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ESP8266 SPI Spy

Friday, May 4th, 2018

nop head writes: I came across a very useful post by Thomas Scherrer that describes how to read data from a Peacefair PZEM-021 energy meter by spying on the SPI bus with an Arduino. I decided to do the same thing with an ESP-12F WiFi module so that I could...

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Alexa (Echo) with ESP32 and ESP8266 – Voice controlled relay

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Rui Santos writes, "In this project, you’re going to learn how to control the ESP8266 or the ESP32 with voice commands using Alexa (Amazon Echo Dot). As an example, we’ll control two 12V lamps connected to a relay module. We’ll also add two 433 MHz RF wall panel switches to...

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ESP8266 Wi-Fi button – DIY Amazon dash button clone

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Rui Santos over at Random Nerd Tutorials posted a step by step guide on building an ESP8266 Wi-Fi button: 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...

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Bus timer project

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Limpkin published a new build: For once, this project was not for me... it was for my wife ! Every morning she takes the bus then train to go to work. If she misses her train, she has to wait for more than 30 minutes for the next one. Not...

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ESP8266 voltage regulator (LiPo and Li-ion batteries)

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Rui Santos writes, "In this guide, you’re going to build a voltage regulator for the ESP8266 that can be used with LiPo and Li-ion batteries." More details at RandomNerdTutorials.com. Check out the video after the break. (more…)

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Weather logger with Losant and Amazon Alexa

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Steve documented his experience experimenting with home weather logging: Like a million other people on the Internet, I’ve been experimenting with home weather logging. I roll my eyes at the phrase “Internet of Things”, but it’s hard to deny the potential of cheap networked sensors and switches, and a weather...

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ESP8266 Deep Sleep with Arduino IDE

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Rui Santos has written a great guide shows us what’s Deep Sleep and how to use it with the ESP8266 in the Arduino IDE. With most of the ESP8266 modules, you can’t change the hardware to save power, but you can write software to do it. If you use the...

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SQUIX ESP8266 based e-paper WiFi weather station

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Erich Styger documented his experience building Daniel Eichhorn’s e-paper weather station with a custom enclosure: Using e-paper for a weather station is an ideal solution, as the data does not need to be updated often. By default, the station reaches out every 20 minutes for new data over WiFi and...

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WiFi TFT touch LCD weather station with ESP8266

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Erich Styger built this ESP8266 WiFi weather station with touch LCD and wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly: After the “WiFi OLED Mini Weather Station with ESP8266“, here is another one: this time with Touch LCD :-)  In the previous article (“WiFi OLED Mini Weather Station with...

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Pulsecounting and deepsleep based IoT water meter

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Tisham Dhar has written an article detailing his pulsecounting and deepsleep based IoT water meter project: I admit to being a tiny bit obsessed with monitoring utility bills and gathering data on my usage patterns blow-by-blow. The energy monitoring has reduced my electricity bills, so I wanted to have a...

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Duck DNS ESP8266 mini WiFi client

Friday, May 12th, 2017

An ESP8266 Duck DNS client from Davide Gironi: It is powered by USB, it can also be powered by the router USB port. It's built on a pretty old ESP-01 board. It has two led, one is the ESP-01 WiFi connection status embedded one, the other is connected to the...

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Esp8266 WebServer farm

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

An Esp8266 WebServer farm project by Eldon Brown's (a.k.a WA0UWH) After several long months, I have reactivated my Esp8266 WebServer Farm. Currently, one of my WebServers can be accessed as: esp.wa0uwh.com:8154 More info at WA0UWH homepage.

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Tiny ESP8266 Breakout Board

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Stavros made a very small ESP8266 breakout board: A very small breakout for the ESP8266. Includes all necessary pullups/pulldowns for it to boot to your code, a LDO regulator, a 3V3 output pin and enough breadboard space for one row on each side on a standard breadboard. Full details on...

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ESP8266 LED lighting: QuinLED v2.6 PCB

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Quindor designed and built an ESP8266 LED lighting QuinLED project with Dirty Board PCBs: It’s been a long time in the making but I’ve finally put the final touches on my newest revision of QuinLED! This makes it version 2.6 rev 1.00. Let’s check it out! This post is part of...

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EasyESP-1: a rapid prototyping and development board for ESP8266

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Raj over at Embedded Lab has designed a development board for ESP8266: EasyESP-1 is a rapid prototyping board for the low-cost, WiFi-enabled ESP8266 microcontroller. With an onboard USB-to-Serial converter pre-installed, EasyESP-1 does not require any additional hardware to download your application firmware to the ESP8266 chip. The ESP module used...

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Automation platform: ActoSenso Nodes

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Viktor Takacs just published the second part of a series on his automation platform, which he call ActoSenso Platform.  This second post of a series discussed about some of the nodes that can be used in ActoSenso Platform: ActoSenso Nodes are small hardware devices that are the "eyes", "ears" and "hands"...

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Homebrew WiFi shield

Monday, December 12th, 2016

m0xpd has published a new build, the homebrew WiFi shield: Having just finished development of the new m0xpd / Kanga ESP8266 - AD9834 board, I find myself with a few WiFi components knocking about on the bench - so I figured it would be fun to try to make a...

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How to run your ESP8266 for years on a battery

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Here's a detailed article on how to run an ESP8266 for a long time on a battery by Marco Schwartz: For most of the projects I am building with the ESP8266 WiFi chip, I usually don’t care too much about the power consumption aspect. I for example build data loggers that...

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Wifi enabled 8×64 pixel LED matrix display

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Raj over at Embedded Lab has just finished a new project article about Wifi-enabled LED matrix display using ESP8266: This project is a modification of my previous Bluetooth-enabled LED matrix display project, which used 8×64 monochromatic LED matrix (total 512 LEDs) for displaying scrolling text message. The original project used...

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When you need multiple analog inputs for your ESP8266 application

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Tinkermax writes: In specific situations you can get away with having only one ADC by multiplexing your sensors. In my scenario, because I was measuring totally unrelated things, this was not possible. The most obvious approach is to add an external ADC. The drawback is that this requires you to...

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