Comments for Chris Mullins https://blog.christophermullins.com I occasionally write about things. Usually these things are about computers. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:14:38 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-7709 Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:14:38 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-7709 Try downloading it and using a media player like VLC.

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by David Peterson https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-7705 Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:12:38 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-7705 How do I get the “play this .wav file” to work?
I get no sound.
 

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-7696 Sun, 09 Feb 2020 17:33:32 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-7696 I’m not aware of another product that fits into a similar niche. Amazon kinda screwed everyone with this 🙁

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Derek https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-7695 Sun, 09 Feb 2020 17:16:48 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-7695 hello, i’m hella ignorant about IoT stuff. I was a huge fan of the Dash Button for it’s intended purpose. over the last couple years my household kinda came to rely on those things for certain items. i now find that the detergent bottle is empty too often, and it’s really grinding my gears. idk what even to search for because everything i try in google is all just stuff about the dash button. I need a solution that performs the same function… just a button that orders a specific item. I don’t alexa, and i don’t google home, i do however have some homekit stuff that works well for us. could someone point me towards something that might do that, or am i just SoL…?

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Gabe Isko https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-7676 Wed, 05 Feb 2020 01:04:39 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-7676 It’s really a shame that Amazon has committed to bricking these devices. What a waste. Should be illegal. Probably would be subject to legal action if there was the will for it.

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by Frank https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-5/#comment-7671 Mon, 03 Feb 2020 22:40:45 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-7671 Here Frank Again, Forgot to post my serial output:
notice the last line when I connect with a browser it says: Unhandled websocket event: 10
?l??`?ld?$????*WM: Adding parameter*WM: staticIP*WM: Adding parameter*WM: netmask*WM: Adding parameter*WM: gatewayWe have a static IP: 192.168.1.101*WM: *WM: AutoConnect*WM: Connecting as wifi client…*WM: Custom STA IP/GW/Subnet*WM: 192.168.1.101*WM: Using last saved values, should be faster*WM: Connection result: *WM: 3*WM: IP Address:*WM: 192.168.1.101Wifi connected succesfully
Setup complete (version 1.10.5)
Unhandled websocket event: 10

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by Frank https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-5/#comment-7670 Mon, 03 Feb 2020 21:53:45 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-7670 Goodday, Iam having some troubles with the milight ESP8266 wifi gateway emulator.
The problem is that after about 30 to 60 seconds the ESP8266 drops the wifi connection. I understood (google) that this “issue” was a problem in 2017 also.
I followed the above instructions, all went well. I can connect, I can see milight data coming in, but that all if I act very fast before the ESP8266 drops his connection. The firmware keeps doing his work because I can see Milight data coming in via the blue led. But no wifi connection possible, even no reconnect, a reset is necessary.
I tried a Wemos D1 and and several NodeMCU V3 all with the latest and their appropriate firmware.
but none of them can hold a connection.  Not with DCHP or an assigned IP address.
Iam running 4 Tasmota (sonoff) ESP8266 devices with no problems.
Clearly its an issue at my end because others have no problems, so do I need to alter my router settings
to get this to work?
 
 

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by oliver https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-5/#comment-7666 Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:21:21 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-7666 hi
chris 
how do I get this working with openhab 
From oliver

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Viktor https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-7629 Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:07:12 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-7629 Thank you so much for this!
I managed to protect some of my buttons by blocking internet access. Out of the bricked ones I also revived one using your attack! It had firmware version 30017420_WS. The ones on 50018520_WS (solid red 3 sec, blinking red, off) and 60019520_WS (solid blue 20 sec, blinking red, off) remained bricked.
Note that the ones I preemptively saved have the same firmware versions but ending on _EU.
Overall, this was an incredibly sissy move from Amazon. Absolutely disgraceful.

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Rich https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-7626 Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:34:24 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-7626 Great work Chris and very well written – I’m sad that some of my buttons are now trashed by Amazon but pleased you’ve helped me rescue the rest.I don’t quite understand why they don’t sell the buttons anymore (even at a higher price / just the IoT version); or why they couldn’t have just OTA patched the URL to a blackhole if that was what was annoying them. BEZOS!!!!Does anyone have an alternative (of equivalent longevity / under $20 a button). 

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