Voltlog #273 – InTheMail

Welcome to a new InTheMail, the series that will touch both your passion for electronics and your bank account at the same time. Before I get started I’m gonna take a second to reminding you to subscribe to the channel and hit the bell notification icon because that’s the only way you will know for sure when I upload new videos. Now let’s start with this small esp32 based development board, it has a built-in 1.14 inch color tft lcd and I think that’s a nice feature of this dev board because if you want to connect some sensors and see the readings in real time, you don’t need to wire a display externally it’s built-in.

Another cool feature is that we have built-in battery charging at 500mA and you can power this board through the provided two pin jst connector with a one cell lipo battery which will then charge when connected to power via the USB Type-C port. There is also a CP2104 for the usb to serial conversion and that makes it a pretty well balanced development board for the ESP32.

The board comes loaded with a test program from TTGO, it shows this image then cycles through red, green, blue on the LCD which is a good idea because you can verify the board is functioning ok after the long journey it takes from the market in shenzhen to your door and we all know how well these packages are protected during shipping.

Voltlog #268 – RaspberryPi 10 Inch IPS HDMI Monitor 2560×1600 2K

Welcome to a new Voltlog, it’s product review time again, this time we’re taking a closer look at a 10 inch monitor with hdmi input. This is the box it comes in, the monitor has a resolution of 2560×1600, that’s about 2K resolution in the scheme of things, 300 pixels per inch density, 16:10 aspect ratio which I’m a fan of. My desktop monitor is also 16:10 and it works so much better for everyday activities but especially if you are doing any CAD design work. It’s an IPS panel so we should have good brightness, contrast and colors, it’s rated at 400 candela per sq meter. We also get built-in speakers and the HDMI supports video & audio so you should be able to get video and sound through the HDMI cable and that’s useful because we have built-in speakers on the monitor itself.