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Willuknight

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  #1551830 12-May-2016 22:59
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I discovered these really awesome IR sensors that you screw into an existing light socket and it turns on when it detects movement. I've added them to all my hallway lights so you don't have to turn on or off any lights when you go through the hall way.

 

 


 
 
 

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  #1551892 13-May-2016 07:59
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Willuknight:

 

I discovered these really awesome IR sensors that you screw into an existing light socket and it turns on when it detects movement. I've added them to all my hallway lights so you don't have to turn on or off any lights when you go through the hall way.

 

 

They look good, I don't suppose you've seen one that has the bayonet connectors?  I know you can get adaptors but that'd be getting to be a bit too much on that thing.

 

 


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  #1552106 13-May-2016 12:17
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I havent, but if you search B22 (bayonet) sensor, there are a whole bunch of led lightbulbs that have the sensor intergrated.

 

Also I forgot to mention, most of the B22 and E27 fittings and adapters on Aliexpress use plastic sockets, so you can only use LEDs otherwise the plastic gets melted.




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  #1552151 13-May-2016 13:04
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Thanks @Will.

 

Just ordered one of these Motion-Sensor-LED-Bulb-B22-5W to see what they're like.

 

 


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  #1552187 13-May-2016 13:30
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For those wanting to control 220V via WiFi have a look at these babies (I have 5 at home, soon in use):

 

http://www.electrodragon.com/product/wifi-iot-relay-board-based-esp8266/

 

But please don't switch 10A with it! Maybe some lights or similar stuff.

 

Cheers Oliver


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  #1552858 14-May-2016 23:08
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I'm ordering some of these Orange PI to add to the pile of single board computers I mean to do something with at some stage.

 

 





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  #1552889 15-May-2016 08:28
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Orange PI

 

 

 

What does "Compatible with RPi2" mean? Can a SD card setup for a RPi2 be plugged into this and it will all just work?

 

 




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  #1552960 15-May-2016 10:39
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You have to use their software image on the more expensive ones so I assume that is the same on that, its just that it has a header that is somewhat compatible I think.





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  #1555434 19-May-2016 11:37
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I thought if anyone would know they'd be on this thread -

 

I don't like how my Oral-B electric toothbrush heads feel too soft AND barely lasts AND are very expensive.

 

Any polishing grade alternatives or at least cheaper stock to find anywhere on the net?


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  #1558051 23-May-2016 16:17
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richms:

 

USB micro cables that go both ways for plugging in without looking easier. - 

 

 

On spec, I got one of these...  (redirects to the same place as the above link). It arrived today, and doesn't work at all. frown

 

 


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  #1558072 23-May-2016 17:02
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frankv:

 

richms:

 

USB micro cables that go both ways for plugging in without looking easier. - 

 

 

On spec, I got one of these... (redirects to the same place as the above link). It arrived today, and doesn't work at all. frown

 

 

Good to know. I am always vary of third party Apple connectors [have never bought ONE that worked properly] ... now Android too!


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  #1558074 23-May-2016 17:04
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Weird, I have 8 of the microusb ones and they all work great. 1.4A charge thru them ok.

 

No apple ones because I have nothing to connect those to.





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  #1558133 23-May-2016 18:10
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joker97:

I thought if anyone would know they'd be on this thread -


I don't like how my Oral-B electric toothbrush heads feel too soft AND barely lasts AND are very expensive.


Any polishing grade alternatives or at least cheaper stock to find anywhere on the net?



@joker97 I tried the Chinese knockoffs, and they are bad. Try the genuine Floss action brushheads. They feel harder and last a lot longer. I tried to get some cheap genuine ones off eBay a while back, but the trader was a scammer and only pretended to send them, requested and got a refund, but I had to stick to my guns after they tried to trick me into giving good feedback first!

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  #1558137 23-May-2016 18:22
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Thanks for the tip

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  #1558176 23-May-2016 19:40
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@raytaylor

 

Best headlamp ever 

 

 

Mine just arrived based on your recommendation, and it is awesome, thanks!

 

 


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