BlocNotes

Notepad of a tinker, maker, hacker or whatever you call it :)

Use Sigfox, Arduino (Akeru), PHP and callbacks

A friend of mine asked me for some help on an Akeru device, it is an Arduino + Sigfox modem. After few tinkering we succeed to do what he wanted and share it : gather some sensors data and collect it in a PHP webpage. The Arduino code is quite easy thanks to the Akeru library...

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HAProxy - How to use Let's encrypt certificate

Thanks to Let's Encrypt program, we can now generate free SSL certificate. I used the beta program with success, but now I tried on another server running through HAProxy. This is a trick to combine certificate, chain and private key in order to be loaded by HAProxy :) cat cert.pem chain.pem privkey.pem...

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Flask-Security - How to extend a form and the validator

I am currently building a Python application, which let me use: Flask - a simple and very well documented web Framework Flask-Security - an extension dedicated to user management. While it is a really great extension, there is some documentation missing or quite hard to find on search engines or StackOverflow. How to add...

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The Wipy - Wifi selection at startup

I recently bought the Wipy development board to try Python (a friend of mine is a big fan), and will have a TI CC3200 (ARM Cortex-M4+wifi) development board even if I prefer develop in C. Here is just a snippet allowing to ground or set to 3.3V GP4 in order to connect...

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rss2mail - Configuration file

I have lost few couples of minutes trying to figuring where and how rss2mail is storing its configuration files, as it seems not be written in the documentation. It is a small couples of Python scripts which parse an RSS feed and send it to an email address, but configuring it to have HTML...

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FTDI troubles and Mac OS X

I recently bought an SSD for my old Apple computer. I updated the system from Snow Leopard to Yosemite as some applications requires a newer system. Two weeks after I found that my FTDI chip (serial to USB converter) was faulty. Use another, same problem. After a quick loop with an oscilloscope, the reset...

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Some fun with an accelerometer

I recently discussed with some friends about sensors to record jumps height and hang time when kitesurfing, which are really expensive and need to wear a phone in a waterproof case. As it is a useless sensor and just to have some fun, I wanted to try with a cheap sensor, an µC and...

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3D Printing - Get rid of moisture

We designed a 3D printer in Grenoble's Hackerspace (France), which works really well thanks to its stiffness. Nevertheless, I had some troubles regarding PLA humidity: there is bubbles at the nozzle outlet when it absorbs too much moisture. So I found that: PLA might arrive from supplier with moisture, I had the case for...

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