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Last night I experienced a slight audible annoyance, coming from the #ISML power supply (5V-3A). Shortly thereafter the light literally went out, permanently. I noticed a very faint smell of burnt electronics, but delayed the autopsy until today.
To be honest, I’m not looking forward to opening this letter… …but there is no way around it.
Not “pining for the fjords”, but pining for the boards!
Bought a cheap AVR-ISP programmer on Ebay, and you find out that while it does provide 3.3V, it is VCC-only & your device is NOT 5V tolerant on its I/O pins. BUMMER! This little board fixes just that issue. All … Continue reading
A user of the “new” version of the lamp has undertaken the heroic task of writing the Bluetooth code for controlling it! Here’s a sneak-peak:
Today, a Sunday, I discovered a letter in my mailbox. A LETTER FROM CUSTOMS – >> MAIN OFFICE
Someone, I won’t mention any names here, practically coerced me into upgrading this little project a bit. Now there’s the option to add a bluetooth module (HC-05, JY-MCU “ZS-040”), which supports remote code upload, or a WiFi module (ESP8266-1) using … Continue reading
Not too long ago one of these darn IKEA LED lamps (200lm, 4.3W) broke down after very mild usage. Well… it has happened again! When I went into my bathroom one or two hours ago, I thought I was going … Continue reading
It smell something… sniff sniff … yes, I smell BS!
These LEDs have been in use for about 3.5 years now. 28 out of 64 show discolouration. Fortunately these are used as a source of indirect light, bouncing off of a slightly yellow-ish wall. The effect is noticeable, but not … Continue reading
It has happened again! After about 2 years of very mild usage (bathroom mirror light), an average on-time of about 5-10 minutes per day, yet another of my many IKEA LED lamps has died. This time it was a 4.3W … Continue reading
For a couple of days now, the monitor doesn’t want to run on full brightness anymore. If I go up to 95%, it runs if warm, but might not start up. Set it to anything higher and it comes on … Continue reading
This upgrade is based on the loved-by-everybody WS2812B intelligent RGB LED and works just fine with Adafruit’s NeoPixel library. The concept is – once again – rather simple. Whack a lot of WS2812B RGB LEDs onto a small board, add … Continue reading
Someone on the KiCad mailing list has created a windows installer of the BZR5025 code base, including libraries, demo projects, docs… I’ve mirrored it on my server for your convenience. KiCad downloads Please note that this version uses library-tables and … Continue reading