GMH 047 Postbag Black Decker Gryo Screwdriver

Glowing Luminous cartoon pattern fidget spinner Hand Spinner For Autism and ADHD Increase Focu Keep Hands Busy $1.50
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/White-Black-Tri-Spinner-Fidget-Toy-Plastic-EDC-Hand-Spinner-For-Autism-and-ADHD/32790549903.html

Tri-Spinner Fidgets Toy spinner hand EDC Sensory Fidget Spinner For Autism and ADHD Kids/Adult Funny Anti Stress Toys MBF68 $8.75
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/White-Black-Tri-Spinner-Fidget-Toy-Fidgets-Hand-Spinner-For-Autism-and-ADHD-One-hand-spiral/32792140521.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.h9mSzj

Portable Black Straight Bend Anti-static Plastic Tweezer Heat Resistant Repair Tool Free Shipping $1.55
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Portable-Black-Straight-Bend-Anti-static-Plastic-Tweezer-Heat-Resistant-Repair-Tool-Free-Shipping/32626897076.html

10x 22mm wood cutting disc dremel rotary tool circular saw blade dremel cutting tools for woodworking tool Dremel accessories $2.19
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10x-22mm-wood-cutting-disc-dremel-rotary-tool-circular-saw-blade-dremel-cutting-tools-for-woodworking/32585891471.html

HSS High-speed-steel Circular Wood Cutting Cutoff Saw Blade Wheel Discs Mandrel for Dremel Rotary Power Tools w/ 1 Mandrel 5PCS $3.95
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HSS-High-speed-steel-Circular-Wood-Cutting-Cutoff-Saw-Blade-Wheel-Discs-Mandrel-for-Dremel-Rotary/32672300000.html

Black & Decker BDCS40G 4-Volt MAX Gyro Screwdriver $45
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008R5259Y/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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GMH 046 Postbag HDMIController Raspberry PI Zero W and case

Adafruit Rasberry Pi Zero W
https://www.adafruit.com/products/3400

Pibow Zero Case for Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3
https://www.adafruit.com/products/3005

Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3 Camera Cable
https://www.adafruit.com/products/3157

2mm Pitch 25-Pin Female Socket Headers – Pack of 5
https://www.adafruit.com/products/2672

VSDISPLAY HDMI+VGA+2AV LCD Controller Board work for 15.4″ 17″ 1440×900 lcd panel
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NGZPN18/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Samsung 32GB EVO Plus Class 10 Micro SDHC with Adapter 80mb/s (MB-MC32DA/AM)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WR4IJBE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

GMH 045 Postbag ESP8266 Relay, DiceKit, PiZero W

ESP8266 5V WiFi relay module Things smart home remote control switch phone, 400m APP $4.25
Vendor: e_goto Processor store
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ESP8266-5V-WiFi-relay-module-Things-smart-home-remote-control-switch-phone-APP/32735832428.html

1.Onboard Module:ESP8266 wifi module;in AP mode it can connect with 5 Clients at the same time
2.Operating Way:cellphone carried on wifi module;cellphone and wifi module carried on the same router,and use APP to control relay
3.Transmission Distance:400m (max)
4.Relay:5V,10A/250V AC 10A/30V DC
5.Baud Rate:9600,8,1,0,0
6.Features:diode effusion protection;short response time

Onboard ESP8266 11 WIFI module has three types of work: STA (client), AP (heat
Point) and STfA + AP (client + hot), according to the work of the module to select the corresponding WIFI model
Head to work mode.
Before using the need to use serial debugging software and USB to TTL module to send serial port instructions on the WIFI module into
Line configuration (after the completion of the configuration do not power, because the WIFI module after some of the parameters can not be saved)
Mobile phone and WIFI module to establish a network connection can use the mobile phone APP control relay.

