You might just like this – I do!
Standard problem number one: finding a none-home-made-looking box for the new project. Standard problem number 2: NOT taking a simple on-off light or heater design and turning it into a wife/husband-provoking nightmare with low-voltage boards needing separate mains power supplies. Collectively these have ben plaguing me for years.
Well, this time we make have it cracked.. first – the box – this is CHEAP from Banggood, LOVELY and useful if you can find boards that will fit inside. Next – yes it has vents top and bottom – handy for thermostats etc. https://tech.scargill.net/yourls/9
And now the PCB. We’re about to get some of these with luck, Aidan just finished off the artwork
The board fits neatly into the case which has 4 handy mounting posts. The board has a break-off section on which you can mount up to 5 5v serial RGB LEDs which take 1 port bit to run. The board has its own 3v3 (low cost AliExpress) encased power supply and one heavy duty relay.
It also has connectors for 2 pushbuttons (there are also reset and program pcb buttons), Dallas temperature chip, DHT22 and BME280 etc (i2c) and we’ve also brought out the analog input to a connector via a divider just for completeness. In short an ESP8266 smorgasbord in a pretty box.
Hope you like it, more when we get a finished board running. I’m busy playing with it’s predecessor now. Just been first time programming ESP-GO into it, in fact.