Thursday, March 11, 2021

Connect Yahoo mail into Gmail, via POP3

Recently my Gmail unable to import mails via POP3 of my yahoo mail.

The error was

There was a problem connecting to

Server returned error: "Connection timed out: There may be a problem with the settings you added. Please contact your other email provider to verify the correct server name and port."

These are the steps to re-enable:

  1. 1. Sign in and go to your Account security page.
  2. 2. Click Generate app password or Manage app passwords.
  3. 3. Select your app from the drop down menu and click Generate.
  4. 4. Follow the instructions below the password.
  5. 5. Click Done.
  6. 6. Use this app password and your email address to sign in to your email app.
Reference of above steps

Copy paste the password into the Gmail connect account,
and voila! it works, ^^

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Arduino as ISP Program Atmega8A Bare Chip

Unable to find Atmega8A in the Arduino target Board ? 

1. search board board.txt
2. usually could be found in <arduino-root-dir>/hardware/arduino/board.txt
3. copy paste (warning this is arduino 1.6.9 look-like)

scroll until you find

## Arduino NG or older w/ ATmega8

## ------------------------------

And add this block of code after,

Notice that the difference is by adding ""
Since most of the chips/dev-board is using the 16MHz X-tal, and for my project requirement,
had to use the factory setting and run in minimum power consumption mode.

Program your UNO R3 or any Arduino dev-board to `Arduino as ISP` you could find it in
the example sketchbook. 

Good luck ^^

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

CableSense ioT, part 1


Hi techies, this is the first part of my product release journal. Starting with simple practical 

electronic project, of a loop wire as antena connected to NPN a Darlington-setup to sense 

if a wire is 'hot', where electrical charge flows through it. 

The story behind of the simple built is that my electrical water-jet pump being active for long

period of time, a sign of leaking or left-open water valve. It frustrate me so much, increasing 

electricity and water bills and the worse part is wasting the fresh water and fossil fuel.

I were thinking for several approach to detect the leakage and stumbled-upon the simple schematic,

after seeing the wide range usage of the 'hot' wire sensing, to detect turned-On appliances to AC.

I've decided to go with the schematic built and go further with adding Wemos module, a board

that has microcontroller (uC) with bluetooth and internet-access feature.

The board sense the active wire, do log and send the log into the internet that later could be view

as summary etc. The board itself has SerialNumber for client identificacation, bluetooth mode that 

toggled via switch that received setting etc and toggled switch of the internet or active logging mode.

The first edition would only focus to these operations and there will be a later followup of a smart 

switch or relay to toggle the hot wire to On/Off. Part one would covered the schematic, board wiring, 

software and some unique ID setup.


Drawn using

The built

Attach with Arduino

Lets continue to the 2nd part.. ^^.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Cable Sensor Circuit Detects SMPS Faulty of PC Accidentally

Building this nice simple yet practical circuit saved me alot. Okay, i got this
circuit design from multiple of websites and i built mine.

Circuit drawn with easyeda

Result 1 2


After successful built it is time to test, i moved the detector to nearby cable,
plug the cable and switch On, voila works like charm! Then click switch Off
the detector Led would still On but dimmer... After troubleshooting  circuit
just works fine with other cable that is not in switches-hub i tested earlier.

Weird? i started to plugged off all cables one by one, until i unplugged PC' 
power cable. The detector Led stop completely... Nah! i now there is something
going on during the SMPS of my PC got plug in. It is still `On` and drawing some
electric actively and silently.

Lesson learned, by now i unplugged home-appliances that no longer being used ^^.