CNC 02 cut test

CNC machine: E3 CNC Router Kit ( BobsCNC )
Pretty straightforward use of a CNC.
Any 2D vector program to draw the path.
Inkscape’s extension GCodeTool to generate the GCode.
Optionally simulate how the code perform with CAMotics.
Send the GCode to the CNC with UGS ( Universal Gcode Sender )




CH-AW 0.4

QRCode sneaked in.
Was easier than expected.
Based on ZXing implementation.

Now focus on the status bar temperature. I forgot how underutilized/underestimated/badly supported are those space up there and the whole android notification ecosystem.

Notifications should be a huge part of an OS workflow and user experience but nobody seem to really realize how powerful they could be.

Time to re-utilize some of the tricks I used with this notification volume control.

CH-AW Ambient Weather developing progress

Good news everybody, the Ambient Weather’s API return the station’s data even if the owner decide to not share them.

Sadly they don’t retun the station’s geoposition coordinates there…

Adding the widget and the temperature (or what else? Humidity?) in the notification bar and I’ll push version 0.9 to the store. Let see if I can make it before March.

CH-AW

Android “Ambient Weather” app progress.

API is pretty straightforward. I have the data from the station:


Need to find a decent way to help Joe Schmo to configure and share their Stations.

I wish Ambient Weather website would share a QRCode for each station’s apikey.


I’ ll implement a QRcode generator on the app landing page with the instructions. Not ideal but better than nothing.

Not sure if Ambient Weather people are going to be happy about it.

Ambient Weather API

Writing a simple Android Wear and Android App that pull data from the Ambient weather API.

I think the API is maintained by a single hero:
https://github.com/owise1 while the main company that actually sell the station seem almost unaware of its marketing potential.
Would be nice to have a station’s QRcode ready to be shared with people that don’t have an Ambient weather account instead of forcing the owner to dig into the ambientweather.net account’s profile (that is different from the ambientweather.com account… sigh).
That would make configuring my app super simple and I can see local business owner’s sharing their station as a promotional bonus (scan the QRCcode and you get local real time weather data).

https://ambientweather.docs.apiary.io/#reference/0/device-data/query-device-data?console=1

---------- List User's Devices
## List User's Devices [/v1/devices/{macAddress}{?apiKey,applicationKey}]

+ Parameters
  + macAddress (required) - device Mac Address
  + apiKey (required) - API Key for user account
  + applicationKey (required) - Application Key

---------- Get request
https://api.ambientweather.net/v1/devices?applicationKey????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????&apiKey=????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

---------- Answer (JSON)
[
  {
    "macAddress": "??:??:??:??:??:??",
    "lastData": {
      "dateutc": 1550265900000,
      "winddir": 272,
      "windspeedmph": 2.2,
      "windgustmph": 2.2,
      "maxdailygust": 6.9,
      "tempf": 62.8,
      "hourlyrainin": 0,
      "dailyrainin": 0,
      "weeklyrainin": 0.91,
      "monthlyrainin": 0.91,
      "totalrainin": 29.24,
      "baromrelin": 29.58,
      "baromabsin": 29.12,
      "humidity": 69,
      "tempinf": 68.5,
      "humidityin": 41,
      "uv": 1,
      "solarradiation": 113.16,
      "feelsLike": 62.8,
      "dewPoint": 52.47,
      "lastRain": "2019-02-13T00:59:00.000Z",
      "date": "2019-02-15T21:25:00.000Z"
    },
    "info": {
      "location": "???? ????",
      "name": "???? ????"
    }
  }
]

----------------------------------------------
---------- Device Data
## Device Data [/v1/devices/{macAddress}{?apiKey,applicationKey,endDate,limit}]

+ Parameters
  + macAddress (required) - device Mac Address
  + apiKey (required) - API Key for user account
  + applicationKey (required) - Application Key
  + endDate (optional) - The most recent datetime. Results descend from there. If left blank, the most recent results will be returned.  Date format should be in milliseconds since the epoch or string representations outlined here: https://momentjs.com/docs/#/parsing/string/. Note: datetimes are stored in UTC.
  + limit (optional, number) - The maximum number of results to return (max: 288)
      + Default: 5
---------- Get request
https://api.ambientweather.net/v1/devices/??:??:??:??:??:???apiKey=????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????&applicationKey=????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

