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Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   I spent a fair bit of time today trying to figure out what was going on with the motion sensor on Tree 1.   I tried a few things, starting with switching the Wemos itself, and it turns out that when I use the Wemos from ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   I wanted to have some decoration appearing out of the box when the lid opens so I decided to add a wooden laser-cut white star. I didn't make this, it came from a set of battery operated LED Christmas lights that I purchased i ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Hello, my xmas gift this year, a 10x10cm pcb xmas tree all the components are inside the pcb, the overall height is only 1.6mm Castellation is used to make the connections: The pcb itself is using pcb art technique t ...
I'm getting closer!   I added some pull-down resistors for the motion sensors, and made a few tweaks to the software (there was too much of a wait time between sensor reads, for one; and I had the motion sensing levels backwards).   Tree number 2 seems to be working properly, detecting motion at the right time, sending and receiving messages, and lighting up all the right things. Hooray!   I thought I had it in the bag, because Tree 1 is just a copy really, with the numbers rev ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   As you may recall from a previous blog post about my Connected XMas Trees, I was having some trouble getting the motion sensor to behave properly.   So a few days ago I soldered some headers onto a new Wemos board to tes ...