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  1. Filippa - Sunday, 15 November 2020 on blog post Milking Cows with Arduino - Part 3
    Hi, I know this post is a few years old now and you might not still check these comments but if you do can you please contact me on Filippacarlsson.foto@gmail.com I would really appreciate it as I urgently need a similar solution.
    Thank you,
    Best regards,
    Filippa
  2. Charles Sanson - Friday, 23 October 2020 on product IR Break Beam Sensor - 5mm LEDs
    Hi,

    I am looking for an IR break beam sensor that will sense to a distance of 1 meter. I am building an automatic teatsprayer for our cowshed and will need to sense when cows are moving over the spray nozzle. Do you have any products that will be suitable for my application.

    Thanks,
    Charles
  3. Charles Sanson - Friday, 23 October 2020 on product IR Break Beam Sensor - 5mm LEDs
    Hi,

    I am looking for an IR break beam sensor that will sense to a distance of 1 meter. I am building an automatic teatsprayer for our cowshed and will need to sense when cows are moving over the spray nozzle. Do you have any products that will be suitable for my application.

    Thanks,
    Charles
  4. Jeff Brixhamite - Wednesday, 21 October 2020 on product FIDO U2F Security Key
    You can still get Fido2 security keys (e.g. https://nicegear.nz/product/fido-u2f-security-key) . Probably their strongest feature is anti-phishing protection.
  5. Gary Fisher - Tuesday, 13 October 2020 on product Vacuum Pump - 12V
    Hi Is this reversable by changing polarity, ie to supply vacuum and pressure? Thanks
  6. jobin - Tuesday, 15 September 2020 on product Analog ORP (Oxidation-Reduction Potential) Meter
    how much time it will take to deliver to Auckland, albany
  7. Marcus Bland - Saturday, 05 September 2020 on product Laser Diode - 5mW 650nm Red - Line
    Hi there can you supply a power supply for the line laser?
  8. Marcus Bland - Saturday, 05 September 2020 on product Laser Diode - 5mW 650nm Red - Line
    Hi there can you supply a power supply for the line laser?
  9. Mohammad Ali - Friday, 28 August 2020 on blog post Hacking a Mitsubishi Heat Pump / Air Conditioner
    I am air conditioning chiller and cool room working jobs please help
  10. ROBERTO LUO - Wednesday, 26 August 2020 on product Raspberry Pi Touch Screen Display
    Dear Madam/Sir,

    We had R&D a new HDMI Display with the NEW function as below:
    1. Top Compatibility: Plug & Play for most HDMI devices.
    2. Native Landscape Mode.
    3. FULL HD 1920x1080
    More details, pls contact with us!

    We looking for the distributors!
  11. Ben Byrd - Saturday, 08 August 2020 on blog post Hacking a Mitsubishi Heat Pump / Air Conditioner
    Does anyone know if its possible to read the heat pump / AC's reading of humidity (like we can for temperature) using these methods?
  12. Hadley Rich - Wednesday, 05 August 2020 on product Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout
    Hi David,

    I'm sure it likely can communicate with an RF24, we don't currently have stock of these, we do have this one if that helps:

    https://nicegear.nz/product/adafruit-feather-huzzah-with-esp8266-wifi

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  13. David Thornber - Wednesday, 05 August 2020 on product Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout
    Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout

    Hi
    This looks like exactly what I need. I have been using Arduino boards with RF24 wifi modules to talk to each other. Can my RF24 communicate with the HUZZAH board?
    When will they be in stock?
    Regards
    David
  14. Dave glover - Monday, 03 August 2020 on product Raspberry Pi Relay Board
    This product works some of the time. If you have mains voltage through two relays at once, after a period of time the board shuts down.There is a warning about in on the seeed web page for this item.
  15. Dave glover - Monday, 03 August 2020 on product Raspberry Pi Relay Board
    This product works some of the time. If you have mains voltage through two relays at once, after a period of time the board shuts down.There is a warning about in on the seed we page for this item.
  16. bradzero - Saturday, 01 August 2020 on blog post Building 100 Arduino Vacuum Pressure Gauges
    hi Hadley Rich is it possible that i could get a parts list and a wiring diagram for the digital vacuum gauge or is it possible to order one

    u can email me at
    bradley_schesso@hotmail.com
  17. Sean - Tuesday, 28 July 2020 on product Peristaltic Liquid Pump with Silicone Tubing
    Hi, Is this still on stock ?
  18. Hadley Rich - Friday, 10 July 2020 on product Adafruit Trinket M0
    Hi, Should be here in around 10 days
  19. Jim - Friday, 10 July 2020 on product Adafruit Trinket M0
    Hi, Any idea when your stock of Adafruit Trinket M0 will arrive ? Many thanks.
  20. Jim - Friday, 10 July 2020 on product Adafruit Trinket M0
    Hi, Any idea when your stock of Adafruit Trinket M0 will arrive ? Many thanks.
  21. Josh Lobel - Sunday, 21 June 2020 on blog post Hacking a Mitsubishi Heat Pump / Air Conditioner
    Thanks to everyone, and especially Hadley for all of this work.

