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  • Peter Scargill OWSOO 801 1080p WiFi IP Camera by Peter Scargill: Amazon here won't budge from using SEUR who are just bone idle and will not deliver slightly out of town (less than a mile) - and seem perfectly happy that any old person signs for an inportant parcel. I've told all my suppliers NOT to use SEUR. Fedex are good, DHL seem to dream up charges, so overall, Correos (normal post) are my favourite though clearly slower than Fedex (and correspondingly cheaper). Aug 17, 11:07
  • Peter Scargill OWSOO 801 1080p WiFi IP Camera by Peter Scargill: I agree completely. VAT I can agree with but the so called handling charge is just robbery - plain and simple. I've had that "handling robbery" in the UK also. Someone sent me a sample for review but put on the package the correct value for insurance. I politely asked them never to do that again. All that was fine but of course I had to pay fuel costs to get to the Hexham post office (we lived quite a few miles North of Hexham) - not to mention my time. Aug 17, 11:02
  • Oli Norwell OWSOO 801 1080p WiFi IP Camera by Oli Norwell: Thought I'd share my experience of ordering from Aliexpress, also from here in Spain... Interestingly after a year of ordering items from Aliexpress I finally had an item "held by customs". It was a box of random small items from an Aliexpress seller. 40 euros' worth of items for which they demanded VAT of about 8 euros then the dreaded 'handling fee' of 19 euros or so. So I had to hand over 27 euros in cash to the (always very pleasant) post lady. This is in Andalusia, Spain (Malaga then Granada). The item was delayed by about 5 days then on arrival I had to pay the additional amount. I'm sharing the info as I think knowing the sheer number of items I've had arrive means I can figure out the odds. Items under 20 euros aren't subject to VAT, so what I've learned is that if you need to order many items from the same seller, simply ask them to send in batches. In my experience Aliexpress sellers are happy to do this for no extra charge. Items over 20 euros typically incur VAT, however, I have ordered perhaps 15 items over 20 euros and only once did custom stop it. So my guess is that only about 5-10% of items are checked on import, and they are probably more likely to choose boxes of items over small envelope packages. E.g. I had another similar delivery last month that was actually 78 euros of items and it got through fine. So the solution to the issue (at least for now), is to keep orders to under 20 euros from each seller, or ask for split orders where items total more than that. As Peter says, Correos are decent and I always go for the Aliexpress standard delivery which is usually the second cheapest and includes tracking and signing for the packages. I don't know the state of things in other countries but these last 12 months for me have been fantastic in terms of getting so much quality stuff for so little, long may it continue! Aug 17, 09:55
  • DrFragle and MrShark Home Control 2018 and ESP-GO by DrFragle and MrShark: Peter i think you should modify published date of modified articles so they'll jump on top of the blog homepage... i've seen that this article is modified today just because i saw your latest tweet about your new domain www.esp-go.com pointing to this site... Aug 17, 09:42
  • Peter Scargill Big Timer by Peter Scargill: It is now, I've just added msg.countdown to the output (v 1.08) so as long as you have autorepeat turned on, every second you can get the remaining seconds in msg.countdown. Aug 17, 05:33
  • Big Timer by Craig: Peter, Question about your TImeout Node (can not see a seperate thread anywhere for that one) - i am using this and it is great - i was wondering is it possible to get the countdown time remaining as part of the output message ? I am using this node to do a Countdown on a manual over ride - i would like to put onto the Dashboard to the amount of time that is left in the countdown - it does not currently look like it is part of the output stream though ? Craig Aug 17, 04:27
  • Javier Unamuno ESP-GO Deep Sleep Experiment by Javier Unamuno: Pete, you're doing a terrific job in every aspect. Maybe Google stil doesn't catch up with the new branding. Their fault ! Aug 17, 02:08
  • Goral S7 0.96” IPS Colour Blood Pressure Watch by NigelTwo: Blood pressure measurement using a PPG sensor (photoplethysmography) and a bit of mathematics! Impressive I reckon. Aug 17, 00:58