Electronic Dice NE555 CD4017 DIY Kit 5mm Red LEDs 4.5-5V ICSK057A Electronic Fun Kit $2.19
Vendor: e_goto Processor store (IC Station) circuit
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Electronic-Dice-NE555-CD4017-DIY-Kit-5mm-Red-LEDs-4-5-5V-ICSK057A-Electronic-Fun-Kit/32597781923.html

ICSK057A Precise Electronic Dice DIY Kit 7pcs 5mm Red LEDs
Electronic dice kit is based on the NE555 oscillator circuit and circuit CD4017 counter display kit.

1. Kit parameters:
Supply voltage: 4.5-5V
Dimensions: 74 * 35mm

2. Function:
When a power-up, 7 LED will randomly display a number of points, players press the switch S1,7 all lit LED only after about 7 seconds LED light starts blinking, until finally showed stable points. Throughout the end of the first “crap” process.

3. Circuit:
Circuit mainly by the pulse generator and a decade counter circuit. Pulse generator and external elements by NE555 multivibrator, when you press the button S1 when Q1 turns on, the output pulse NE555 3 feet, then five turns the output CD4017 output high, resistors and transistors by different combination, can drive seven LED light to indicate the number of points 1-6 points.

uxcell Waterproof Plastic Electric Project Case Junction Box (2.3×1.4-Inches, 5pcs) $8.07
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O9Y633G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Adafruit Raspberry Pi Zero Case $4.75
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3252

This is a basic, classic Pi Zero enclosure with a black base and a clear top. The case is as minimal as it gets, coming in just two pieces of polycarbonate that snap snugly together. This case will keep your Pi Zero safe and secure while also looking super sleek. You can use all of the connectors on the edges of the Pi: mini HDMI, microSD slot, microUSB power, and microUSB port. There’s also a cut out to allow a 2×20-pin header to be soldered onto the Pi Zero.

The enclosure was designed by Mike Doell – just like our elegant, beautiful, and functional Pi Case for Raspberry Pi Model B. Made of ultra-durable, super-glossy polycarbonate, it is both good looking and tough enough to toss into your pocket, bookbag, or toolbox. It has slim openings for all your cables, an easy-to-access slot for your Micro SD card, slots for your Pi Camera, and a space for your GPIO cable to extend out from the Pi.

The Pi sits nicely in the base, latching to the corner pegs, and the lid fits snugly on top. If you want to break-out your Pi you can simply snap off the GPIO slot and add pHATs, Bonnets, GPIO cables and other accessories with ease.

Raspberry Pi Zero W $10
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3400

If you didn’t think that the Raspberry Pi Zero could possibly get any better, then boy do we have a pleasant surprise for you! The new Raspberry Pi Zero W offers all the benefits of the Pi Zero v1.3, but with one big difference – built-in WiFi!

More specifically, this giant upgrade is the addition of a BCM43143 WiFi chip BUILT-IN to your Raspberry Pi Zero – just like the Pi 3! No more pesky WiFi adapters – this Pi is WiFi ready. There’s also Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board making the Pi an excellent IoT solution (BLE support is still in the works, software-wise).

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GMH 044 Tool Tyme Harbor Freight

Starting a new “Tool Case” that is a little more manageable than my old metal tool box. Going to do this one the cheap as much as possible. Starting with a Harbor Freight Tool case. I know there are lots of folks out there who like to talk trash about Harbor Freight and their “Use once and throw away” tools. If I were a carpenter or electrician I might decide to shop someplace else. But if I’m on a budget and just doing something as a hobby I think that for some items Harbor Freight is “Good Enough”.

18 in. x 6 in. x 13 in. Silver Aluminum Case $24.99, this is good item to use a 20% off coupon on, then it’s $20 ish
https://www.harborfreight.com/18-in-x-6-in-x-13-in-silver-aluminum-case-62272.html

Snapgate 10 Ft. Carabiner Tape Measure $0.99
https://www.harborfreight.com/10-ft-carabiner-tape-measure-65999.html

Pittsburg 25 ft. x 1 in. QuikFind Tape Measure with ABS Casing $3.99, free with coupon
https://www.harborfreight.com/25-ft-x-1-in-quikfind-tape-measure-with-abs-casing-69030.html

