue reading "A better way to setup STM32CubeIDE"
Recently I got two STM32 LoRa Discovery boards(B-L072Z-LRWAN1) for my LoRa project, and I need to install STM32CubeIDE and an STM32 Expansion Package i-cube-lrwan in order to use the board. It took me a while to figure out everything and I thought it would be good to share how I set everything up. Continue reading "How to Install STM32CubeIDE on Mac and STM32 LoRa Discovery Kit"
ATtiny3217 is a modern AVR microcontroller chip from Microchip that could potentially replace ATmega328p that is widely used in official Arduino boards, and here is how I build an Arduino compatible development board based on ATtiny3217. Continue reading "Arduino-Compatible Development Board with ATtiny3217"
This is the second part of the two-parts review on Seeed Studio's ph and EC Sensor Kits. In this part, I will take a closer look at EC Sensor Kit and how to measure EC with an Arduino. Continue reading "A review on Seeed Studio pH and EC Sensor Kits – Part 2"
For the past several months, I've been searching for a cost-effective pH and EC sensor kit and I evaluate Seeed Studio's new pH sensor kit and EC sensor kit this week. Continue reading "A review on Seeed Studio pH and EC Sensor Kits – Part 1"
I recently did a range test over a pair of ESP-01 running ESP-Now, by no means its a comprehensive test, but it gives a better understanding of ESP-01 wireless performance and the ESP-Now protocol. Continue reading "ESP-01 Range Test with ESP-Now Protocol"
I like the low price of ESP-01, but I don't quite like to use it in my project because its design always make me feel like that I'm dealing with an unfinished product. Over the past a couple of months, out of necessity for one of my project, I was forced to spent some time to figure out a better way to use ESP-01 as a WiFi shield. Continue reading "A better way to use ESP-01 as WiFi shield"
Getting started with STM32 development isn’t as smooth as setting up an Arduino or ESP32 for me for various reasons, and I hope my experience in setting it up, and the things you need to be aware of will help any one interested with this article. Continue reading "Getting started with STM32 and things you need to be aware of"
My TV remote control is corroded by leaking battery and no longer working reliably, so I decided to build my own TV remote control with an ESP32 that running as a web server and IR remote control so that I can uses my iPhone to interactive with it via web browser. Continue reading "Build an ESP32 Web Server and IR Remote"