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Hi there

the name is Bob I’m a retired engineer.  Due to a surgical op complication I have ended up bed ridden.  I needed a hobby and although I spent most of my career in the computer industry I have done very little on the hardware side since graduating.   I started to look into IoT and find the videos in this channel fascinating.   I have a couple of projects I want to put together and hope to use the examples here as a foundation.


   
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@bubbab

Welcome to the forum.

Bill has prepared lots of worthy projects and I'm sure you'll find both inspiration and help from the members.

Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about.


   
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Welcome... I'm fairly new myself.  Not sure if I'm qualified yet to be on the welcome committee, but I hope you find the inspiration and support you're looking for.  And like Will said, Bill's videos are second to none getting started.  No BS, no endorsements to see through... just plain hard facts and good advice.

VBR,

Inq

3 lines of code = InqPortal = Complete IoT, App, Web Server w/ GUI Admin Client, WiFi Manager, Drag & Drop File Manager, OTA, Performance Metrics, Web Socket Comms, Easy App API, All running on ESP8266...
Even usable on ESP-01S - Quickest Start Guide


   
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Posted by: @inq

I'm fairly new myself.  Not sure if I'm qualified yet to be on the welcome committee,

Of course you're qualified ! Didn't you get your magic decoder ring yet ? 🙂

 

Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about.


   
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Of course you're qualified ! Didn't you get your magic decoder ring yet ? 🙂 

I was wondering what that was...  looked like a whoopee-cushion to me.  It didn't come with instructions.  How do I decode with it?  😆 

@bubbab - Will is what we call in my neck of the woods as "He's good people".  Or in another vernacular... when things get ugly, you want to be in the same fox hole.  

3 lines of code = InqPortal = Complete IoT, App, Web Server w/ GUI Admin Client, WiFi Manager, Drag & Drop File Manager, OTA, Performance Metrics, Web Socket Comms, Easy App API, All running on ESP8266...
Even usable on ESP-01S - Quickest Start Guide


   
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@inq 

And this from somebody who can't even recognize a magic decoder ring 🙂

I suppose that here it would have to be some kind of electronic device.

Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about.


   
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With my last post I became Estimate-able... meaning I can get it half-right, half the time.

Hmmm, I figured it out... left cheek encodes, right cheek decodes.  😆 

Y'all have a good night.

VBR,

Inq

 

3 lines of code = InqPortal = Complete IoT, App, Web Server w/ GUI Admin Client, WiFi Manager, Drag & Drop File Manager, OTA, Performance Metrics, Web Socket Comms, Easy App API, All running on ESP8266...
Even usable on ESP-01S - Quickest Start Guide


   
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@inq 

There you go, recognition in your own time 🙂

Maybe you can improve your estimates by using a sly drool ... oops ... slide rule 🙂

Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about.


   
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@Bubbab

Welcome Bob, I am confident that you will find this forum very helpful and a useful source of opinions and ideas.

Regards

Ron B

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@Bubab, Welcome to the forum..Indeed you will find many useful projects, information, and side-splitting comments from those members that are the lynch pin of this forum..As @Inq alluded, "they're all good people"..and knowlegable too!..

regards,

LouisR

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I am going to be installing some ESP32 boards and related components to the outside of some of my buildings for working with my door openers/lights.  The components will be housed in those gray plastic like electrical enclosures with a hole and a piece of PVC pipe through the outer wall of the building.  I'm concerned about moisture and corrosion in these enclosures although they will be fairly water tight.  Would including some of those Desiccant packs be worthwhile?  TIA


   
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@tedbear The trouble with dessicant packs is they get 'used' up and need to be either replaced or re-activated. The small one that would fit might need attention as frequently as daily depending on the humidity but could also last for a week or more. Why not seal the box, I have a box or two that come with a lid that has a groove and a piece of some sort of sealing string. Darn hard to close once you get the string in, but probably very air tight.

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@tedbear, Hi, unless you live a particularly wet and moist climate, that shouldn't be a problem..but you can look into using temperature self-regulating heat trace cable that can be easily installed, although I think it may be overkill for your project, but just something for you to think about as it has a variety of uses for future project considerations.

regards,

LouisR

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@inst-tech That's a good idea, but most people may not be aware of the type of heat cable you mention. I discovered it by accident on my amazon, our local hardware stores only carry the dumb kinds of cable. Since it's amazon we have to resort to this kind of link. Change the .ca to whatever is applicable in your locale.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07YQYFN8B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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@zander Indeed Ron, your correct.. most people won't know what it is, or how to use it..Of course I'm very familiar with it's use and application as it's a widely used  industrial and commercial product.

so here is a link for those interested ; https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1258716O/1507-01878e-heattracecat-llr-pdf.pdf

This is one of the many vendors of this type of product, and I make no endorsements for this, or any other product of this type. It is purely left up to the consumer to do their own research and decide what would work for them in their particular circumstances.

BTW: your attachment won't preview as it says " KINDLE We're sorry. This preview is unavailable."

regards,

LouisR

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