    I have pursued the Raspberry pi approach, and have most things working. I can use mitsi.py to change settings on my MSZ-FH12NA. I was initially confused by the TX and RX connection - not realizing that I had to connect TX on mitsubishi to RX on pi.

    However, I'm not sure what to do with the mqmitsi MQTT file. I have downloaded mosquitto, and can read publish and subscribe messages, but they don't seem to write/read from the serial port. If I issue a pub command like

    mosquitto_pub -h localhost -t "heatpump/command/state" -m '{"power":"ON", "temp": 15, "mode": "COOL"}'

    it doesn't change the heat pump.

    Do I need to do something like :
    python mqmitsi &
    to run it in the background (i've tried that), or do I need to add it to the mosquito broker in some way?

    Thanks for any advice. I have not installed home assistant yet. I'm using Pi Zero W to control the heatpumps and they don't suggest installing home assistant on the pi 0.
  22. katerina - Thursday, 18 June 2020 on product SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect Quatro
    Dear,

    My name is Katerina and i am contact you from Matrix Smart Home.
    i need the product you have Silicondust HDHR5-4DT(EU) HDHomeRun CONNECT QUATRO

    Please contact me in kathry12@hotmail.com.

    Thank you
  23. Hadley Rich - Monday, 08 June 2020 on product 12V Solenoid Valve - 3/4"
    Most likely yes
  24. Paul Ayres - Monday, 08 June 2020 on product 12V Solenoid Valve - 3/4"
    Do you think I could use this for switching low pressure air (~4 bar / 50 psi)?
  25. Hadley Rich - Monday, 08 June 2020 on product 12V Solenoid Valve - 3/4"
    Unfortunately not, just this one.
  26. MikeH - Saturday, 06 June 2020 on product 12V Solenoid Valve - 3/4"
    hi do you have the AQT 15 SL solenoid available
  27. MikeH - Saturday, 06 June 2020 on product 12V Solenoid Valve - 3/4"
    hi do you have the AQT 15 SL solenoid available
  28. Hadley Rich - Tuesday, 26 May 2020 on product JST SH Jumper 4 Wire Assembly - 8"
    It's not. Unfortunately we don't have that specific connector currently.
  29. David - Tuesday, 26 May 2020 on product JST SH Jumper 4 Wire Assembly - 8"
    Is this the connector to use for the Mitsubishi heat pump project ?
  30. Anthony - Wednesday, 29 April 2020 on product Stepper Motor - 125 oz.in (200 steps/rev)
    hi i am after 4 of theses any idea when you will have more? thanks
  31. JMan7777 - Monday, 20 April 2020 on blog post Hacking a Mitsubishi Heat Pump / Air Conditioner
    If someone is interested to control his/her Mitsubishi air conditioners via Samsung SmartThings feel free to check my project:

    https://github.com/JMan7777/Mitsubishi-Aircon-SmartThings

    It uses an ESP32 connected via the CN105 port and the SmartThings Classic app.

    Cheers.
  32. katheryn - Tuesday, 14 April 2020 on product Big Dome Push Button - Red
    can this button be plugged in as opposed to battery operated ?
  33. katheryn - Tuesday, 14 April 2020 on product Big Dome Push Button - Red
    can this button be plugged in as opposed to battery operated ?
  34. Great Job - Friday, 03 April 2020 on blog post Milking Cows with Arduino - Part 3
    That's sounds like a great system. Is there any chance that you post your Software for the Arduino? Is it possible to buy it somewhere? We are a small milking farm. The milkling company offered us 78'000 to replace the milking system controllers. That's more money that we will do in a full year work.
    My email address is:
    job-scout@mastercool.ch

    Thanks!
  35. Great Job - Friday, 03 April 2020 on blog post Milking Cows with Arduino - Part 3
    That's sounds like a great system. Is there any chance that you post your Software for the Arduino? Is it possible to buy it somewhere? We are a small milking farm. The milkling company offered us 78'000 to replace the milking system controllers. That's more money that we will do in a full year work.
    My email address is:
    job-scout@mastercool.ch