Pittsburg 2 Pc Mini Locking Pliers Set $4.99
https://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-midget-locking-pliers-set-91683.html

Pittsburg 6-1/2 in. Wire Strippers with Pressure Adjustment $5.99
https://www.harborfreight.com/6-1-2-half-inch-wire-strippers-with-pressure-adjustment-66690.html

Central Forge 12 Piece Precision Needle File Set $3.99
https://www.harborfreight.com/12-piece-precision-needle-file-set-4614.html

Pittsburg 26 Pc Ratcheting Screwdriver Set $9.99
https://www.harborfreight.com/26-piece-ratchet-screwdriver-set-96733.html

Storehouse 18 Compartment Small Storage Container $2.99
https://www.harborfreight.com/18-divider-storage-container-94456.html

Pittsburg 15 lb. Capacity Telescoping Magnetic Pickup Tool
https://www.harborfreight.com/15-lb-capacity-telescoping-magnetic-pickup-tool-95933.html

Portland Saw 6 In. Mini Hacksaw $4.99
https://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-mini-hacksaw-65341.html

Pittsburg Pro Automatic Center Punch $3.99
https://www.harborfreight.com/spring-loaded-center-punch-621.html

6 in. Utility Shears $1.99
https://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-utility-shears-67145.html

Hardy Mechanic’s Gloves Medium $5.99
https://www.harborfreight.com/mechanics-gloves-medium-62426.html

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GMH 043 Postbag Raspberry Pi Camera, IR Lights

Raspberry Pi Camera Focal Adjustable Night Vision Camera Module for Raspberry Pi 2/3 Model B Raspberry Pi Noir Camera $15.60
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Raspberry-Pi-Camera-Focal-Adjustable-Night-Vision-Camera-Module-for-Raspberry-Pi-2-3-Model-B/32712369636.html

CCD size : 1/4inch
Aperture (F) : 1.8
Focal Length : 3.6MM (adjustable)
Diagonal : 75.7 degree
Sensor best resolution : 1080p

High-quality ABS DIY 9V Battery Storage Holder Case Box With Cord Wire Lead ON/OFF Toggle Switch 67x33x20mm $0.90
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-quality-ABS-DIY-9V-Battery-Storage-Holder-Case-Box-With-Cord-Wire-Lead-ON-OFF/32592351539.html

Yosoo 5 Pcs 100x60x25mm Plastic Cover Project Electronic Enclosure Instrument Case DIY Power Junction Box $11.99
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019GFLNV4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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GMH 042 Product Review Jaald Leather Laptop Bag

Finally, the Geek got a new notebook. A bigger, better, faster and much easier to use notebook. This new expensive notebook deserved a better home than the old dusty case the last notebook was in and the Geek wanted to make a statement. “Go with leather, go retro” I heard the voice say.

Jaald 16″ Genuine Leather messenger bag for men convertible laptop backpack shoulder bag $77
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LCX5V84/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Leather laptop messenger bag cum backpack for men and women. Dimensions : (approx) 16 X 12 X 5 inch. (height , breadth, inner depth )
-40 cm X 30 cm X 13 cm . 25 inch shoulder drop (54 – 57 inch / 127 cm adjustable sling) Slightly varies as each handmade
Convertible backpack / messenger bag / briefcase satchel Three partition inside for laptop,files etc.
Has four outer small pockets for misc items.Can be used as an office bag, tow zippered pockets at inner front and rear.
This briefcase comes with brass polished buckles, 100% rust free. adjustable sling. leather laptop bag Can hold 15.6″ Laptops.
Material: high-quality leather Has an inner stitched canvas for durability.The laptop partitions are padded

Cocoon Grid-It CPG20BK 15 x 9.5-Inch Organizer (Black) $21.99
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HU4AGG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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GMH 041 Product Review Portable Signal Generator $20

This is a product review of a small, portable, low-frequency signal generator that I intend on adding to my instruments case. This unit is nicely packaged and runs on a standard 9-volt battery. For $18.99 it is a good start.

