In our previous installment of our bus automation system, we space planned and installed most of the major components for controlling our lights as well as wired and tested the outputs for the lights. It is now time to share the input side (buttons to control the lights) as well
Bus Automation Wiring for Lights Part 1
In our previous installment on bus automation, we had figured out how we were going to dim and control our lights using the ESP32 processors and some MOSFET boards we sourced from Amazon. We couldn't really use anything "off the shelf" (designed for home use at 120V AC) because we
Bus Automation: Testing Out What We've Learned So Far
Warning: Seriously nerdy stuff lies ahead. Proceed with caution.
This week we have an update on our "bus automation" project. Last time we introduced the technologies that we were exploring as well as some of the hardware we intended to use for experimentation.
I spent some time configuring and learning
Paint Update and Bus Automation Intro
As many of you recall, we dropped the bus off to our painter in Mexico in mid-June to get painted. Mexico has had very heavy rain in this last monsoon season. This is very good for Mexico - very bad if you want to get a bus painted.
Wow! You guys had great questions last week. We sat down and tried to answer them all. Before we get started, here’s one thing you should know about us - we are both introverts, but if you get us talking about something that we are passionate about, we aren’
Oh, Hi There!
Oh, hi there, Friends!
We have now had the bus for nearly two years (Oct. 22, 2016 was the day we brought her home). Many of you have followed along with us for much of that time. But, we have also had many, many new friends join us in recent
Solar Reflections: Our experience traveling to see the solar eclipse
When we originally thought we would start full-time RVing early in the summer, we had planned on being in Kentucky to view the solar eclipse. We even made campground reservations early in the year, knowing it might be difficult to find a spot if we waited until the last minute.
“When are you leaving?”
When we originally decided to pursue this full-time RVing life back in 2015, we set an “ideal hit-the-road date” of June 2017. Why wait two whole years? Well, back in 2015, we still had a one-year-old. And, to be perfectly honest, I had been pregnant or nursing a baby for
Joy, true joy, comes from the hope we have in our Lord Jesus. Happiness, however, is a little bit different. You might be searching for happiness in hobbies, friends, or a particular lifestyle. For us, we have always been joyful, but our happiest moments are when we can be together