Questions tagged [home-electronics]

For questions about standalone devices found within the home (e.g., alarm clocks) or devices directly interacting with the home (e.g., peephole cameras).

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Where can I find a WSON (6) breakout board

Im working with an IC that only comes in the WSON (6) package and I cant seem to find a breakout board for it. Does anyone know of any?
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5V transformers rated 12A or 20A which are energy efficient

I have a bunch of 5V devices (Raspberry Pi and Arduino devices, and LED strips) that need a power supply. I'm currently using a bunch of transformers from BTF Lighting (the ones shown on the image ...
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USB Security / Mounting / Authentication

I have few questions regarding Pen-drive security. 1. Is there any way to, prevent a pen-drive, to stop detecting on random system. I want to detect my pen-drive on a particular system. Please, ...
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Gesture Gloves to Integrate Into Existing Software

I'm working on coming up with suggestions for an alternate interface to an existing piece of software, and one avenue I wanted to explore was using gesture gloves. They don't need to be particularly ...
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Laser rangefinder (laser tape) for indoor - low range but high accuracy

Looking for a recommendation from users who personally tested some laser rangefinders (laser-tape). (So do not want recommendations based on the device specifications - (marketing blabla)) Criteria: ...
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incremental encoder with added joystick functionality

I was searching the web for days now and just couldn't find what I am looking for. I want to make a remote control for an adressable RGB LED strip using a single knob. It will be controlled by an ...
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Low-voltage wireless switch

I am searching for an alternative to the popular Sonoff Basic WiFi switch, which satisfies the following requirements: Low voltage: 5V or 12V DC (input and output) Standardized protocol: WiFi, ...
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Are there any printer companies that sell empty ink cartridges that I can fill myself?

I have some conductive ink that I want to use to print circuits. The current method involves painting the ink, but I would like a more precise method. I am aware of YouTube videos and such explaining ...
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RCA to VGA converter

I have a VGA monitor and want to use it with a set-up box that only has RCA output. I want a converter that is RCA to VGA. I have been unable to find anything likely to work. I have found VGA to RCA ...
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UHD vs HDR vs QLED vs?

Okay so I just received the dreaded single pixel line down the center of my main TV and decided it was time to buy a new one. I am now overwhelmed confused and ready to start reading more. I am ...
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LED Lighting Automation + Bluetooth

I am looking for a LED light and a wall switch that are both connected to each other via Bluetooth. I would like the switch to be able to toggle the light on/off, but I don't want the switch ...
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Battery powered multi-camera outdoor home surveillance system where all video streams can be displayed on 1 screen

The key difference between this and a similar existing question is that I need my cameras to be not only wireless, but battery powered. I have one like this, the Ring "stickupcam", which is perfect ...
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16 ports rackable gigabit switch(es) for 10 inches wall mounting cabinet: does it even exist?

I've recently acquired a Digitus DN-10-05U-1 (10" wide compact rack) to setup my home's network. Now I'd like to rack some proper 16 ports gigabit switch in there, but I'm really having a hard time ...
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Scale USB / Wireless / Bluetooth Connected

I am looking for a scale to use for a project. I have scoured and found some options that are mostly for weighing humans and small items as well as some fully integrated systems for inventory ...
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Charger for my Mac [closed]

As discussed in this question, a US to Europe Plug Converter Travel Charger Adapter for Apple iBook/MacBook could be used. However, this particular entry in Amazon would cost ~14$ and I am located in ...
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Hackable WiFi-enabled LED lightbulb

I'd like to replace my home lightbulbs for bulbs with on-board WiFi. I want to be able to control them with my custom "smart home" application. Bonus points if it let's me to control R/G/B channels ...
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Vibration sensors for Virtual Reality [closed]

I'am looking for very basic vibration sensors which I could use in a virtual reality environment. I have an HTC Vive and the idea would be to put some basic sensors (preferably wireless) all over the ...
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AC Phase Shifter for LED lamps

All the LED lamps that are available locally have noticeable flicker, and I have the same problem with the lamps that I've ordered online. Is there any device that could phase-shift 220 V 50 Hz AC ...
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Low-light Quiet Alarm Clock

I'm looking for a new alarm clock. My wife is hyper-sensitive to lights in the bedroom, but we both like to know what time it is without having to reach over to the nightstand (this seems to make it ...