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ESP32 Publish Sensor Readings to Google Sheets (ESP8266 Compatible)

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In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to publish sensor readings to Google Sheets using ESP32 or ESP8266 board. As an example, we’ll publish temperature, humidity, and pressure readings using the BME280 sensor to a Google Sheets spreadsheet every 30 minutes – we’ll be using IFTTT. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects Our new […]

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Control Sonoff Basic Switch with ESP Easy Firmware and Node-RED

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In this project you’ll learn how to use the ESP Easy firmware on a Sonoff basic smart switch and control it with Node-RED using Node-RED dashboard. The Node-RED software is running on a Raspberry Pi. The ESP Easy firmware can also be integrated with other home automation platforms like Home Assistant, Domoticz, openHAB, etc… 20 […]

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Reprogram Sonoff Smart Switch with Web Server

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In this post, you’re going to learn how to flash custom firmware in the Sonoff device, so that you can control it with your own web server. I recommend that you read my previous post to get familiar with the Sonoff. We also have additional resources that describe how to flash a custom firmware to the […]

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WiFiManager with ESP8266 – Autoconnect, Custom Parameter and Manage your SSID and Password

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In this guide you’ll learn how to use WiFiManager with the ESP8266 board. WiFiManager allows you to connect your ESP8266 to different Access Points (AP) without having to hard-code and upload new code to your board. Additionally, you can also add custom parameters (variables) and manage multiple SSID connections with the WiFiManager library. 20 Easy […]

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Build an ESP8266 Web Server – Code and Schematics

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This tutorial is a step-by-step guide that shows you how to build a standalone ESP8266 Web Server that controls two outputs (two LEDs). This ESP8266 Web Server is mobile responsive and it can be accessed with any device that as a browser in your local network. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects Our new book is a […]

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ESP8266 Daily Task – Publish Temperature Readings to ThingSpeak

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In this project you’re going to learn how to build a sensor node with an ESP8266 that publishes the temperature and humidity once a day to a free service called Thing Speak. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects Our new book is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects, perfectly suited for hobbyists, parents, kids, parents, and […]

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ESP8266 Web Server with Arduino IDE

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In this project you’ll create a standalone web server with an ESP8266 that can toggle two LEDs using Arduino IDE. This ESP8266 Web Server is mobile responsive and it can be accessed with any device that as a browser in your local network. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects Our new book is a beginner-friendly collection of […]

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ESP8266 Wi-Fi Button – DIY Amazon Dash Button Clone

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In this project you’re going to build an ESP8266 Wi-Fi Button that can trigger any home automation event. This is like a remote control that you can take in your pocket or place anywhere that when pressed sends out an email. It can also be called a DIY Amazon Dash Button clone. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi […]

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Nextion Display with ESP8266 – Touchscreen User Interface for Node-RED

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This project shows how you can build a touchscreen user interface for Node-RED with the Nextion display and the ESP8266 to control your electronics appliances. The aim of this project is being able to control your home automation system through the Nextion display without the need to go to your smartphone or your computer to […]

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ESP8266 Voltage Regulator (LiPo and Li-ion Batteries)

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In this guide, you’re going to build a voltage regulator for the ESP8266 that can be used with LiPo and Li-ion batteries. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects Our new book is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects, perfectly suited for hobbyists, parents, kids, parents, and educators looking to level up their hardware skills – GET […]

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ESP8266 Weather Forecaster

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In this post you’re going to build a weather forecaster with an ESP8266. I hate being out on a rainy day without an umbrella and I’m pretty sure it’s the same for everyone else.

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ESP8266 and Node-RED with MQTT (Publish and Subscribe)

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In this post we’re going to show you how to control ESP8266 outputs and display sensor data from the ESP8266 on Node-RED. The Node-RED software is running on a Raspberry Pi, and the communication between the ESP8266 and the Node-RED software is achieved with the MQTT communication protocol. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects Our new […]

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Posting a Tweet with the ESP8266

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In this project you’re going to post a Tweet with an ESP8266. The goal of this project is to show the endless possibilities that this $4 WiFi module offers when integrates with a free platform that I’m about to show you. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects Our new book is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects, perfectly suited for hobbyists, […]

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Door Status Monitor using the ESP8266

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In this project you’re going to monitor the status of a door using an ESP8266. The goal of this project is to show the endless possibilities that this $4 WiFi module offers when integrates with a free platform that I’m about to show you. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects Our new book is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects, perfectly suited […]

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