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Marie Kondo’ing The Ol’Tech Corner

Lots of ESP8266

Been doing some cleaning of the ol’Tech Corner this weekend. Been reading Marie Kondo’s books(The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, for instance.) on tidying up. Anyone’s who’s gotten a good look at my tech corner can tell you it’s a bit like am old electronics shop. You know the one with the aisles and aisles of just “stuff” yeah. So while I can’t/won’t go and drag everything of one kind out… there are literally thousands of kinds of things in there… I did set a sort of cutoff based on my prevailing interests, recent frustrations, and just YOLO/TLDR; aspects of life. Smaller Than 1206? Out! Any part smaller than 1206 is out. 0805? nope. Out. Those tiny ant-like…
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ESP8266 Pogo Pin Programming Jig

Wing Pogo Pin ESP8266 Programming Jig

So, at some point in time, I was going to program a bunch of ESP8266 modules for resale with some custom code. Going through that experience has taught me to do more analysis before jumping in with payment in hand. 🙂 One of the things I did to try to make the process more tolerable was a programming jig for ESP8266 modules. I happened to have purchased a whole bunch of D1 Mini style modules where the ESP8266 modules sat on a small programming carrier board. It occurred to me that I could reuse the carrier board as a programming rig, and just program the ESP8266 modules themselves… if I had some kind of pogo pin jig. Notes: Circuit and PCB designed in Autodesk Eagle Circuit board manufactured…
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