---------- Answer (JSON)
[
  {
    "dateutc": 1550430300000,
    "winddir": 64,
    "windspeedmph": 0.4,
    "windgustmph": 1.1,
    "maxdailygust": 10.3,
    "tempf": 39.2,
    "hourlyrainin": 0,
    "dailyrainin": 0.01,
    "weeklyrainin": 0.01,
    "monthlyrainin": 1.66,
    "totalrainin": 29.99,
    "baromrelin": 29.82,
    "baromabsin": 29.35,
    "humidity": 85,
    "tempinf": 67.3,
    "humidityin": 40,
    "uv": 0,
    "solarradiation": 57.25,
    "feelsLike": 39.2,
    "dewPoint": 35.08,
    "lastRain": "2019-02-17T12:59:00.000Z",
    "date": "2019-02-17T19:05:00.000Z"
  },
  {
    "dateutc": 1550430000000,
    "winddir": 74,
    "windspeedmph": 0.9,
    "windgustmph": 2.2,
    "maxdailygust": 10.3,
    "tempf": 39.2,
    "hourlyrainin": 0,
    "dailyrainin": 0.01,
    "weeklyrainin": 0.01,
    "monthlyrainin": 1.66,
    "totalrainin": 29.99,
    "baromrelin": 29.81,
    "baromabsin": 29.34,
    "humidity": 85,
    "tempinf": 67.1,
    "humidityin": 40,
    "uv": 0,
    "solarradiation": 54.19,
    "feelsLike": 39.2,
    "dewPoint": 35.08,
    "lastRain": "2019-02-17T12:59:00.000Z",
    "date": "2019-02-17T19:00:00.000Z"
  },
  {
    "dateutc": 1550429400000,
    "winddir": 129,
    "windspeedmph": 2.2,
    "windgustmph": 3.4,
    "maxdailygust": 10.3,
    "tempf": 39.2,
    "hourlyrainin": 0,
    "dailyrainin": 0.01,
    "weeklyrainin": 0.01,
    "monthlyrainin": 1.66,
    "totalrainin": 29.99,
    "baromrelin": 29.8,
    "baromabsin": 29.34,
    "humidity": 85,
    "tempinf": 67.6,
    "humidityin": 40,
    "uv": 0,
    "solarradiation": 78.05,
    "feelsLike": 39.2,
    "dewPoint": 35.08,
    "lastRain": "2019-02-17T12:59:00.000Z",
    "date": "2019-02-17T18:50:00.000Z"
  },
  {
    "dateutc": 1550429100000,
    "winddir": 143,
    "windspeedmph": 4,
    "windgustmph": 5.8,
    "maxdailygust": 10.3,
    "tempf": 39.2,
    "hourlyrainin": 0,
    "dailyrainin": 0.01,
    "weeklyrainin": 0.01,
    "monthlyrainin": 1.66,
    "totalrainin": 29.99,
    "baromrelin": 29.81,
    "baromabsin": 29.34,
    "humidity": 84,
    "tempinf": 67.8,
    "humidityin": 40,
    "uv": 0,
    "solarradiation": 83.19,
    "feelsLike": 36.39,
    "dewPoint": 34.78,
    "lastRain": "2019-02-17T12:59:00.000Z",
    "date": "2019-02-17T18:45:00.000Z"
  },
  {
    "dateutc": 1550428800000,
    "winddir": 66,
    "windspeedmph": 1.6,
    "windgustmph": 2.2,
    "maxdailygust": 10.3,
    "tempf": 39,
    "hourlyrainin": 0,
    "dailyrainin": 0.01,
    "weeklyrainin": 0.01,
    "monthlyrainin": 1.66,
    "totalrainin": 29.99,
    "baromrelin": 29.8,
    "baromabsin": 29.34,
    "humidity": 85,
    "tempinf": 67.8,
    "humidityin": 40,
    "uv": 0,
    "solarradiation": 80.25,
    "feelsLike": 39,
    "dewPoint": 34.88,
    "lastRain": "2019-02-17T12:59:00.000Z",
    "date": "2019-02-17T18:40:00.000Z"
  }
]

Intermatic HA07 Wireless Master Controller ZWave

Standalone ZWave master controller or can be used as secondary controller.

Tested with Smartthings

First, do a full reset on the remote (to disassociate it with any previous controller). On the HA09, that consists of:

  1. Press and hold INCLUDE and DELETE buttons at the same time for 10 seconds. The red and green LED’s
    will flash.
  2. Hold the Channel 1 ON/DIM and OFF/DIM buttons until the green LED turns solid.

To add HA07 controller

Turn on include on Smartthings hub
Press and hold INCLUDE for 5 seconds COPY will flash
Release the INCLUDE button
Press and release Channel 1 OFF/DIM on the HA07 controller
The display will show “RA” (wait a few min for ST to add it)
Add modules to HA07

add devices to channels on the remote (‘Include’):

  1. On the remote controller, simultaneously press and hold the ON and OFF buttons of the desired channel. Both red and green LED’s will flash. Release the ON and OFF buttons.
  2. Press and hold the INCLUDE
    button. While still holding the INCLUDE
    button, press the program button on the module (switch, lamp module, etc).
    Choose a light level holding the module PROGRAM button.
  3. After setting your desired light level, release the
    INCLUDE button on the remote controller. The green
    LED’s on the controller and module will flash. The
    module LED will turn solid green.
  4. To include additional devices to the channel, repeat