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Getting Started with Home Assistant on Raspberry Pi

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In this post we’re going to show you how to get started with Home Assistant on Raspberry Pi. We’ll show you how to set up Home Assistant and we’ll build a simple example to get you started with home automation. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the […]

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Control a 12V Lamp via SMS with Arduino

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In this tutorial we’re going to show you how you can control a 12V lamp via SMS using an Arduino UNO, a relay module, and the SIM900 GSM shield. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how […]

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Getting Started with Node-RED Dashboard

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This post is an introduction to Node-RED dashboard with Raspberry Pi. We’ll cover how to install Node-RED Dashboard and exemplify how to build a graphical user interface. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build […]

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Build a Night Security Light with Arduino

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In this project you’re going to build a night security light with a relay module, a photoresistor and an Arduino. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build a automation system using open-source hardware and […]

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ESP8266 Publishing DHT22 Readings to SQLite Database

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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 Flask. Here’s the high level overview of the system: Recommended […]

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ESP8266 Publishing DHT22 Readings with MQTT to Raspberry Pi

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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 using a Python microframework called Flask. Here’s the high level […]

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Arduino Ethernet Web Server with Relay

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This post 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. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the […]

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Testing Mosquitto Broker and Client on Raspbbery Pi

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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. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build a automation […]

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How to Install Mosquitto Broker on Raspberry Pi

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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. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with […]

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What is MQTT and How It Works

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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. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. […]

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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. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with […]

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How to Flash a Custom Firmware to Sonoff

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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. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how […]

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Sonoff – $5 WiFi Wireless Smart Switch Introduction

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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. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home […]

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ESP8266 0.96 inch OLED Display with Arduino IDE

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This post shows how to use the 0.96 inch OLED display with the ESP8266 using the Arduino IDE. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build a automation system using open-source hardware and software from […]

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