    Thanks!
  36. Jamie - Monday, 30 March 2020 on product Vacuum Pump - 12V
    Hi team, is it possible to connect the positive pressure output of this pump to basically use it as a small compressor? Cheers,
  37. Andrew Boyd - Sunday, 29 March 2020 on product Linksys SPA2102
    hi

    Are these able to be reset?

    it seems to have lost its ability to get online :(

    thanks

    cheers
  38. Luka Cosic - Thursday, 06 February 2020 on product Solid State Relay (SSR)
    Wouldn't recommend these, I bought 4 and 3 of them started leaking voltage through on the load side, my lightbulbs would flicker when the relay control was disconnected and work correctly when powered on.
  39. Luka Cosic - Thursday, 06 February 2020 on product Solid State Relay (SSR)
    Wouldn't recommend these, I bought 4 and 3 of them started leaking voltage through on the load side, my lightbulbs would flicker when the relay control was disconnected and work correctly when powered on.
  40. Luka Cosic - Thursday, 06 February 2020 on product Solid State Relay (SSR)
    Wouldn't recommend these, I bought 4 and 3 of them started leaking voltage through on the load side, my lightbulbs would flicker when the relay control was disconnected and work correctly when powered on.
  41. Werner van der Merwe - Sunday, 22 December 2019 on product Water Flow Sensor - 1"
    The link to the wiki doco has changed - please refer to http://wiki.seeedstudio.com/G1_Water_Flow_Sensor/
  42. Zorro - Monday, 09 December 2019 on blog post Hacking a Mitsubishi Heat Pump / Air Conditioner
    Hi,

    Can somebody to clarify pinout of CNS connector for MHI?
    According to project of Rob Dekker https://github.com/rjdekker/MHI2MQTT:
    Pin 1 (left) = 12V, pin 2 = SPI clock, pin 3 = SPI MOSI, pin 4 = SPI MISO, pin 5 (right) = GND.
    But when I looked at some recent project (which based on Rob's one) https://github.com/absalom-muc/MHI-AC-Ctrl/blob/master/Hardware.md
    pinout is different:
    Pin 1 (left) = 12V, pin 2 = SPI MISO, pin 3 = SPI clock, pin 4 = SPI MOSI, pin 5 (right) = GND.
    Personally I have SRK25ZJ-S, a board a little bit different, but it also has CNS connector. So, before try to build WIFI MQTT bridge with ESP8266 I would like to clarify pinout for AC connector.

    Thanks in advice!
  43. Neil Allison - Sunday, 08 December 2019 on product Pololu USB AVR Programmer v2.1
    I'm very pleased with this programmer which has saved my bacon after my AVRISP MkII became intermittent and unreliable.
  44. Hadley Rich - Wednesday, 04 December 2019 on product Passive GPS Antenna uFL - 15mm x 15mm 1 dBi gain
    Hard to say, it depends on the building and surroundings etc.
  45. Al Grant - Tuesday, 03 December 2019 on product Passive GPS Antenna uFL - 15mm x 15mm 1 dBi gain
    Hello,

    How good is this antenna indoors?

    Thanks

    Al
  46. Gary - Wednesday, 27 November 2019 on product SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect Duo
    Black Friday specials on HDHomerun gear?
  47. Hadley Rich - Tuesday, 19 November 2019 on product Big Dome Push Button - Red
    Hi,

    No these aren't waterproof.

    Cheers
  48. Hello, are this waterproof ? - Thursday, 14 November 2019 on product Big Dome Push Button - Red
    Volcantrust@gmail.com
  49. David Sainty - Monday, 11 November 2019 on product Portable Laptop Battery - Voltaic V88
    Can you do this with the Fuse 10W? I.e. the current Fuse 10W combination.
  50. Just wondering... - Friday, 01 November 2019 on blog post Hacking a Mitsubishi Heat Pump / Air Conditioner
    Hi! Nice hack! I have messed about with the MSZ-FD25VA with a remote marked as KM09D and one thing in the manual baffles me:

    "After you turn the breaker ON, the first remote controller that sends the signal to the indoor unit will be regarded as the remote controller for the indoor unit.The indoor unit only accept the signal from the remote controller that has been assigned to the indoor unit once they are set.The setting will be cancelled if the breaker is turned OFF, or the power supply is shut down.Please conduct the above setting once again after the power has restored."

    Does this mean that there are some type of id sent on all KM09D remotes, or does this just mean different model of a remote? I haven't found out any indication in the IR-code. What else? Oh god... different timings on the hi and low states of the pulse!? I have a working control unit which just emulates the remote, but it seems that it sometimes doesn't work as intended...