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: guys, docker is f***ing awesome... working on it, there's A LOT of stuff out there... but we can reduce memory footprint of the various services A LOT, without loosing functionalities and having a setup easier to deploy, update and backup... stay tuned! Peter, do you mind creating a topic to discuss of this, so i can have help from others and have a quicker setup soon? Something like: "WIP: Docker", or the like, you decide... Thanks in advance Aug 16, 14:59
  • DrFragle and MrShark Goral S7 0.96” IPS Colour Blood Pressure Watch by DrFragle and MrShark: even the bigger models, for arms or wrists, say the same about being not valid for medical measurement πŸ™‚ Aug 16, 11:28
  • Peter Scargill Goral S7 0.96” IPS Colour Blood Pressure Watch by Peter Scargill: The docs do say not to use the measurement for medical purposes so I can only assume it is approximate. The blood PRESSURE reading seemed reasonable considering there's no arm blood constriction going on. According to one blog reader - blood pressure measurement using a PPG sensor (photoplethysmography) and a bit of mathematics Update: the 5-7 day battery lasted 3-4 days though it is possible I didn't fully charge the unit the first time. Aug 16, 08:38
  • The M5 Stack by Phil Grant: Nice little 3D printed back and stand containing a 1000mAH battery, the buttons turn off/on the display backlight or alter the brightness the display receives MQTT data on hot water temp and outside temp. Aug 15, 22:12
  • Sonoff TH10 and TH16 by Adam Rhoades: Hi there… I’ve got a strange problem where my sonoff is still broadcasting its original ITEAD hotspot despite having been flashed with an arduino sketch and being connected to my wifi. I didn’t think this was possible after being reflashed. Did I miss a step? Aug 15, 19:47
  • Goral S7 0.96” IPS Colour Blood Pressure Watch by Aidas: Very interesting. Did you, Peter, checked your sugar level using this one? Maybe you have any friend with diabetes and can can test it on them? Would be very thankful for any info Aug 15, 16:59
  • DrFragle and MrShark DPH5005 Power Supply by DrFragle and MrShark: sure, or you can go for one of these and close it all in a decent project box: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/AC-DC-Inverter-Module-110V-220V-100-265V-to-36V-5A-Adapter-Switching-Power-Supply/32825268716.html Aug 15, 16:02
  • DPH5005 Power Supply by zoobab: Could you combine this module with an ATX power supply? I am looking for a lab power supply, and found this interesting board. Aug 15, 15:48
  • DrFragle and MrShark Goral S7 0.96” IPS Colour Blood Pressure Watch by DrFragle and MrShark: displays good for outdoor are the transflective ones, like on the Amazfit models... but on the contrary, colors are a little ugly when in sunlight... Aug 15, 09:08
  • Peter Scargill Goral S7 0.96” IPS Colour Blood Pressure Watch by Peter Scargill: You could also ask how it measures blood pressure without a compression tube, but it (apparently) does. More's the point, no-one has asked about screen brilliance. I found out this morning on a 9am walk in the mountains that, sadly the screen is very dim even in the shade. What were they thinking about? Aug 15, 09:01
  • DrFragle and MrShark Goral S7 0.96” IPS Colour Blood Pressure Watch by DrFragle and MrShark: are you sure it measures blood sugar, too? I can't see it in specs... how could it, without pinching the skin? it would be good for a diabetic friend... Aug 15, 06:57
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by zoobab: If you install openwrt on it, you could use wireguard, and use some UK servers: https://mullvad.net/en/servers/#wireguard Wireguard is faster then openvpn, even with encryption disabled. Aug 14, 21:57
  • Peter Scargill Mini ES120 Motion Control Screwdriver by Peter Scargill: Sorted, thank you for that, Todd Aug 14, 15:15
  • Todd Cottle Mini ES120 Motion Control Screwdriver by Todd Cottle: Trim the "More" off of the end of the URL and then it will work Aug 14, 13:35
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: last version that will work on nodejs <8... Aug 14, 13:29
  • The M5 Stack by bobh: Yes, product info is pretty much total chaos. Which is part of the fun. The Arduino IDE setup has vastly improved. Andreas shows how: https://youtu.be/DgaKlh081tU An improved version of the Proto board they sell. Build/print this instead. http://forum.m5stack.com/topic/95/custom-prototype-board Currently, having trouble converting jpgs to C files for the M5ez image menu library format. I love this product so much but there are so many problems. Aug 14, 11:48
