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ESP8266 Deep Sleep with Arduino IDE

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This guide shows what’s Deep Sleep and how to use it with the ESP8266 in the Arduino IDE. If you use the sleep functions with the ESP8266 it will save you power and ultimately your batteries will last longer.

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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. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build […]

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ESP32 with DHT11 DHT22 Temperature Humidity Web Server using Arduino IDE

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In this project you’ll create a standalone web server with an ESP32 and a DHT11 or DHT22 sensor that displays the temperature and humidity using the Arduino IDE programming environment. If you want to learn more about the ESP32 dev board, read my Getting Started Guide with ESP32. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects […]

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

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

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ESP32 Web Server – Arduino IDE

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In this project you’ll create a standalone web server with an ESP32 that can toggle two LEDs using the Arduino IDE programming environment. If you want to learn more about the ESP32 dev board, read my Getting Started Guide with ESP32.  Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 […]

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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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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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ESP8266 OTA Updates with Arduino IDE | Over the Air

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OTA (Over the Air) update is the process of loading a new firmware to ESP8266 module using WiFi connection rather than a serial communication. This type of functionality is extremely useful in case of no physical access to the ESP module. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the […]

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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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