Posts Tagged ‘WiFi’

App note: Using Vishay infrared receivers in a Wi-Fi environment

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

2.4Ghz and 5 Ghz Wi-fi signals can sometimes affect IR receivers, here's Vishay's app note about them. Link here (PDF) In recent years, Wi-Fi connectivity has penetrated most consumer electronic devices used for media reproduction. New TVs, satellite receiver and cable boxes, and streaming devices are more often than not...

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ESP8266 WiFI LED controller hack

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Andreas Hölldorfer of ChaozLabs wrote an article detailing how he hacked the cheap WiFi LED controller: This pictures show the PCB. As you can see there are pins labeled as RX,TX,GND,3.3V. I simply connected an USB-Serial converter to the pins. The two other pins are GND and GPIO0. If you set a...

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Enter the Photon

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Peter Scargill writes: So, what differentiates this from say, something like an ESP-12 or similar boards? So this is a small WIFI-enabled controller, programmed in something that looks suspiciously like the Arduino language – this is course is deliberate to give it that familiar look and feel. But looks can be...

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How to control your ESP8266 from anywhere in the world

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Rui Santos shared a tutorial on how to control your ESP8266 from anywhere in the world: The most common questions I get about the ESP8266 WiFi Modules are: “Is it possible to control my ESP8266 from anywhere in the world?” and “How can I control my ESP8266 from anywhere?”. I’m...

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WiFi smoke detector

Friday, August 7th, 2015

An instructables on how to make a WiFi smoke detector by Proto G: This is a simple WiFI Smoke Detector that texts me when it senses smoke. I made this for my battery storage area in case of a lithium polymer fire. I still have all of my regular smoke...

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WIFI-based appliance module using the ESP8266 (ESP12) and a latching relay

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Steve writes, "This is an WIFI-based appliance module using the ESP8266 (ESP12) and a latching relay. The appliance module is powered from the AC line using an inexpensive 5V 1AMP universal input power supply which is attached to the board. There are provisions for local control using a pushbutton switch,...

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DirtyPCB BeagleQ

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

HouseOfBeck shared his DirtyPCB BeagleQ in the project log forum: The BeagleQ is a wifi enabled wireless intelligent bbq smoker controller based on the BeagleBone Black controller. This device is designed to control a fan connected to the smoker's input vent/damper. Using a temperature probe placed in the pit the controller can...

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ESP8266 Wifi information LCD

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Renze shares his ESP8266 Wifi information LCD in the project log forum: This is a little project I did in about 2 hours. It uses an LCD display I got from an old ISDN phone and shows text sent to it over WiFi. The ESP8266 runs a webserver which shows a form...

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Graphic equalizer display using ESP8266-12, MSGEQ7 and WS2812

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Amir Avni made a graphic equalizer display using ESP8266-12, MSGEQ7 and WS2812: Finally, I've created a this project: An equalizer display controlled by ESP8266 with the NodeMCU firmware, where the equalizer colors are controlled via WiFi Project info at whatimadetoday site. Check out the video after the break. (more…)

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ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer Part 8 of X: Version 2 of the PCB design

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Quindor blogged about his ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer project with DirtyPCBs: With the help of kind internet folks I was able to get a fritzing part for the new voltage converter I wanted to use to try and make a smaller board. A few weeks ago I sent my new 'panalized' design...

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ESP8266: Arduino compatible $5 MCU with WiFi

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

MAKE has posted Alasdair Allan's three part series concerning the ESP8266 MCU. Alasdair highlights the capabilities and limitations of this chip, the installation and use of a supporting version of the Arduino IDE, and how to create a breadboard adapter for the ESP-01 breakout board (pictured above.) Via MAKE.

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ESP8266 WiFi module quick start guide

Monday, February 16th, 2015

follower from rancidpacon writes,I recently wrote a 15-page getting started guide for the $5 ESP8266 WiFi modules for Kiwicon 8, a local New Zealand hacker con. It's available as both HTML and a PDF. It provides details on: how to make the hardware connections using an FTDI Board or Arduino...

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WiFi LED Light (ESP8266 + WS2812B + Lua)

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Markus Gritsch shared his WiFi LED light project in the forum: I built a prototype for a WiFi controllable LED light, using the popular ESP8266 module running the NodeMCU firmware [1]. To allow controlling the WS2812B LEDs from Lua, I extended the firmware with a bit of C code Check out the video...

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Programming an Arduino via WiFi with the ESP8266

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Gary Servin has been working on a new project a method to flash an Arduino via WiFi using the ESP8266.  He wrote a post on his blog detailing the process: I’ve been working on a new robot called RoDI for a summer course at my Alma mater. RoDI is a low...

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Configure your WR703n with a switch (or two)

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Martin Melchior has been experimenting with switch-selectable configurations for a TP-Link TL-WR703n router. The setup allows for quick changes in configuration dictated by changes in location or circumstances. It allows the router's use as a Ethernet to WiFi bridge (Access point), since it's handy to have your own WiFi at...

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First impression on the ESP8266 serial-to-WiFi module

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Ray Wang has been experimenting with the ESP8266 Serial-to-WiFi module, which has gained much hype recently. "The module is very compact, easy to interface with, and inexpensive. I wrote an Arduino program to show how to use the Arduino to communicate with the WiFi module and set up a very...

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ESP8266 WiFi chip module

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Richard Sloan writes in to highlight his site featuring info on the ESP8266 WiFi module. There is a new IC on the market that is creating a lot of stir, ESP8266 very low cost WIFI chip, available are boards now from China for $5 or less, we are supporting these...

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DEFCON 22: WarKitteh – cat on the warprowl

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Why do the wardriving yourself when your cat can do it for you? Gene Bransfield gave this presentation at the recent DEFCON 22 conference, describing his efforts to use domestic pets wearing WiFi sniffer/GPS logging gear to essentially warprowl for WiFi hotspots. There's also DoSdog, a standard pooch wearing a...

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App note: Wi-Fi data logger

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

An app note from Microchip on Wi-Fi data logger (PDF!): Dataloggers are used in a variety of industries, some examples are: Environmental sensors Motor RPM measurements Location tags using GPS Temperature sensors Light sensors Motion sensors A data logger can be configured in a number of ways depending on the application. This case...

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A new Wi-Fi Shield to connect your Arduino to the internet

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes about a new open source Wi-Fi Shield for Arduino: Despite the proliferation of hardware to connect Arduino with the web, and especially despite YUN, we considered useful to design and propose a new WiFi shield for Arduino, which replaces the one already presented. This time we...

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