  • Gordon Murray Sonoff TH10 and TH16 by Gordon Murray: Peter, I have a SONOFF TH10 running your Home automation code 2.4.01 and notice it seems to logon every hour. It did it with a previous version also but bot sure why it is happening. I have several ESP8266 devices that work normally on the same set up. It has a temp and humidity sensor sending readings and appears to be working fine otherwise. Any ideas? Gordon Aug 14, 10:47
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: new node-red out: 0.19 (video in next article) https://nodered.org/blog/2018/08/14/version-0-19-released Aug 14, 10:46
  • DrFragle and MrShark The M5 Stack by DrFragle and MrShark: as i can read here, there are 2 versions, one with a gyro+magnetometer+other, and one without... they load the same sketch on both, so those errors say you have the latter... http://forum.m5stack.com/topic/269/new-m5stack-show-mpu-errors/5 Aug 14, 09:53
  • DrFragle and MrShark Boxes Galore by DrFragle and MrShark: a good project box is on offer on banggood... i put a dummy load AND a power supply in one of these, in an all-in-one fashion πŸ™‚ https://www.banggood.com/Electronic-Plastic-Shell-Cartridge-Handle-Project-Case-Desk-Instrument-200x175x70mm-p-1035473.html Aug 14, 09:44
  • DrFragle and MrShark Mini ES120 Motion Control Screwdriver by DrFragle and MrShark: seen in some reviews, seems better than the Xiaomi Wowstick: yours has gestures and more torque... Aug 14, 09:34
  • Mini ES120 Motion Control Screwdriver by Bob G: Interesting but apart from the European website the other links return a 404 error. Aug 14, 07:49
  • DrFragle and MrShark NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by DrFragle and MrShark: https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/08/12/nanopc-t4-review-android-7-1-firmware/ Aug 13, 20:09
  • Peter Kennett NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Peter Kennett: I was having a lot of problems with the Lubuntu build on the T4 - until I discovered an error in DBUS. I reinstalled it and the things works well now! sudo apt-get install aptitude sudo aptitude reinstall dbus PK Aug 13, 19:54
  • ESP-GO Deep Sleep Experiment by Leo van der Hoek: What's in a name? Aug 13, 19:26
  • DrFragle and MrShark ESP-GO Deep Sleep Experiment by DrFragle and MrShark: oh, sorry both, i know about deep sleep, but i thought the version at beginning of this article (v2.0.41) was right, didn't check on bitbucket... my bad Aug 13, 19:24
  • Peter Scargill ESP-GO Deep Sleep Experiment by Peter Scargill: I've been doing some work on deep sleep. Aug 13, 17:28
  • DrFragle and MrShark ESP-GO Deep Sleep Experiment by DrFragle and MrShark: you read it wrong... Aug 13, 15:52
  • ESP-GO Deep Sleep Experiment by Leo van der Hoek: You jumped to a new version 2.4.xx. Does it mean you added new features? Aug 13, 15:41
  • Peter Scargill ESP-GO Deep Sleep Experiment by Peter Scargill: In that case clearly I'm doing a poor promotion job. The software will soon have its own site once I get certificates sorted, meanwhile you'll find lots on the subject in the blog here and the software is stored on Bitbucket in its own repository. Check out Home Control 2018 and in there you'll find all the info. Aug 13, 13:03
  • ESP-GO Deep Sleep Experiment by syd: ESP-GO? I can't find anything on Google like that Aug 13, 12:08
  • Alan Freeman The Sonoff 4CH Pro by Alan Freeman: Here's an updated photo ... showing the NC/NO wires correctly. Remember, this drawing only shows one door. If you want to control two doors, repeat the circuit for the other switch and connect to relay 3 & 4. Aug 12, 19:26
  • DrFragle and MrShark USB Soldering Iron TS100 by DrFragle and MrShark: Peter, try asking a sample of this... πŸ˜‰ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z9es-D9_8g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iYcpiY2T2U Aug 12, 09:35
  • Plant watering Fiasco by Jay D.: DrFragle and MrShark posted the github link for the original "Chirp" software and hardware but I thought it might be interesting to also include the original link with the overall concept and design. i saw this one long before the chinese clones started popping up https://wemakethings.net/chirp/ I am not a big fan of exposed/corroding electrodes especially when combined with high nutrient levels. If the capacitance approach works in principle I would welcome a design that replaces the exposed and beeping back-end with more robust and useful one including wireless. Might have to make it myself J.D. Aug 12, 06:54
