Electronics Repair Tips Video

mkme.org electronics repair tutorial

Friday on the MKME Lab YouTube channel we shared tips on electronics cleaning with alcohol and pump systems to make the work easier. This is a part of the ongoing videos series covering tips and tricks for electronics hobbyists. Next week we will have a new 360 virtual reality video out so stay tuned!

MKME Community Making A Difference

MKME Community Kiva Loans

Here in the MKME community we like to make a difference for people. Eric received notice that one of the  Kiva loans was repaid so the funds have been flipped back in for a farmer in Mexico this time. He’s using it for a bio gas recovery system to pasteurize his milk instead of propane fuel. We will continue to make a difference in the world whenever we can no matter how small.

Creality CR10 3D Printer FINALLY GOT ONE!

mkme.org Creality CR10 Review

Tuesday in the Lab we took a first look at the Creality CR10 3D Printer. The CR10 is a perfect entry to the 3D printing world and will be used for many projects upcoming on the YouTube channel. Stay tuned for a full review video soon.  Don’t forget to check out our other projects on the main website at www.MKME.org

Join us in the Discord chat room to chat live with members of the MKME community around the world!


👍Control Nearly ANYTHING with Alexa for under $10! 👍

mkme.org DIY Amazon Alexa control

Controlling virtually anything with a simple Wemos D1 mini board (ESP8266) , a relay and an Amazon Echo Dot.

DIY home automation CHEAP using the amazon Alexa voice service and a few parts!
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This is a full tutorial on how to use a cheap Wemos D1 Mini wifie board to control anything in your home with the Amazon Alexa enabled Echo Dot device. Using the Arduino IDE (programming environment) you just need to import the Wemos D1 Mini support then follow this video. After complete just hit upload and your devices (lights 1 through 4) will appear in the Amazon Alexa Device manager for control. Its that easy!

Follow my relay video for explanation of how they work and how to hook things up for control such as lights, motors, etc.

FauxMo Code/libraries: https://bitbucket.org/xoseperez/fauxmoesp
Affiliate links:
Echo Dot: http://amzn.to/2wUMQN9
Wemos D1: http://amzn.to/2wXSBJe
4 pack Relay: http://amzn.to/2f2C1Sp
Single Relay http://amzn.to/2wXyOtm

MKME TV is LIVE 24/7!

For some time now I have been working to lay the groundwork for our own networks and community collaboration tools. One piece of that I had planned was our own TV network for broadcasting our content live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Back in May I set up the MKME Live YouTube channel (separate from the MKME Lab and MKME Media channels).  This week I finally had enough funds to purchase the PC hardware needed to get the channel up and broadcasting!

The channel is up and right now is broadcasting all the archives from the MKME Lab YouTube channel.  Certain days I will devote to certain topics (today is RC Saturday with all aircraft and drones/FPV videos)

As time goes on I will hopefully have content created by others in the MKME Community.  The channel will become a tunnel through which we can all reach the world.

I have many more plans under development.  Stay tuned!

Community Update

I thought it time for a quick update and share some things going on with the YouTube channel and MKME Community lately.

The last few months have been extremely busy. A lot has gone on in the “background” and I’m excited to say that the next few months should bring more updates, announcements, new initiates and video development than any time in the history of the MKME community.

Sometime in late Q3/early Q4 2016 you will see this work start to be published.  As always, it will involve all community members as often as possible.  I truly love where things are headed thanks to all you amazing people out there.  Full details will come as I pass through some of the “gates” required to make my plans a reality.

I have also updated the store with new product lines and a new back end interface to Amazon which should make finding project parts and components easier for those interested.  Many times people ask for an Amazon parts source as they do not trust eBay- the MKME store fills that gap.

I’m currently travelling on business in Europe and due to some circumstances beyond my control- two weeks of videos cannot be published.  Once I return next week the normal schedule will resume.

Huge thanks to my Patreon supporters who make the MKME Lab videos possible.  Thanks to your support I have invested in the full Adobe software suite which will enable me to create higher quality content for the channels.  The monthly payment for the Adobe Suite would not be possible without the support of people like you.



Hackaday Prize- Supercon 2015

This weekend at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco the Hackaday Superconference attracted many people from all over the world (including me).


I was fortunate enough to have my Gas Sensor for Emergency Workers included in the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Hackaday Prize.  On Saturday night we all eagerly awaited the final announcement of the 2015 Hackaday Prize winners.

Hackaday 2015 Prize Ceremony

Here is the recap of the 2015 finalists in video form from Hackaday:


My entry placed fourth overall which is a HUGE honor!  Congrats to all the other prize winners and everyone who was involved with the conference this year.

The Hackaday staff and volunteers did an amazing job!  The talks, workshops and prize announcement went amazingly.  Everyone had a great time and I think we all look forward to the next Superconference.

Saturday night there was even a fireside chat with Grant Imahara during which he shared some of his amazing history and knowledge.  Afterward he stayed around so all could get a photo and have a chat.

Eric William of mkme.org with Grant Imahara
Eric with Grant Imahara

I am thuroughly looking forward to the next gathering and am truly thankful I was able to participate in the event.  Thanks Hackaday!