I’m still paying my debt to society, er, no, hang on, to my dearly beloved as I am still decorating our house. It’s been some long, long days, working in the heatwave of 30 degrees (86 F). My brain is porridge. Or oatmeal, depending on your English dialect.
So today, after another gruelling day I thought I might look quickly at the items my associates at Banggood have sent me: a collection of Wemos D1 mini items. This train of thought was triggered after a recent (well, not so recent now) video I did where many of you commented on how great this value-for-money board was. And how it could run on batteries for weeks and weeks, using the so-called Sleep Mode of the ESP8266, something I covered in that recent video.
So I negotiated with Linda at Banggood and the items duly arrived. One of the stackable shields was a LiPo charger that allows the D1 to run on batteries. Did you know that if you place the said device, connected to an 18650 battery, in a metal dish the thing will melt the cables connecting it? And the LiPo gets very, very hot. Who knew?
Anyway, long story short, the end is in sight for my decorating promise. Another few days should see me back in my Man Cave looking with a more alert brain at the Wemos D1 mini and associated plug-ins. Let’s hope that the LiPo charger still works.
I’m looking forward too to my annual vacation to far off lands, where I can grab a coffee and a sugary apple donut from a nearby 7-Eleven to get my brain in gear for the day.
Until then, thanks for bearing with me in my video darkness and soon I’ll be back, just like Arnie!