This week I’ve received 12 items on my mailbox that you may find useful. I’ve decided to share everything that has arrived in this article. In the future, I’ll write in-depth reviews for some of the items.
Included in this unboxing you’ll find a wind sensor, a new ESP32 development board and many useful tools that I’ve been wanting to buy for some time.
This wind sensor has three wind cups. According to the product page, the sensor is weather resistance, corrosion resistance and water resistance to ensure reliable long-term usage.
I still have to test if this sensor can keep up with strong wind and I plan to use it on my ESP32 Projects. It is a great addition to any weather station project.
Wind sensors are quite expensive in general. This is one of the cheapest I could find.
ESP32 TTGO T-SIM7000G
I’ve received an ESP32 development board that has a built-in SIM7000G module, a 18650 battery holder and a GPS 1575R-AM module. You can connect a Nano SIM card to be able to send SMS, make phone calls and get access to the internet through a data plan. The SIM7000G supports/doesn’t support these wireless protocols:
- 2G/GPRS – supported
- 3G/UMTS – not supported
- 4G/LTE – not supported
- LTE-M – supported
- NB-IoT – supported
I’ve already reviewed and compared other ESP32 Development Boards.
You may also like to read my review about the TTGO T-Call SIM800L.
The next is an acrylic robotic arm with 4 servo motors and it’s a lot cheaper. We’ve already assembled it. You need to be careful not to tighten the screws too tight to prevent breaking any of the acrylic parts.
You may also like reading: 7 Awesome Robot Kits for Arduino
Tools: Helping Hand, Precision Screwdriver Set, and Wall Scanner
Previously, we’ve reviewed some helping hands for soldering. We’ve decided to experiment the “octopus” helping hand. I’ve already assembled the “octopus” helping hand and I really like it – it is very practical and versatile. It is also quite big (bigger than it seems on the image).
I’ve also received a prevision screwdriver set. As with all XIAOMI products that I’ve tried in the past, this Mijia 24 in 1 precision screwdriver set is really high quality. I like the detail that the enclosure holds the bits magnetically. It’s now one of my favorite precision screwdriver sets.
Some time ago, I’ve also received an electric cordless screwdriver with several precision bits. Read my detailed review: Best Cordless Electric Screwdriver – Wowstick 1F+ 69 in 1 from XIAOMI.
Another tool that I’ve received was this handheld wall scanner. This is used to determine the exact location of hidden metal pipes, live wire, and metal frames accurately when you need to trench a hole in a wall to hang a picture or install shelves.
USB Meter and Measurement Tools
The UD18 USB Meter by MUSTOOL allows you to measure voltage, current and power consumption directly from any USB device. It’s like a multimeter for USB type devices. We’ve also reviewed a similar tool a few weeks ago: UM24/UM24C USB Meter – Voltage, Power and Current Tester.
I’ve also got two different tools to measure the distance with a digital laser.
This DX-013 Multipurpose tool features a tape measure, lasers, and 3 measuring water drops to check if a surface is horizontal, vertical or 45 degrees angle.
Car Scan Diagnostic Tool
Finally, the KONNWEI KW850 is a car diagnostic scanner that supports all 10 OBDII test modes on all OBDII compliant vehicles for a complete diagnosis. It has a one-click I/M readiness key, TFT color display, built-in speaker and a real time battery voltage monitoring.
If you need to work on your car, you can use one of these Scan Diagnostic Tools. You can also erase errors from the car panel.
We hope you liked to see the list of things I’ve received on my mailbox. Feel free to post in the comments which items you want to see reviewed on Maker Advisor.
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