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Glenn: Hi Pete just wondering if you had carried out a speed test ? Interested if it could support more than one video streaming device. at the same time. Aug 11, 22:41
  • The M5 Stack by bobh: Apparently some problem with psram on the Fire version of M5stack. In this β€œYou’re holding it wrong” world, personal accountability from Jimmy is refreshing. https://mobile.twitter.com/M5Stack/status/1027828441653989376 Aug 11, 12:46
  • DrFragle and MrShark More Alexa Marvels by DrFragle and MrShark: how to link alexa to google to use it as a combo ("Alexa: ask Google for something")... very long and complicated video, but you need to do it once and is well explained... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3LDKa-MNQ Aug 11, 10:26
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Sonoff 4CH Pro by DrFragle and MrShark: not the same ones, but in case you need them... https://it.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-lot-6-6-13mm-Long-Handle-Push-Button-Switch-Nice-Electromagnetic-Oven-Small-Switches/32760722435.html Aug 11, 09:28
  • The Sonoff 4CH Pro by kakopappa: hi, thanks for writing this article, it is very helpful. I am looking for the push button extensions they have used. any idea where I can find them? Aug 11, 05:28
  • Peter Scargill NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Peter Scargill: After using Armbian and lots of other operating systems and losing the lot because backups took too much thought in some cases, I've kind of settled into using Raspberry Pi 3B+ with Raspbian but not for TV. As for pre built boxes with Android TV, the so called Play Store is utter crap. The T4 and a Roku box with a €20 VPN router together give me all possible UK TV here on Spain. Mind you the T4 occasionally forgets where to send the sound. Unplugging and reinserting the HDMI lead sorts that. FA need to fix that. Aug 10, 11:33
  • Peter Scargill NanoPC T4 from FriendlyArm by Peter Scargill: I didn't mention lots of things as I wasn't aiming that particular blog t folk with nothing better to do than rip apart operating systems but more at people who are focussed on using applications on ready to go Android. Aug 10, 11:22
  • Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Smart Bracelet by Felix: If you are into open source software you don't even need the official app, but can try this one: https://gadgetbridge.org/ Even does Firmware-Updates (kinda) and you can export the database and use it further. It can also set the bracelet to measure your heartbeat once per minute. Even then battery is not running empty quickly. Pretty cool! Aug 9, 22:31
  • Peter Scargill Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Smart Bracelet by Peter Scargill: Possibly more expensive but yes, worth looking at that, too. Aug 9, 17:10
  • Niraj Bhatt Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Smart Bracelet by Niraj Bhatt: and they just announced newer model. https://www.techradar.com/news/xiaomi-has-a-new-fitness-tracker-that-has-a-larger-display-than-the-mi-band-3 Aug 9, 16:56
  • Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Smart Bracelet by Leif: As the poster mentioned before - when you install the official app it will update the firmware and add more languages. English and German work for sure - haven't tried other languages. Another great companion app is tools & miband https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.zdenekhorak.mibandtools But the official one should stay installed. It's good for firmware updates and to adjust some settings, but also has some other nice Features. The 3rd party apps are usually a bit better for adjusting notifications. They offer custom filters, vibration patterns and such things. Aug 9, 11:15
  • Auto Aligning Solar Tracker by Cliff Wylie,: Excellent write up of what you are hoping to achieve but it would probably cheaper and easier to add a couple of extra solar panels to get the same total output that the tracker will provide. Aug 9, 10:59
  • DrFragle and MrShark Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Smart Bracelet by DrFragle and MrShark: but i think you just need to update the firmware using the official app to have english, as they add new languages this way... Aug 9, 10:19
