Expert tip: Add More Flash Memory to your Sonoff Basic Wifi Smart Switch

Introduction The Sonoff Basic Wi-Fi Smart Switch is an inexpensive wireless smart switch for anyone who wants to remote control and/or automate electric devices around the house or workplace. Unfortunately, it suffers from the same privacy issues as many of the inexpensive consumer grade smart devices, like the one in …

Privacy Showcase: How to Use Smart Devices without Ewelink/Internet

Recently, more and more consumer devices are available to make your home “smarter”. While they can make our lives a bit easier, comfortable, most of these smart devices also give rise to a number of privacy concerns as well as usability/reliability issues: The mobile apps (i.e. Ewelink, Smart life, etc) that …

Quick fix: MPLAB X Cannot Connect to PicKit2 or PicKit3

Problem After an update of some software on a 64 bit Windows computer you might run into the following message when you start MPLAB X: Also, when you try to program your device it fails. PICkit2: Loading code from F:/Projects/PIC/LilBang.X/dist/default/production/LilBang.X.production.hex…Loading symbols from F:/Projects/PIC/LilBang.X/dist/default/production/LilBang.X.production.cof…Loading completedConnecting to programmer…The programmer could not be …