Project PITA: Build a mini mass deauther using Bettercap and a Raspberry Pi Zero W

evilsocket shared a how-to on making a mini WiFi deauthenticator using Bettercap and a Raspberry Pi Zero W: A few days ago I started playing with some idea I had from a few weeks already, using a Raspberry Pi Zero W to make a mini WiFi deauthenticator: something in my pocket that periodically jumps on […]

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

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 built with Wi-Fi capabilities at […]

Enter the Photon

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 deceiving – this is a […]

How to control your ESP8266 from anywhere in the world

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 happy to announce today that […]

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

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, and there is an option […]

DirtyPCB BeagleQ

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 read the pit temperature and […]

Graphic equalizer display using ESP8266-12, MSGEQ7 and WS2812

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.

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

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 to dirtypcb’s and I got […]

ESP8266: Arduino compatible $5 MCU with WiFi

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.

ESP8266 WiFi module quick start guide

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 (with suitable disclaimer); how […]

WiFi LED Light (ESP8266 + WS2812B + Lua)

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 after the break.

Configure your WR703n with a switch (or two)

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 a friend’s house or hotel; […]

First impression on the ESP8266 serial-to-WiFi module

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 simple web server.” Check out […]

DEFCON 22: WarKitteh – cat on the warprowl

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 backpack concealing a Hak5 Pineapple, […]

App note: Wi-Fi data logger

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 study covers the following application […]