Author Archives: austinlightguy

ESP8266 SDK reboot loops with cause:2, boot mode:(3,6)

Recently I’ve been building and flashing some projects to the ESP8266 directly using the Espressif SDK for development (not Arduino). After changing the flash mode, I was still in a reboot loop, but was seeing “rf_cal[0] !=0x05,is 0xFF” just before … Continue reading

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Trials and tribulations building and flashing ColorChord from scratch

In my efforts to create yet another improved version of my sound-response Light Suit, I elected to move to Charles Lohr’s excellent ColorChord project for sound analysis and LED driving. I wanted to add some functionality, though; mainly the ability … Continue reading

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Light Suit V3

Coming sooon!

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Multi-Zone Audio Streaming on a Budget

Note – all the parts I refer to in this project are listed at the bottom of this post… Not long ago, we purchased a rental property that came with “architectural” (or in-wall) speakers in several rooms and outside on … Continue reading

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Dahua DH-SD22204T Security Camera

I recently decided to install an outdoor PTZ security camera at our beach house to keep an eye on the premises, not to mention the threatening tide line during storms. After installing a “Sumpple WiFi Wireless PTZ” outdoors, it lasted … Continue reading

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ESP8266 with ILI9341/XPT2046 TFT Display w/ touch

These 2.8″ 240×320 pixel color TFT displays for $8-10  can be found on ALiExpress. There’s also an equivalent-looking one offered by AdaFruit for $30 if you want one fast – the pins are quite differently label, but I’m willing to … Continue reading

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ESP-01 V3 Doesn’t Reset or Run

I recently ordered a set of 10 new ESP-01’s from China.  After the usual few weeks, they arrived. I pulled one out, plugged it into the socket on my little interface board – which has buttons for RST and GPIO0, … Continue reading

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Wine Fridge Temperature Controller – V2

In a previous post, I described how I replaced the highly-proprietary power supply on min wine refrigerator with an off-the-shelf supply and a Monster Moto shield to drive the fans and termoelectric peltier heat sinks based on the PWM (pulse-width … Continue reading

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Wine Cooler Power Supply

I’m just going to blog about this one briefly, in case their are any other enterprising Wine Cooler owners out there who find that, two years into owning their cheapo wine cooler, the power supply craps out. I didn’t take … Continue reading

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Lightsuit V2.0 (part 2)

In a previous post, I provided an overview of the “next generation” of my Christmas Light Suit (and various ‘peripherals’ 🙂  Really…it’s more like “generation 5 or 6” since the Light Suit has been through very many iterations, starting with … Continue reading

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