#140 IKEA Tradfri IOT Smart Lighting System Hack

Grüezi YouTubers. Here is the guy with the Swiss accent. With a new episode around sensors and microcontrollers. Lately, IKEA jumped on the IOT bandwagon and released a new line. It is called TRÅDFRI smart lightning, and is a direct competitor to Philips hue. Tradfri is Danish and means “wire-free” This line consists of controllers, […]

#142 Solar Power for the ESP8266, Arduino, etc.

Grüezi YouTubers. Here is the guy with the Swiss accent. With a new episode around sensors and microcontrollers. We all have our gadgets, and all of them need some electricity. Usually, we use batteries or a power supply. Today I will start a small project to use solar energy to power our devices during the […]

Cheap 5V solar panel power test

In this video we go to test this cheap Chinese solar panel. Item size is 26 x 14 cm Weight is only 102 g and it’s very thin (about 1 mm) Panel contains voltage regulator which output should be 5V Maximal output current shoud be 1,2 A Let’s test the voltage Open-circuit voltage is 5.06 […]