  • DrFragle and MrShark Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Smart Bracelet by DrFragle and MrShark: typo in title, it's mi band 3, not 4 you need to install the companion app, MI FIT: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xiaomi.hm.health&hl=it then you need to register a xiaomi account on www.mi.com and use to login with the app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8d6jmgQGm4 and there's a way to translate from chinese to english easily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGJj69sC4eg a WAY better app is NOTIFY and FITNESS, i do EVERYTHING for my miband2 with this and use the official app (which should NOT be uninstalled...) only for firmware updates: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mc.miband1 with the apps you can modify the number of pages on the watch (which can be changed pressing the touch button on the front), set to show phone caller id (only with the second app, for me on miband2, don't now if it's different with model 3), have watch vibrate on incoming call or notifications, use it as a alerts and to wake up πŸ™‚ Aug 9, 10:05
  • DPH5005 Power Supply by david chow: I hooked up both fans to the connector on the PS. it's controlled by temp. so the fan only kicks on when it's needed. Aug 9, 03:11
  • FriendlyArm S430 by phoax: The landscape mode works well with the Lubuntu desktop, but with the Friendly Core (command line) it is still in portrait. Aug 9, 00:12
  • DrFragle and MrShark GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by DrFragle and MrShark: Peter, as your device has openwrt as backend, you can install mosquitto on it, for example: https://mosquitto.org/blog/2011/08/mosquitto-on-openwrt/ and you can use your router to detect device presence and send details via mqtt πŸ™‚ https://github.com/dersimn/owrtwifi2mqtt or we can use this script to port it to raspberry... have to look at it to see if it only detects devices connected to it or just looks for new mac addresses on network via ARP requests... Aug 8, 20:40
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Phil Grant: I use Windscribe VPN, Β£35 for 5 years (Special offer) and they have a server just for Netflix US access from the UK. Aug 8, 19:50
  • Peter Scargill Node-RED Global Flow and Context by Peter Scargill: OK, that sounds good Aug 8, 09:18
  • Node-RED Global Flow and Context by KKO: global.set("myvar") Aug 8, 08:42
  • Peter Scargill GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Peter Scargill: I assume you are talking about SmartdNS? In which case using one of the more popular (paid) smartDNS services for years then having them admit that Netflix is all over this now when I could not get American Netflix at the time as UK Netflix used to be rubbish. I then checked with other providers who said the same thing. This year I'm in Spain for the summer and happy with UK versions of everything. Aug 8, 08:18
  • Node-RED Global Flow and Context by KKO: Can I ask what is the purpose for modifying that function? (it's not in the install instructions of contextbrowser) I addition to that, I don't have a (/node-red/red/runtime/nodes/context.js) in my node_modules (Windows) Aug 8, 07:32
  • DrFragle and MrShark GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by DrFragle and MrShark: Pfsense is fine, but opnsense was born because of some unclear licensing issues of the former... In the end, they're similar, but the latter is more open, more developed today, and with a fresher gui https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=8524.0 Aug 8, 06:20
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Tony: Seems to be some resistance to open sense from people... Pf is working fine for me! Aug 7, 23:32
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Richard: Pete, It has always AND still works jusr fine for me? What do you base your info on? I do read that Netflix (US) is difficult but there are plenty of people giving the service thumbs up today and I couldn't find any failures at present? Aug 7, 22:32
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Vincent Palmer: If your going to have multiple router on your network why not enable something like RIP/BGP/OSPF then all routers will sync the routing tables. This was you only need to set the gateway via dhcp (eg dnsmasq) based on MAC address. Aug 7, 19:23
  • Peter Scargill GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Peter Scargill: SMART DNS - most providers have closed that loophole - forget them. VPN is the only thing that works with many providers now. Aug 7, 18:41
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Pascual Guevara: Hi Barbudor, You are right. Similar device but with much better specs, specially in memory. Yes, it has wifi. Take a look to the web site because they have different models with ext antenna, poe, etc. VPN is available with original firmware (OpenVPN at least). I can't remember right now if any other VPN protocol is supported, but remember that behind the curtain is openwrt running... Aug 7, 18:41
