Got all the parts made for a double stacked version of what I have now, just haven't put them up on the pole.
In the meantime I've been playing with Arduinos of various types. Mainly some Nano clones and ESP8266 and ESP32 boards.
Right now I'm working on a automatic nightlight project that switches things on/off based off of light levels instead of having to connect to the internet and get the time:
At this point I was doing ok, but when I flipped the board over....
I totally butchered it and had to stop and rethink it
Something more like this, where I hide components in the valley of the homebrew socket.
With the leads run around under the board to the transistor bases:
Such as this. Makes things WAY more compact than having to do this with jumper wires going around two separate boards.
Then there's power to be added. A 5v regulator powered from the same 12v power supply that will power the lights so I only need one cable to power the whole project.
And there's the Arduino controlling the lights through the transistors.
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