Useless Machine


Me and the kids had this idea that we should try and win over the useless machine. It started out as a good interesting idea. The last pair of batteries we had in it lasted a couple of weeks, but that was from time to time use. Not continuos use, and we wanted to try that. How log would it take for the batteries to give up. Would the cameras we have deal with such a long recording. What could we do to avoid cheating. How long would it take to win. Could we even?

Wemos D1, getting up and running os x

I bought a couple of wemos D1’s from China. I was hoping for easier to use ESP8266. And they are.

I still had a few snags though. First was that the drivers for the D1 for Mac was to old on the wemos wiki. Secondly 57600 was the correct speed setting for getting me up and running.

Also if you want to get the WeMos D1 to work with
ESP.deepSleep(60000000, WAKE_RF_DEFAULT);
you need to connect D2 to Reset, and then it works.

Took me some time to figure above things out, so I thought I’d better document them here for the search engines to find.