  • Peter Scargill GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Peter Scargill: Well we will likely lose sensible benefits like that when we leave the EU and yes it has wifi. VPN? Lots - pptp and others, Aug 7, 18:39
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Barbudor: So this looks like an replacement to the TL-WR703N we use to hack with OpenWRT a few years back ? I used to got those for less than $20 too. I see it has 2 ethernet port (WR703N only has 1) but does it have Wifi ? Not clear. Do you need to change the firmware too to use VPN on this one or is there a VN feature included ? What VPN protocol are supported ? And by the way, since March, as per EU regulation, all EU media services do provide EU roaming for their subscribers which includes the BBC iPlayer and Netflix. So you should have access to your UK content anywhere in Europe by logging in with your UK account. Logging in mandatory in order to be identified as a UK customer. Which means that your Netflux UK accuont should give you access to the UK catalog when you are in Spain. You shouldn't be able to acces Spanish catalog (this is how it was working before March). I can confirm that it works fine for Netflix as well as other streaming services like Molotov or french channels. ... at least until March 2019 when UK will leave EU... πŸ˜‰ Aug 7, 18:04
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Richard: No one mentions Smart DNS Proxy services. Most devices allow you to get at the DNS settings and using a Smart DNS service that is all you need to change!!?? Price is generally cheaper than VPN and there is no VPN overhead because the proxy just handles the geofencing of the initial challenges and then it's a direct link! The worst device I've found is the Humax box that you have to connect to an ethernet switch and disable the uplink so that the box lets you access the DNS server setting for the LAN. Aug 7, 17:31
  • Niraj Bhatt OWSOO 801 1080p WiFi IP Camera by Niraj Bhatt: Yes they are Xiaomi hardware but it is software that Wyze has done better. Alexa and IFTTT integration and few more things. Aug 7, 16:28
  • ESP8266 Mesh Experiment by Lalo-UY: Thanks for the research. Just to mention that a RPi WiFi can be configured as Ap & St at the same time. I have it working flawlessly. Will experiment ESPNow Aug 7, 15:01
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Joao Barros: I also bought the GL-AR150 but I found them unusable for my product as there's a bug in the SoC when handling USB 1.1 devices, which are exactly the type of devices I need to connect to :S I'm using a customized openwrt image (config, init, packages, etc) and having support from GL-iNet for their devices is great! I just briefly used their original firmware but from what I could test it seemed easy to use and feature packed. Aug 7, 13:28
  • DrFragle and MrShark OWSOO 801 1080p WiFi IP Camera by DrFragle and MrShark: both are xiaomi ones rebrands... models: xiaofang and dafang Aug 7, 12:38
  • DrFragle and MrShark GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by DrFragle and MrShark: nice, have to take a look at this πŸ˜€ p.s. and you try opnsense πŸ˜‰ Aug 7, 12:33
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Tony Neal: I like zerotier but looking forward to Wireguard. I need a pfsense package for it! Aug 7, 10:50
  • Gerardo Vaquerizo OWSOO 801 1080p WiFi IP Camera by Gerardo Vaquerizo: It looks identical to this: https://hackernoon.com/rtsp-hack-for-a-15-xiaomi-wifi-ip-camera-453690396691 I have four of them using its own internal motion detection. It sends JPG files and different other messages through MQTT. Aug 7, 09:39
  • Niraj Bhatt OWSOO 801 1080p WiFi IP Camera by Niraj Bhatt: This one is quite good. Have 3 of them. Only drawback is that it will not yet work with all common IP cam softwares and does not have anything with PC but with IFTTT, things can be done. https://www.wyzecam.com/ Aug 7, 09:27
  • DrFragle and MrShark GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by DrFragle and MrShark: an other thing about openwrt is that it allows, on most of these devices, the use of their GPIOs πŸ˜‰ take a look at this example: http://k.japko.eu/wl-740n-w1.html Aug 7, 09:09