Function (waveform) signal generator. It can produce some special periodic time function waveforms (sine wave, Fang Bo, triangle wave, sawtooth wave and pulse wave, etc.), the frequency range can be from a few micro he to tens of MHz function signal generator in the circuit experiment and equipment detection has a very wide range of uses. So the learning and design circuit will also be used to.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DDS-low-frequency-signal-generator-sine-wave-Fang-Bo-triangle-wave-Ju-Chibo/32425436576.htm

DDS signal generator parameter:

The frequency range of 1HZ-65534Hz is: DDS. (almost no distortion, the enlarged part of the TL082)

High speed (HS) Fang Bo: 1MHZ/2MHZ/4MHZ/8MHZ signal;

The offset amplitude of the DDS signal can be adjusted by two potentiometers;

DDS signal: sine wave, square wave, sawtooth wave, reverse zigzag wave, triangle wave, ECG wave and noise wave.

1602 LCD LCD screen;

Intuitive 5 key keyboards.

Step frequency: 1, 10100100010000Hz;

Automatically recover the last time after the power supply.

Offset: 0.5pp-5Vpp

Amplitude: 0.5Vpp-14Vpp

Output impedance: ohms 20-200

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GMH 040 Postbag Soldering Pad, ATTiny167, ATMega32U4, ESP8266, Mega 2650

The Adafruit package will be opened in another Postbag video.

Soldering Pad Heat-resistant Heat Gun BGA Soldering Station Repair Insulation Insulator Pad Desk Mat Maintenance For Platform $4.54

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Soldering-Pad-Heat-resistant-Heat-Gun-BGA-Soldering-Station-Repair-Insulation-Insulator-Pad-Desk-Mat-Maintenance/32745264673.html

5V 8W Mini Portable USB Electric Powered Soldering Iron Pen Tip with Touch Switch Protective Cap $6.19

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5V-8W-Mini-Portable-USB-Electric-Powered-Soldering-Iron-Pen-Tip-with-Touch-Switch-Protective-Cap/3278881.html

L298N Dual H-Bridge Stepper Motor Driver Board For Arduino $1.42

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/L298N-Dual-H-Bridge-Stepper-Motor-Driver-Board-For-Arduino/32392774289.html

ESP8266 Web Sever serial WiFi expansion board shield ESP-12E for UNO r3UNO R3 DIY $5.20

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ESP8266-Web-Sever-serial-WiFi-expansion-board-shiled-ESP-12E-for-arduino-uno-r3UNO-R3/32614104775.html

3.2 inch TFT LCD module Ultra HD 320X480 + MEGA 2560 R3 Board and SD Card slot+ USB Cable $13.78

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3-2-inch-TFT-LCD-module-Ultra-HD-320X480-MEGA-2560-R3-Board-USB-Cable/32604352634.html

0.96 I2C IIC SPI Serial 128X64 Blue and Yellow OLED LCD LED Display Module for $2.80

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/0-96-I2C-IIC-SPI-Serial-128X64-Blue-and-Yellow-OLED-LCD-LED-Display-Module-for/32602446259.html

CP2102 USB 2.0 to UART TTL 5PIN Connector Module Serial Converter with Dupont lin $1.35

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/CP2102-USB-2-0-to-UART-TTL-5PIN-Connector-Module-Serial-Converter-with-Dupont-lin/32503014137.html

Experimental 9V battery snap power cable to DC 9V clip male line battery adapter for UNO r3 DIY $0.70 / 5 module with 2-row pin header For Leonardo 1PCS $3.18

New Pro Micro ATmega32U4 5V/16MHz Module with 2 row pin header For Leonardo 1PCS $3.50

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Pro-Micro-ATmega32U4-5V-16MHz-Module-with-2-row-pin-header-For-Leonardo-1PCS/32785518952.html

5PCS 2 Channel IIC I2C Logic Level Converter Bi-Directional Module 5V to 3.3V $1.40 5 units

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5PCS-2-Channel-IIC-I2C-Logic-Level-Converter-Bi-Directional-Module-5V-to-3-3V/32780215080.html

Digispark Pro Kickstarter development board use Micro ATTINY167 module for uail $3.50

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-1pcs-Digispark-Pro-kickstarter-development-board-use-Micro-ATTINY167-module-for-Arduino-usb/32582770083.html

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GMH 039 Tutorial Embed Google Calendar in your WebSite

This tutorial shows how to embed your personal Google calendar into your website. It also shows how to get a simple link to share with others if you don’t have a website.

