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      09-18-2020, 05:37 PM   #1
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COVID got me bored and got me to build me wide some planter boxes she wanted. Gave me an excuse to drink alone and play with some of my tools so I made 3 of these. I killed almost a full case of 2007 Vieux Telegraphe making these. The French wine is what got me inspired to give it a French theme, plus I'm going for a ménage à trois in return for my 100+ hours of hard work and drinking. This is the small one about 3 feet wide. I made two others 4.5 wide.

I also blasted through about 10 80s movies in the background.

I'm thinking of making making a cat tree next. I'm going a little insane.
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Oh man, this thread could go wrong real quick!

Lovely planter box though!
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Not so much made, but I wanted to start lifting at home but the garage was full of crap. I boarded out part of my attic (new build so had to raise flooring with legs) and tidied up the garage to make room for a bench and weights.
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Besides holding a NodeMCU captive, what exactly does it do?????
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Besides holding a NodeMCU captive, what exactly does it do?????
UV-C light is known to kill bacteria and viruses so I made a controller for UV-C light bulb to control the light remotely on internet (obviously because UV can be harmful to humans as well). It just plugs into the wall and works with the WIFI. I pretty much finished it and planning to pitch it to a fat cat then found out a "WIFI based light controller" was patented a few years ago.

MCU board is an off-the-shelf ESP32.
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I pretty much finished it and planning to pitch it to a fat cat then found out a "WIFI based light controller" was patented a few years ago.

MCU board is an off-the-shelf ESP32.
Does someone have a patent on the same device with an internal UV sensor, timer, and live report of the exposure power/duration via wifi? If not, it's my gift to you.

Interesting story - I breadboarded this up with a NodeMCU (ESP32) a few years back, when I wanted a third opinion on light/UV readings against two of my weather stations. The Lux and UV i2c breakout modules are on the edge of the board, so that they could be mounted facing the sky with the breadboard vertical:



Never did anything with it after determining that these two sensors had lousy factory calibrations in sunlight and suspect Arduino support libraries.....
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Does someone have a patent on the same device with an internal UV sensor, timer, and live report of the exposure power/duration via wifi? If not, it's my gift to you.

Interesting story - I breadboarded this up with a NodeMCU (ESP32) a few years back, when I wanted a third opinion on light/UV readings against two of my weather stations. The Lux and UV i2c breakout modules are on the edge of the board, so that they could be mounted facing the sky with the breadboard vertical:



Never did anything with it after determining that these two sensors had lousy factory calibrations in sunlight and suspect Arduino support libraries.....
clever way to mount the extra boards on the side.

Anyways, ESP32 is cheap and versatile (hard to find anything cheaper with WIFI chip built-in) but also libraries seem to have bugs. Retrieving some webpages causes the board to reset. It is a known issue without any solution I could find so I just worked around it.
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Does someone have a patent on the same device with an internal UV sensor, timer, and live report of the exposure power/duration via wifi? If not, it's my gift to you.

Interesting story - I breadboarded this up with a NodeMCU (ESP32) a few years back, when I wanted a third opinion on light/UV readings against two of my weather stations. The Lux and UV i2c breakout modules are on the edge of the board, so that they could be mounted facing the sky with the breadboard vertical:



Never did anything with it after determining that these two sensors had lousy factory calibrations in sunlight and suspect Arduino support libraries.....
Pst......https://www.handyuv.com/HandyBOX-UV-...-p/uhs300n.htm

Was researching these last week for work. Also working on a temp kiosk that will email supervisors immediately, by email in the event that a member of their team has a fever.....that more cowbell won't cure.

From what I've researched UV-C isn't nearly as harmful as it doesn't fully penetrate the stratum lucidum.
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Congrats spazzy!! Beautiful!
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I'm a little rusty on my cursive, but does that say his name is Griggs? You named him Griggs?
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I'm a little rusty on my cursive, but does that say his name is Griggs? You named him Griggs?
Yes, grandmothers maiden name. They both have family names and more traditional middle names.
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Way to go! Very, very cool. Is that Ivey (or Ives?) and Griggs? My wife’s name is Ivey!
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Ives( my middle name and my great grandfathers middle name as well) and Griggs( family name from my wife's side of the family.) We have been calling her Ivey but they both have more common middle names (Catherine and Dean, which both are family names as well) if they want to go by those.
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Thread winners!! Congrats to both of you!

BTW, Griggs is a bad ass name!
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BTW, Griggs is a bad ass name!
I like it. Don't tell my wife but it reminds me of Lethal Weapon. Haha
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I like it. Don't tell my wife but it reminds me of Lethal Weapon. Haha
I thought the same. Still though, Griggs is bad assery as it's finest. Teach him to tell people they are too old for this shit.
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