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It's me, Quindor. I created this web blog several years and still going strong. Hopefully you are enjoying my articles!

Review of the Mikrotik hAP AC and great wireless coverage in your home

Routerboard / Mikrotik just released a new product called the hAP AC. It’s the first product they have ever released featuring a 3×3 2.4Ghz and 3×3 5.0Ghz AC radio’s, 5 Gigabit ports, Passive POE (11v-57v) in and out and a SFP +¬†USB port! I thought it would be worthwhile to run some tests on it and to share it with everyone.

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The Ikea tinker storage system

Ever since I started tinkering with hardware I’ve been accumulating more and more “stuff”. Most often these are little things like connectors, sensors, mosfets, etc.. And more often then not I don’t buy 1 or 2 but buy them per 10 or even 20 at the same time.

After a while I was having trouble keeping it all sorted and easily accessible so I started to look around for a cost effective way of storing everything and I think I might have found it. Read on to see what I’m using.

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ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer Part 10 of X: Finding the right lights

Now that the LED dimmer is working and I have workable boards (Still working on better PCB designs) and I have a plan laid out for the house, the last task was to find the right lights to use them with. This turned out to be harder then I thought!

Recently I finally found what I’ve been looking for, both a downlights and LED strip!

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ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer Part 9 of X: The new house lighting plan

The whole reason for building my own LED dimmer was because I’m currently building a new house and was unsatisfied with commercially available dimmers. They either didn’t have the features I desired or where way too expensive and often, both!

This post will describe which parts of the house will be powered using my LED dimmer solution.

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New Firmware Version 2.5.1.8 for DM365/DM368 DSP IP Camera

A while back a new firmware (2.5.1.8) appeared for the Ti DaVinci DM365 and DM368 camera’s. Only recently a kind comment-er was able to find a link where to download this firmware.

Sadly, as always, there is no changelog. After testing it at least fixes 2 issues I was having with the previous versions have been fixed and who knows what else has improved! Since I’ve been running it without issues the last 2 weeks, it’s time to share it with everyone!

You can find the previous post about the firmware here, I suggest we do new replies about this firmware (and newer) in this topic.

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!! A word of warning, if you are on ebay or aliexpress do not trust sellers with “Novate” in the name such as “Novate Intelligence System Company Limited” and “Novate Security World”. They are scammers and while they sell you the camera, if you have problems, they don’t respond anymore and let the shop die to open a new one with a slightly different name! Continue reading New Firmware Version 2.5.1.8 for DM365/DM368 DSP IP Camera

New Ti DM365/DM368 5Mpix Camera’s

Since the first two sets of camera’s I ordered I placed a big order of new camera’s with AOTE last year. I ordered a lot of camera’s this time because I was able to combine some orders and have decided that these camera’s are worth the investment for my events. I will detail the new camera’s so you know what to expect when you buy them!

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Lots of camera’s!

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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 8 of X: Version 2 of the PCB design

With the help of kind internet folks I was able to get a fritzing part for the new voltage converter I wanted to use to try and make a smaller board. A few weeks ago I sent my new ‘panalized’ design to dirtypcb’s and I got them back last week. They are awesome! Read on to order the boards yourself! Continue reading ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer Part 8 of X: Version 2 of the PCB design