Sometimes you need to share your Google calendar, with other people, so that they can schedule events for you.

Google does allow you to share your calendar, directly with another user.
That calendar could have details, you may not want others to be viewing, like your doctor appointment’s, or when you exercise.
The alternative is, to share the calendar with any scheduled events, where all events are shown as busy, with no details.

Google can generate HTML code, called embedded code, that can be copied into a web page, to allow people to view your calendar.

To reduce the risk of people viewing events you don’t want to be seen, you can divide your events into multiple calendars.
For example, one calendar could be personal and private events and, another calendar could be business events.
If like me, you work for more than one client, you may have a separate calendar, for each client.

NOTE: This video was an experiment using all of the new things I’ve learning from some Camtasia training. I may have gone a little overboard 😉

It uses Natural Reader and a voice to give me that British tone that so many other YouTube videos have. So a learning experience with Text to Speech (TTS).
Some of the TTS text is shown above. NOTE: Listen to how “Peter” pronounces Git Hub, it’s a hoot.

It required blurring to hide some of my personal stuff from prying eyes. I’ll try to avoid doing that shit again.

I did custom music mixes. So another new learning experience using audio mixing. There must be people out there who do this stuff for cheap.

I wrote a simple HTML template and created a GitHub repository for it. More new skills.

After 5 hours creating a PowerPoint template (It can be used over again), typing in the narration (Forced me to learn how to make sentences sound correct), capturing the Powerpoint slides, mixing music, syncing the voice with the slides, capturing sequences from the browser, Microsoft Visual Studio Code and FileZilla….
a 10:18 video was created.

Was it worth it? I hope so. Please let me know in the comment section below what you think of this experiment.

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Now, Take a little time, and force yourself to learn something new.

Link to HTML Template code at GitHub
https://github.com/GeekMustHave/Embebed-Google-Calendar

Ever feel like you backed the wrong horse? Too many API Standard(s)

2017-05-06_21-08-25

Currently, there are three main competing HTTP API specifications: 1. Open API Specification (OAS) by Open API Initiative (OAI) – based on Swagger 2.0, 2. RAML with MuleSoft as main  contributor, and 3. API Blueprint backed by Apiary which was bought by Oracle this year. While all three specifications have their own merits and tools built around, OAS has attracted the main support from the community after Swagger was entrusted to the Linux Foundation in 2015. OAS was supported from day one by 3Scale, Apigee, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and PayPal, among others.

It is not clear how the HTTP API space will evolve in the future, but there are some interesting proceedings taking place lately. One of them is the recent announcement from MuleSoft to join the OAI. Uri Sarid, the CTO of MuleSoft and the creator of RAML, has started to participate in the OAI Technical Developer Community considering that “everyone should support a common format that can at least describe the service model of an API” and that format should be “the one most commonly-adopted today: the OpenAPI Specification.”

I was experimenting recently with the process to create API’s.  I fell in love with Apiary due to easy Markdown syntax.  I created the specification for a few API’s and even used the mock server built into Apiary.IO.  In the past, I had used Swagger 1.x and had some difficulties with the Swagger syntax.  I make predictions as part of my job.  Just like the weatherman, I don’t get fired if I’m wrong.  My prediction is that the OAS with Swagger 2.0 with any extensions dreamed up will be the leading API standard for near future.

Via: https://www.infoq.com/news/2017/05/api-raml-oas?utm_campaign=infoq_content&amp%3butm_source=infoq&amp%3butm_medium=feed&amp%3butm_term=global