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Pascual Guevara: I bought a GL-AR150, which is a lower specs model, a couple of years ago and I love it. I found it looking for a cheap VPN router. It was quite easy to configure an OpenVPN network and stable. As Joao said, it's an openwrt device with a customized user interface (better option for newbies). I have used it as wifi repeater without any issue Firmware updates worked like a charm. Good quality materials and hardware specs. As I said, I love it Aug 7, 08:34
  • TV Technology by Greg: Hi, Google "cheap korean 4k monitors" or go directly to ebay and search for >> (crossover, catleap, qnix, shimiam,wasabi,mango,"wasabi-mango","wasabi mango","mango-wasabi","mango wasabi") ("3840x2160","3440x1440") 4k << Most of them have 4 hdmi/dp inputs and with 4k resolution you can have 4 full hd inputs active and display 4 different devices - picture-by-picture. 99% of them supports that. After You chose a model there should be a review on youtube. I recommend 32inches and up for that setup. Aug 7, 06:54
  • Jon Aldridge TV Technology by Jon Aldridge: I think a big part of the problem is that HDMI is normally encrypted to prevent piracy, and the relatively weak encryption has been backed up by a relatively strong threat of litigation Bunny Huang's NETV2 is a hardware device to overlay pixels over an encrypted HDMI stream https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5331 Not quite what you were describing, but may be a step in the right direction! Aug 7, 06:53
  • TV Technology by Edwin Edelenbos: Actually, virtual HDMI ports is not that far fetched. It is very common in larger AV installs to use an HDMI matrix switcher, which allows you to route any HDMI source on its inputs to any display on its outputs. If you only have one monitor as a destination, then a simple HDMI switch would do the job. Example: https://bit.ly/2AMQThU If your aim is to have multiple video windows from various HDMI sources on screen simultaneously, have a look at this: https://bit.ly/2vpcxn8 This will do switching and multiview. Just install the device in rack/cabinet/etc with your HDMI source devices and run a single HDMI to your screen. Use an IR extender or an ESP8266 or something along those lines to control the unit remotely, and you're all set. The limitation is that you can only view one source at a time and it will be full screen. If you're brave, you can daisy chain such devices as well to get even more flexibility. A few things to be aware of: - It's easy to loose track of what's what when daisy chaining, especially with multiview devices (...picture in picture in picture...) - Switching times may vary, especially when daisy chaining. Without getting into the weeds, this has to do with EDID handling, and timing and resolution changes between sources. - HDCP protected sources such as bluray may not work with such devices. Have fun! By the way, WINSCP is great for file transfers, but for terminal sessions, look into cmder: https://bit.ly/2Ogs1kk Aug 7, 06:21
  • Neil Cherry TV Technology by Neil Cherry: Uhm, I'm a bit lost on this one how does winscp == virtual anything. And I'm not exactly following on the virtual HDMI. I think you might be able use RDP to access the remote display and have one computer as the display of the other remotes. I also use X for something like this (remote application run on the remote computer but displayed on this computer). Of course that doesn't help have the computer display and a TV show or a TV show and a computer/video message/feed fed into the same HDMI (kind of like the NeTV - which I have but went wonky). I'd love to see some really advanced picture-in-picture stuff for HDMI but I don't know if anyone could afford it or the industry would allow it (HDMI is encrypted). Sorry if this is off the topic. Aug 7, 03:13
  • DPH5005 Power Supply by Tom: How do you wire the blue tooth board up Aug 6, 23:22
  • DrFragle and MrShark GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by DrFragle and MrShark: Flashing openwrt you'll get all this kind of vpn: https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/vpn.overview Don't know natively as I flashed as far as out of the box Aug 6, 20:12
  • Peter Scargill GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Peter Scargill: Looks good, I might have missed it but I didn't see vpn client support? the one I blogged about has that built in out of the box. Not interested in hiding but in Spain, seamless UK VPN was essential, the Roku box has no VPN capability. The only thing that would have made it better would have been 2 or more outputs for the lan side but I'm not grumbling. I have several more expensive routers so locked down they are useless for VPN. Aug 6, 19:59
