Okay, this is going to sound very odd, but I am wanting to have Windows Movie Maker for Windows 7, but they recently stopped offering Windows Essentials 2012 (not that I would use any of those other applications that were offered) but I just want to use the app in an ironic fashion as well as to use as a small introduction to video editing.
I have used this enclosure for some time ...
... and it loois this way after two or three years outside in the sun:
It's getting "blind" but I'm still impressed that energy harvesting works even with the suboptimal top! The enclosure is a no name waterproof case from ebay so I'm not sure if it was intended to use it outside by the manufacturer. Maybe you'll find better cases for full sun. Nevertheless it's working.
I had some hot glue in the case and indeed it melts while hot summer period. So it's true the "clear" top will act as a glas house.
@arthurlutz I'm using a Max17043 to read the State of Charge of a LiPo Battery, It sits between the battery and the charger or the wipy. (https://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAX17043-MAX17044.pdf)
sparkfun has a nice board for it (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10617)
It uses I2C to get the state. Even wrote a library for it (https://github.com/andrethemac/max17043.py).
@arso Besides that this forum is about Pycom and Python, I can leave a few words about ESP32 and Arduino. It works, both with Version 1.6.13 and 1.8.10. In order to use the ESP32, you have to follow the intructions here: https://github.com/espressif/arduino-esp32/blob/master/docs/arduino-ide/boards_manager.md to
Change the preferences to include the ESP32 modules
Select the ESP package in the board manager (tools->board menu) and let it install the package. It is BIG.
Select an appropriate board and settings in the tools menu
If you have done a lot of configuration attempts, it may be better to erase Arduino form you system and start over again. Especially the Arduino folder with it's settinsg should be newly created (...\Documents\Arduino on windows, ~.arduino15 on linux), at this contains the ESP32 package.
I've seen comments about using lipo's for their current capability, I am using a generic Li-ion 26650 which is certainly capable of https://snaptube.cam/ , https://syncnet.onl/telegram-web/ multiple amps (haven't measured draw yet) so that seems unlikely. Any suggestions ?
Ok I finally got this to work! I was using the pycom fw upgrade tool tol flash my device with what I thought was the latest fw. Flashed my device with version 1.18.0 and it worked like a charm (latest version did not work, giving me another error..)
Why doesn't the firmware update tool flash the latest version?