The WORKBENCH part 1


#403

Rick Astley, get out that device


#404

did you get it to work ? lmic / spi ?


(Danny Engelman) #405

And

I noted it at The TTN Conference as well, many ‘oldies’ in this IoT business
a contrast with the regular Amsterdam Meetup scene


#406

Indeed … no age discrimination at The Things Network ! :metal:


#407

God, you guys are making me feel old. Nascom 2, 1981. 300 baud ex-British Telecom modem… Those were the days…


(Danny Engelman) #408

ahh… 1981 … My first IoT project
I hooked up my lights and radio to the VIC20, and ditched my alarm clock :slight_smile:
(truth to be said; I did not built the Hardware for it; I was Software, I am Software)


#409

1981… we started our first company :sunglasses:


#410

I did not have time yet, I was working on a simple peer-to-peer app to test different antennas with different nodes on their rssi and snr values.

I hope to start with the new stuff in a few weeks. :sunglasses:


(Gry Kyo) #411

I feel a little better now…:older_adult:


(Gry Kyo) #412

How about a Sinclair ZX81? Not sure what ever happened to our Spectrum, it was a new era of computing by comparison! I remember saving basic programs from the ZX81 to cassette tapes on my little brother’s tape player. Sibling rivalries sometimes meant exchange of currency to save a full day of finger numbing membrane keyboard entry!


#413

My first one

And frustration began immediately, my father’s TV hadn’t a SCART connexion :joy::joy:


#414

nice to see all those ‘old’ computers you young guys worked/played with :sunglasses:


#415

I had one of those. you made them?


#416

yes :sunglasses: (me and 2 partners)


(Kai Hofmann) #417

Yeah C64 rulez, I had one of those too :wink:


(Marco) #418

@cle Can i ask how you mounted the antenna connector on the left one? Is it directly to the board or just laying there connected with wires?


#419

The SMA connector is soldered onto the Perma-Proto board. Connected to GND and the center pin to the RFM95 (ANT) with a short wire.


#420

wow… bought a win 10 pro key for €3,55 on eBay
thinking it is a scam, but he, within a few minutes got a mail with the key
and instructions to download w10
called someone who knows a lot about licensing and stuff… he says its legit.

now… only problem is I don’t have a spare computer to test this key :sunglasses:

  • found one … here we go

keytest

  • update :slight_smile:

the first key didn’t work, I mailed and within the hour I received another one and …


€3,55 … should be in the bargain basement :rofl:


The BIG and SMALL ANTENNA topic part 1
(Marco) #421

@cle Thanks! :slightly_smiling_face:


#422

you can buy these adafruit protoboards here

(one of my favorite nl online shops… yes spam :slight_smile: )