Archive for February, 2016

Arduino Killer!

Posted in Arduino, ESP8266 on February 20, 2016 by asteriondaedalus

And voila!

arduino killer

ESP8266 based. Uno form factor.  $6!!

Now along with something like this for $4 …

relay shield

You can have an OpenSprinkler killer for $10 instead of $155!!!

Still my old BlackWidow is fine for my home use but I have a backlog of family and friends wanting a wireless sprinkler controller.  Just takes a pickoff of the 12volt AC used to drive the sprinkler valves to create the voltages for the board.  A rectifier and few capacitors into a voltage regulator et cetera.

Goodbuy OpenSprinkler *sniff* so sad to see you go.

Yeah I know…

Posted in Doodling on February 16, 2016 by asteriondaedalus

… but be fair.

My Uncle died.  My Mother in Law had a stroke the night before my wife was to fly out with me to my Uncle’s funeral.  My dogs ate some of the irrigation pipes.  And, I am in a fluster trying to get a paper out for a conference in the US.

I am, I promise, I will get back to dabbling.


Oh and all true.  When death confronts you, the things in life take on new meaning.