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 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.

If you learned something then click on the Like hand.

You could give me the ultimate compliment and Subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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

GMH 038 Postbag Carabiner Gernade, Smith Wesson Knife, SOG Tactical Knife

EDC.1991Carabiner Grenade aka Money Paw Survival Kit

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Outdoor-Camping-EDC-GEAR-Carabiner-Grenade-550-Paracord-Survival-Kit-Fishing-Kit-with-Fire-Starter-and/1948970_32754407036.html

Includes

* 3.5 meters 550 Paracord
* Cotton Tinder
* Aluminum Foil
* Eye Knife
* Needle
* Wire
* Fire Starter
* Weights
* Swivels
* Fishing Hook
* Floats
* Fishing Line
* Knife

Smith and Wesson Tanto lock Knife

https://meh.com/forum/topics/2-for-tuesday-smith–wesson-black-tanto-tactical-knives

* 7Crl7Mov High Carbon Stainless Steel
* Composite Handle
* Liner Lock
* Tanto style tip
* Blade length: 3.3″, Just legal

SOG Tactical Knife

* Fast assist
* Serrated edge
* Pocket clip on either end
* Paracord cutter when knife is closed
* Safety lock

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GMH 038 Postbag Carabiner Gernade, Smith Wesson Knife, SOG Tactical Knife

EDC.1991Carabiner Grenade aka Money Paw Survival Kit

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Outdoor-Camping-EDC-GEAR-Carabiner-Grenade-550-Paracord-Survival-Kit-Fishing-Kit-with-Fire-Starter-and/1948970_32754407036.html

Includes

* 3.5 meters 550 Paracord
* Cotton Tinder
* Aluminum Foil
* Eye Knife
* Needle
* Wire
* Fire Starter
* Weights
* Swivels
* Fishing Hook
* Floats
* Fishing Line
* Knife

Smith and Wesson Tanto lock Knife

https://meh.com/forum/topics/2-for-tuesday-smith–wesson-black-tanto-tactical-knives

* 7Crl7Mov High Carbon Stainless Steel
* Composite Handle
* Liner Lock
* Tanto style tip
* Blade length: 3.3″, Just legal

SOG Tactical Knife

* Fast assist
* Serrated edge
* Pocket clip on either end
* Paracord cutter when knife is closed
* Safety lock

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GMH 037 ToolTyme Menards

This is Tool Tyme video of Menard’s tools for my tool case. A number of inexpensive but still useful tools for a geek.

Items in this Tool Tyme haul

1. Lighted LED Tweezers $2.00
2. Tekton SAE / Metric nut driver bit set $7.00
3. Screwdriver set with small and medium swappable Flat/Phillips heads $3.00
3. ToolShop Precision screwdriver set 4 Flat head, 2 Phillipps $2.00
4. General 5X Eye Loupe $2.00
5. Ballon 6x / 10x Loupe (Not Menards) $4.00
6. Ekland Hex L-wrenches $2.00
7. Ekland Torx-L $5.00
8. TooShop 7 piecer tweezer set $3.00
9. Jumping Jack Phone Tablet Clip $2.00
10. Memorex 7″ Android Table $29.95
This is another of the “Lost” videos recovered after the server update. This was back in March and was one of the first attempts at retrying to use Camtasia (TechSmith) to perform the post-film editing. The editing was sloppy as I was trying to salvage a single long video into something usable. The lesson learned here is that it is not possible to take a single-take video and have it be easy to edit.

Shortly after this video was done I began having problems with Camtasia and I switch to VideoPad which at first seems to be more reliable. However, after a few videos, I discovered that it was taking about 1/3 extra time to render and longer video segments would get frozen on one frame for 30-120 seconds making the video useless.

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Yet Another Icon Generator only this one written with Vue.JS

Quickly create great looking favicons and general purpose ones Continue reading on Vue.js Feed »

Font Awesome is a great collection of Free ICONS but customizing them to look pretty for your application has been tedious.  The website has been written using Vue.JS as one of its components.  It is a great example of how Vue.JS can make the user interface look and perform “awesome”.   Give it a test drive at the following link.  I used it today for a handful of Blueish 128 pixel square ICONS for a quick project.

via Font Awesome Icon Generator using Vue.js — Vue.js Feed

GMH 034 Postbag NRF24L01 2 4Ghz wireless modules, A6 Chip, 27 MHz – 3 GHz RF Frequency Counter

NRF25L01 2.4 Ghz 1100-meter long-distance with PA+LNA wireless modules (with antenna)

https://www.aliexpress.com//www.aliexpress.com/item/1sets-Special-promotions-1100-meter-long-distance-NRF24L01-PA-LNA-wireless-modules-with-antenna/32341792715.html

Worldwide 2.4GHz ISM band operation,Free license to use.
126 RF channels.
High air data rate: 250kbps, 1 and 2Mbps.
Transmitter: 11.3mA at 0dBm output power

GPRS module GSM module A6 \ SMS \ Speech \ board \ wireless data transmission, received instead of full prototype board

https://www.aliexpress.com//www.aliexpress.com/item/GPRS-module-GSM-module-A6-SMS-Speech-board-wireless-data-transmission/32655849603.html

ANYSECU Frequency meter SF401 plus Frequency Counter 27Mhz-3000Mhz Radio Portable Frequency meter with CTCCSS/DCS Decoder

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/SURECOM-Frequency-meter-SF401-Frequency-Counter-27Mhz-3000Mhz-Radio-Portable-Frequency-Counter-meter-with-CTCCSS-DCS/32464963841.html

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Better tools for debugging Node.js

Debugging – the process of finding and fixing defects in software – can be a challenging task to do in all languages. Node.js is no exception. Luckily, the tooling for finding these issues improved a lot in the past period. Let’s take a look at what options you have to find and fix bugs in…

I am at the level with Node.JS that I no longer “Suck at it” but I am still learning every time I use it.  One of the areas I struggled with was debugging, which was much different and difficult than my .NET and PHP days.  It seems like open source meant that you were on your own for debugging.

Special thanks to Gergely for his article on just the topic of Node.js debugging.

pino.pngOne of the takeaways in the article is Pino is an extremely fast Node.js logger, inspired by bunyan. In many cases, pino is over 6x faster than alternatives like bunyan or winston
I had tried Winston as it was recommended by one of my programmer gods.  I was not worthy because I couldn’t understand it.  I have high hopes for Pino.

I use Microsoft VS Code editor as my editor and my IDE for almost everything including PowerShell, Bash, JavaScript, SQL, Node.js, ADCIIDoctor, and more.  I was glad to see a section in this article on how to better use MS Code with Node.js

via How to Debug Node.js with the Best Tools Available — RisingStack Engineering