  • Owon B35T+ Meter Revisit by Phil Grant: Pete, Just came across this project , perfect for the Owon BT meter https://youtu.be/lkl6yVauCKg Aug 6, 19:10
  • GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Joao Barros: I'm using this router as an IoT gateway for power monitoring product that I developed. GL-Inet is opensource friendly (OpenWRT and uboot patches that allow lan firmware recovery) and very helpful for questions πŸ™‚ It also has gpios (we added a temperature sensor) and ttl pins exposed. I just wish they made a version with more USB ports! Aug 6, 16:40
  • DrFragle and MrShark GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by DrFragle and MrShark: you should take a look at La Casa De Papel (house of paper, literally, but Money Heist in english)... wow, one of the best shows out there recently... only 4 episodes for me till season 2 ending... but seems like a 3rd season in on the making... https://www.netflix.com/it-en/title/80192098 oh, and The Handmaid's Tale... what a show... every episode is a punch in the stomach... but very well worth! Aug 6, 10:03
  • DrFragle and MrShark GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by DrFragle and MrShark: this is an other EXCELLENT mini router... i use them A LOT, in various version, this is the cheaper: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mikrotik-RB941-2ND-RouterBoard-hAP-Lite/dp/B00UR758BM/ every single port is configurable as you want as lan or wan, it has one of the best configuration tool (WINBOX) which replicates the web gui, and what you see in its menu is quite always a literal conversion of the cli commands if you want to go the hard way... it has various vpn clients and servers embedded, too... Aug 6, 09:58
  • DrFragle and MrShark GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by DrFragle and MrShark: with the one i wrote in other comment, with openwrt you can setup any eth port as you want... default are lan and wan, but you can use whatever you want: for example use the wifi in wifi-client mode to bridge to your other router, and configure the 2 ports as normal lan ones... have you looked if there's openwrt for yours, too? oh, edit, i did πŸ™‚ here it is: https://openwrt.org/toh/gl-inet/gl.inet_gl-mt300n_v2 Aug 6, 09:54
  • DrFragle and MrShark GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by DrFragle and MrShark: about vpn: a very easy way to setup a home vpn is zerotier: https://www.zerotier.com/ video setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0PPgSZUIjE raspberry setup: https://iamkelv.in/blog/2017/06/zerotier.html Aug 6, 09:49
  • DrFragle and MrShark GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by DrFragle and MrShark: about router: i've one of these and it is an excellent mini router... https://www.gearbest.com/networking-communication/pp_270587.html the best is that you just need to download latest openwrt firmware and upload the binary file using the stock "update firmware" function (no need of serial connection or strange procedures), so you'll get a completely configurable device (for example, now i'm on vacation and configured mine with same wifi ssid and psk of my home router, so i don't have to reconfigure devices i brought here πŸ˜‰ ): https://openwrt.org/toh/nexx/wt3020 oh, no previous link you'll find the brand new lede/openwrt firmware, just released less than a week ago: https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/08/01/openwrt-18-06-released/ Aug 6, 09:44
  • Peter Scargill GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Peter Scargill: Paid VPN with dedicated UK VPN is only a few dollars a month, unlimited use but thanks for the info. I note that OpenVPN and TOR not supported. Aug 6, 06:30
  • Peter Scargill GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Peter Scargill: The mini-router has been a great success, I have several normal routers which have inferior VPN capability. Just a shame is doesn't have two hardware outputs, that would save running another router just to supply 2 devices. Aug 6, 06:27
  • Scropion86 GL iNET MT300N V2 Mini Router by Scropion86: Hi if you are using a paid VPN , then take a look to this Repo which allow you to host and build your own VPN with very easy steps i have it running on scaleway with only 1.99 Euro on france server , or take digitalocean and select any server in Uk to get a UK ip for $5 monthly with 1TB bandwidth https://github.com/trailofbits/algo regard, Aug 6, 06:25