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Reviewing a 10 Watt LED integrated tube light
Reviewing a 10 Watt LED integrated tube light
11 October 2017 | Renier Delport |
I recently obtained two so-called LED Series One T8 tubes and thought I would share my thoughts with you on a blog entry. I originally obtained the 'LED Series One T8' in an attempt to add more light while filming my YouTube videos. Although the results were undesirable, I thought to write something about it here. Read more...
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Collections(s): Blog, Home Security, Microelectronics
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Using Cron for scheduling tasks
Using Cron for scheduling tasks
30 June 2017 | Updated 11 July 2017 | Renier Delport |
Cron, also known as crontab (aka cron table) has a schedule formula for any minute of any day of the week, month and even any year in the future. It is perfect for scheduling repetitive tasks on for example the Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. This post will go through the basics and some tips on how to use Cron's functionality. Read more...
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Collections(s): Home Automation, Home Security, Raspberry Pi, Website Development
Tagged with Bash, Cron, Debian, Linux, Python, Raspbian, free software, getting started, operating system software, scheduling, scheduling software, software, ssmtp
ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication
ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication
25 June 2017 | Updated 26 June 2017 | Renier Delport |
The ESP-32 microcontroller development board, or simply the ESP-32, is a relatively small, low power, easily obtainable, complete and breadboard-friendly microcontroller board, with build-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read more...
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Collections(s): ESP Microcontrollers, Home Automation, Home Security, Microelectronics
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Magnetic door sensors
Magnetic door sensors
5 June 2017 | Renier Delport |
This post introduces magnetic door sensors, also called reed switches, that are used to trigger movement of the objects (e.g. doors and windows) it is mounted too. Read more...
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Collections(s): Arduino, Home Automation, Home Security, Microelectronics
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Understanding some common network protocols
Understanding some common network protocols
7 September 2016 | Updated 17 November 2017 | Renier Delport |
Deeper exploration into the world of inter-computer communications will reveal more and more types of communications (e.g. radio waves, Ethernet, Bluetooth, etc.), their interfaces and the network protocols they use. Read more...
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Collections(s): Home Automation, Home Security, Raspberry Pi, Website Development
Tagged with Eclipse IDE, FTP, HTTP, LAN, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Raspberry Pi, Raspbian, SSH, home web server, information, network, network protocols, sshpass, web server