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The FTDI USB to TTL serial converter module
5 June 2018
The FTDI USB to TTL serial converter module is an UART (universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter) board used for TTL serial communication. It is a breakout board for the FTDI FT232R chip with an USB interface, can use 3.3 or 5 V DC and has Tx/Rx and other breakout points.
Using serial ports for communication
2 June 2018
The serial port is a connection port through which data transfers in or out one bit at a time. Data signals are transferred using two lines, one for transmitting signals (Tx) and one for receiving signals (Rx).
Introducing the inexpensive ESP-01 Wi-Fi module
19 December 2017 | Updated 5 June 2018
The ESP-01 is a popular, inexpensive microcontroller board with built-in Wi-Fi. It makes use of the, now, widely used ESP8266 microcontroller chip.
ESP8266 5V Wi-Fi relay switch modules
6 December 2017 | Updated 1 January 2018
As the the name implies, ESP8266 5V Wi-Fi relay switch modules are Wi-Fi enabled, relay power switches. The module includes a detachable ESP8266 micro-controller board. The main function of these boards are to be used as wireless power switches accessible from Smartphones.
Reviewing a 10 Watt LED integrated tube light
11 October 2017
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.
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