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.
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.