[TriEmbed] A few notes from December 14th meeting

Pete Soper pete at soper.us
Mon Dec 14 20:01:24 CST 2020


Seven attendees. Agreed a second meeting reminder should be in store for 
next month.

Stemming from the problem of the month: mailbox monitor

Sensor ideas (sparse from faulty memory): accelerometer, switch 
pressed/released by mailbox door, mercury tilt switch

radio link to house

Some interesting URLs from the discussion:

Sending a text message via an email message:

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-send-a-text-message-from-email

Still available: Radio Shack "mail guard":

https://www.amazon.com/Radio-Shack-Wireless-Guard-Visual/dp/B00030DMV6

An interesting mailbox with automagic management of the flag:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gibraltar-Mailboxes-Patriot-Large-Plastic-Post-Mount-Mailbox-Black-GMB515B01/207205059

A wireless doorbell from Ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-Doorbell-Chime-Waterproof-Plugin-Receiver-Adjustable-Volume-1000FT-Kit/203075229470

And a turnkey solution from Sharper Image:

https://www.sharperimage.com/view/product/Wireless+Mail+Alert+System/207340?Keyword=&adpos=&cm_mmc=CPC-_-Google-_-Shopping+Campaigns+High+Priority-_-&creative=&creative=&device=c&matchtype=e&mkwid=UYMHyMiU|pkw||pcrid||pmt|e|pdv|c|slid||productid|207340-01|pgrid=1257841790835470&msclkid=15171da7085b12fba728427f0ab51485&network=s&p=plist2470005&ptaid=pla-4582214716876746&utm_campaign=Shopping+Campaigns+High+Priority&utm_medium=CPC&utm_source=bing

Carl Nobile's presentation slides about using GitHub:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ls3Y2zv0Z6ZZEK83pA6l9FpMcL-HagwY?usp=sharing

A graphical tool for doing a merge: Meld

   http://meldmerge.org/

This is configured as git's "diff tool" in use. Here's a blog about it:

   http://blog.marcinchwedczuk.pl/use-meld-as-git-merge-diff-tool

And another one:

https://lukas.zapletalovi.com/2012/09/three-way-git-merging-with-meld.html

Pete shared an update of an FXOS8700CQ sensor breakout board after the 
first one made in 2013:

  Carl shared an ESP32 board he's just starting with:

https://www.amazon.com/KeeYees-Development-Bluetooth-Microcontroller-ESP-WROOM-32/dp/B07QCP2451/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n1_0





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