Postbag Parts Galore GMH 057

Postbag Parts Galore. This postbag is from a number of packages that came to the Geek. Any Geek needs parts to survive, things like switches, jacks, cables, and cases.

  • 01:00 Mini USB Jacks,
  • 02:12 Banana Jacks
  • 03:29 SPDT Slide Switches Breadboard compatible
  • 05:15 18650 Battery Holders
  • 05:49 BNC to gator clips cable
  • 06:29 USB Volt/Amp/Watt/total time meter
  • 08:30 Warch the Geek burn himself
  • 08:49 Lever switches
  • 09:20 Raspberry Pie Case
  • 10:41 Case for W1209 Temp Thermostat control

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GMH 055 DIY Portable, Battery-Powered, 1-37 volt Power Supply

This DIY project takes an unused tobacco tin with a handful of parts and turns it into battery powered, rechargeable, 1v to 37v adjustable power supply. The center of the project is an XL6009 Buck/Boost converter. By swapping out the 10K trimmer pot on the board with a full-size Helipot and precision adjusting knob it’s possible to dial in the precise voltage needed. The LED displays both voltage in red and amperage in blue. The various outputs include a full sized USB, 2.1mm, and banana jacks. The project case was wrapped in Carbon Fiber Vinyl to give the power supply a much more modern look.

XL6009 Buck/Boost Converter https://www.aliexpress.com/item/XL600… $1.60

10K Precision Pot with fine adjustment locking knob https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1Pc-1… $2.46

Deja Vu Tobacco tin, Electronics Goldmine $2.49 http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G20664

DPDT Toggle switch https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00… $0.69

USB A Panel mount jack https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00… $5.95

2.1mm Power Jacks https://www.aliexpress.com/item/UXCEL… $0.32

2 Series 18650 charging and protection module https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2S-8-… $1.39

18650 Battery Holder https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5-Pcs… $0.29

Digital Volt / AMp meter, 100 volts 10 amps https://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-… $1.90

18650 Battery 3000ma https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01… $4.20

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GMH 054 Makers Faire Detroit, Michigan 2017, Videos and Pictures

Makers Faire Detriot Michigan, USA 2017. Video and photos. We got robots, flame breathing dragons, cosplay, maker spaces, gargoyles and the Oscar Meyer wiener mobile.

My first road trip with my new camera that I still haven’t mastered yet. I apologize for the video and photos which are a little shaky, out of focus, poorly lit and I need to work at this 😉

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GMH 053 Project Build a better Arduino blink sketch, Hello World, Ham style

Hello from KD8VON. The standard Arduino blink sketch used to confirm your Arduino board is working is just too boring. Being an Amateur Radio Geek I wrote this sketch to blink hello world out in Morse code.

Who knows Morse code? Some amateur radio operator, some pilots and a few Geeks like me.

This video and sketch are dedicated to Harvey Ernst who introduced me to Ham radio and electronics back when I was 13. Thank you.

—– Links —-

GitHub link to the HelloWorld Arduino sketch
https://github.com/GeekMustHave/HelloWorld

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GMH 052 Project Build Keep your Corp PC awake aka ImF15

Keep that corporate PC from going to sleep after inactivity. This video is a beginners introduction to the Arduino IDE,. ATTiny85, and the special sketch named (ImF15) that presses the F15 once a minute to keep your PC awake.

Make the ATtiny look like a standard type keyboard by using the proper VID/PID combination.

Depending on your skill level you can skip to
5:30 – Add Attiny to Arduino IDE
11:50 – The ImF15 sketch code.

Beware of the clones. Some fake ATTiny’s will cause issues on some systems.

——— LINKS ———-

Caffeine software (Zhorn) donation based
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/

ATtiny board manager JSON
http://digistump.com/package_digistump_index.json

DigiSpark/Arduino drivers and GitHub code library
https://github.com/digistumpArdunio/release

GitHub location for ImF15 sketch
https://github.com/GeekMustHave/ImF15

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GMH 051 Project Build DIY Overhead Camera Rig – “Natalya”

Project build of a DIY overhead camera rig to replace the first one I made from PVC pipe. Video of the first overhead rig called “Charlotte” is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVlhEDTJ7Zk&t=512s. The new one is made from cast iron pipe and mounted directly to the table. The stronger sturdier one is called “Natalya”

Video also has some of the lessons learned from the use of PVC pipe and admitting failure so those lessons can be appreciated.

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GMH 050 Video Blog Sanity Check after 50 videos

After a few weeks to think about the channel I decided to do a video blog to outline what the future for this channel is. After 50 videos it’s a sanity check on some of my initial thoughts on starting a channel

GMH 049 Deconstruction Acer6920 Laptop

Deconstruction of an Acer 6920 laptop for the display and whatever other goodies it may have. This was the Geek’s Linux test bed notebook for many years. It was getting a little old in the tooth. Time to salvage whatever I could.

Found some cool little speakers.

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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