Category: Software

29 Oct – ESP-8266 + network + neopixels

Posted on October 29, 2017

Quick links for the Notifier widget. Tested, working – Neopixel library (with network working ok): NeoPixelBus (and works with NeoPixels and older WS2811’s in 5mm LED style packaging) I didn’t have much success with the Adafruit NeoPixel library on the ESP-01; odd since I’m sure it’s worked before. Grab this and restart the Arduino environment: SPIFFS + […]

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Randomness (to 17 Oct 2017)

Posted on October 20, 2017

Not too much on the solar tracker, directly. But: 1. Side project: Installed some reed switch door sensors yesterday. Significant note: It’s way WAY easier to get the magnets and sensors lined up when you use expanded PVC board, and heat it up to flex it into position. 2. Reduced the complexity of wifi messaging […]

Category: IoT, Software

Multiport Server in Go…

Posted on October 15, 2017

Today was a little windy for outdoor work on the solar panel tracker, so I updated the Go code to include a more graceful exit: Logging server listens to quit chan Time server listens to quit chan Quit server closes quit chan All servers quit, which causes defer to close all db & net connections […]

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