Video requests?


#1

Just wondering if there are any types of videos people would like me to be making in the near term. Happy to try things out on a stream or to cover more in depth for a captured video (non-stream, more pausing/editing)

I suppose the immediate question is: What are you struggling with currently?


#2

When looking at creating a new design, one of the things that stumps me the most is understanding pull ups and pull downs and in particular if I want to add an indicator LED how would that influence the behaviour. I have certainly used them but never with confidence. I think this topic has already been addressed somewhere on the forum. So when asked what I struggle with, that comes to mind.

There is one other topic I am struggling with but this is more KiCad related and I think I will turn to that forum. It is more of a “best practice” question for connectors. I did make a comment on this on the CE Header Footprint thread.


#3

The couple of topics that I could think about would be:

  • Understanding circuits with current flow vs voltage drops
  • How to start a circuit design from scratch.
    • Maybe this could include how to find app notes, or how to find the parts to start designing around

#4

I’ve really been struggling getting started with an ESP8266. Do you ever do videos about getting projects online?


#5

You could probably start a topic for that too, I have some experience with the ESP8266 and likely others here would love to try and help out.


#6

OK, i’ll try to do that when I get home from work tonight!


#7

It would help to know what you are trying to do with the ESP8266. If just grabbing a couple of input values from something in the NodeMCU format, there is a “already baked” solution out there where you install firmware, configure the ESP to access your Wifi, and collect the data. No coding required. I am am not saying this will work for everyone. In my case, I am collecting temp and humidity info. and reporting it into a Home Automation system via the MQTT support.

The project is called ESPEasy.