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ESP8266 Publishing DHT22 Readings to SQLite Database

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DOWNLOAD FREE PDF: Getting Started with ESPlorer IDE and ESP8266 In this project you’ll create a standalone web server with a Raspberry Pi that displays temperature and humidity readings with a DHT22 sensor that are stored in an SQLite database. In order to create the web server you will be using a Python microframework called […]

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ESP8266 Publishing DHT22 Readings with MQTT to Raspberry Pi

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DOWNLOAD FREE PDF: Getting Started with ESPlorer IDE and ESP8266 In this project you’ll create a standalone web server with a Raspberry Pi that displays temperature and humidity readings with a DHT22 sensor. You can also control two outputs from an ESP8266 using MQTT protocol. In order to create the web server you will be […]

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Arduino Ethernet Web Server with Relay

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DOWNLOAD FREE PDF: Arduino eBook with 18+ Projects This posts shows how to build an Arduino Ethernet web server that controls a relay that is attached to a lamp. You can access your web server with any device that has a browser and it’s connected to the same network.

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Testing Mosquitto Broker and Client on Raspbbery Pi

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DOWNLOAD FREE PDF: Arduino eBook with 18+ Projects In this post you’re going to test the Mosquitto Broker and Client on a Raspberry Pi by subscribing to an MQTT topic and publishing sample messages.

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How to Install Mosquitto Broker on Raspberry Pi

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DOWNLOAD FREE PDF: Arduino eBook with 18+ Projects In this post you’re going to install the Mosquitto Broker on a Raspberry Pi. The broker is primarily responsible for receiving all messages, filtering the messages, decide who is interested in it and then publishing the message to all subscribed clients.

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What is MQTT and How It Works

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DOWNLOAD FREE PDF: Getting Started with ESPlorer IDE and ESP8266 In this post, I’m going to introduce you to the MQTT protocol. MQTT stands for MQ Telemetry Transport. It is a nice lightweight publish and subscribe system where you can publish and receive messages as a client.

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Reprogram Sonoff Smart Switch with Web Server

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DOWNLOAD FREE PDF: Getting Started with ESPlorer IDE and ESP8266 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.

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How to Flash a Custom Firmware to Sonoff

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DOWNLOAD FREE PDF: Getting Started with ESPlorer IDE and ESP8266 In this post, you’re going to learn how to flash custom firmware to the Sonoff device. I recommend that you read my previous post to get familiar with the Sonoff.

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Sonoff – $5 WiFi Wireless Smart Switch Introduction

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DOWNLOAD FREE PDF: Getting Started with ESPlorer IDE and ESP8266 In this post, you’re going to learn how to control an outlet from anywhere in the world using the Sonoff device. The Sonoff is a device that you put in series with your power lines allowing you to turn any device on and off.

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