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Review: Ugreen CD122 1 port QC2.0 phone charger

It’s been a while since my last phone charger review so I thought I’d review the cheapest Quick Charge 2.0 charger I could find. It turns out to be the CD122 from Ugreen for only 5$! Continue reading Review: Ugreen CD122 1 port QC2.0 phone charger

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ESP8266 LED lighting: QuinLED soldering tutorial & Tools

After getting all the required components together it’s time to solder them onto the QuinLED board. I made a 30 minute video going through all the steps of soldering everything together trying to show that it’s actually quite easy to do so yourself!

This post also highlights on all the tools I use while working with QuinLED. I describe most of them and explain a little bit what I use them for. Continue reading ESP8266 LED lighting: QuinLED soldering tutorial & Tools

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ESP8266 LED Lighting: Board files and components list

A big part of being able to build and tinker is having the correct tools and components. In this post I will show everything I use to completely solder a QuinLED board so you can get the right kit! Continue reading ESP8266 LED Lighting: Board files and components list

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Live test of another LED charging cable

After recently testing a moving LED charging cable I thought I’d do another Quick Charge test of different LED charging cable. No running lights this time but just illumination. Will it survive Quick Charge 9v and 12v? Continue reading Live test of another LED charging cable

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True Mechanical keyboard for 40$

Browsing the interwebs and having found the 99 cent mouse in the previous post I looked further and found a Mechanical Backlit keyboard for about 40 dollars! And from what I could find, it might actually be the real deal. So I ordered one and it arrived this week. Let’s take a look shall we.  Continue reading True Mechanical keyboard for 40$

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A 99 cent computer mouse?!

While browsing around on Ebay I found a computer “gaming” mouse for sale for only 0.99$! That couldn’t be true and if it was, it would have to be utter crap. But I was curious and I just happened to have a spare 0.99$ lying around so I ordered it. It arrived this week! Continue reading A 99 cent computer mouse?!

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ESP8266 LED lighting: LED Power Supply China vs Mean Well

As you’ve been able to read in previous posts, I’m working on a lighting system in my new home based on LED downlights and LED strip.

Although the LED Downlights can come with a driver, I’ve opted not to use those (and save about ~5$ per light). I will be driving both directly with DC power. This requires me to have a large amount of DC wattage. And since buying power supplies for this is an investment, I’ve decided to test a few “cheap” Chinese models vs Mean Well models to see how they compare and which would be the best investment. Continue reading ESP8266 LED lighting: LED Power Supply China vs Mean Well

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PL-PSE3008-A2 “dumb” POE switch

Over the last few years I’ve been gathering more and more equipment which supports Power over Ethernet such a access-points and the IP camera’s I’ve written about before.

I need something to power those POE devices! Most managable POE switches are quite expensive so I’ve been looking around for cheaper options and decided to order a “dumb” POE+ switch from China to test!

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ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer Part 2 of X: The Hardware

This post will describe the hardware you need to build your own WiFi controllable LED dimmer! This post will list what you need, why and where I bought it from!

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