How to control a Window Blind using IOT enabled hardware (Part 1) This is part one of a series of articles where I will be showing you how to create a home automation system using Components and hardware which can be purchased from the RS Components website. Also, we will show how you can build your own casing and gears on DesignSpark Mechanical. In this application, we will be controlling window blinds. Home Automation Project Details: We will use a Cayenne application to send a signal to an Arduino UNO WIFI which will control the motor rotation, this will pull the blinds up or down. It’s not necessary to use an Arduino UNO WIFI as we have but also an Arduino Uno will do just fine for this project too.
particle.hackster Sick of walking all the way down your long driveway just to check your mail? Waiting on a special package and want to know as soon as it arrives? With Mailbox 2.0 you will receive real time notifications on your phone whenever mail is placed in, or removed from your mailbox. Not only will you receive a notification on your phone, we have utilized a second Particle Photon to display this real time information anywhere in your home. Don't let Advanced difficulty scare you from attempting this project.
ESP8266 Web Server Tutorial (Code and Schematics) If you want to learn more about the ESP8266 module, first read my Getting Started Guide for the ESP8266 WiFi Module. In this project you’ll create a standalone web server with an ESP8266 that can toggle two LEDs. First, watch the video demonstration below Why flashing your ESP8266 module with NodeMCU? NodeMCU is a firmware that allows you to program the ESP8266 modules with LUA script. And you’ll find it very similar to the way you program your Arduino.
hackster Introduction In this article we will be running OpenHab which is an open source home automation software on a Raspberry Pi. I used a Raspberry Pi model B running Raspbian but this article should work as long as you are running Linux on a Rapberry Pi.
Getting Started with NodeMCU Board Powered by ESP8266 WiSoC Since ESP8266 is now so popular, I’ve recently bought a NodeMCU board to try it. I selected this board because the latest version of the board is breadboard-friendly, integrates a USB to serial chip, and it can be powered by a simple USB to micro USB cable. I also noticed a ESP8266 tutorial with NodeMCU firmware by SwitchDoc Labs the other day (using ESP-12 and Adafruit Huzzah), which I applied to my NodeMCU board, but since I encountered a few issues, I decided to report my findings, and write my own little getting started guide to switch on/off LED and GPIOs using a web interface. NodeMCU v0.9 and NodeMCU v1.0
particle.hackster Sending text messages or making automated phone call is a great way to add interactivity to a connected project. It was unfortunately a pretty involved thing to set up until I heard about Cisco Tropo at the ArborHacks hackathon in Ann Arbor. Here's a step-by-step guide to start sending text messages from a Particle Photon. The flow for sending a text message starts with publishing an event from Particle firmware.
From Kickstarter to Home Depot: Edyn smart garden sensor brings IOT to your garden The emerging Internet of Things (IOT) is enabling the use of smart devices, such as Edyn, in surprisingly down-to-earth places. And because this crowdfunded smart garden gadget is now available on the shelves of one of the biggest home improvement stores in the U.S., it's not just for early adopters anymore. One of the most entertaining parts of covering technology and gadgets is reading the press releases and pitches from startups that are convinced that they've built the next best thing, and which could really change the world... as long as changing the world consisted of turning your phone into a remote control for your lights, or turning your trash can into your grocery list maker. The Edyn sensor is a solar-powered device that measures soil moisture, pH, temperature, humidity, light levels, and soil nutrient levels, in both real-time and over the long term, helping gardeners to accurately assess what their soil needs in order to support strong healthy plant growth.
particle.hackster What is the Pan-Tilt Controller The Pan-Tilt controller (the device on the left) is made up of 2 servos. These servos are controlled by a Particle Photon. Even though the Particle Photon is Wi-Fi enabled, I'm not using it in this demo yet.
hackerspace / ESP8266 Some of this info is available elsewhere on the web, some is (as far as I know) not documented elsewhere. First, some links to other sources of information Module Variants DIY ESP8266 Home Security with Lua and MQTT Remember this diagram from the start of the tutorial? The green box in the lower right is If This Then That (ifttt.com), a web site that monitors streams for events and takes actions based on them. If This Then That (IFTTT) uses programs called recipes to react to things on the Internet. There re two components to the recipe we'll use that are important: one is the ability for IFTTT to read an io.adafruit.com topic, and the other is the abilit to send SMS text messages (note that IFTTT imposes a 100 message per month limit).
NEW PRODUCT – Espressif ESP32 Development Board – Developer Edition September 21, 2016 AT 11:25 am NEW PRODUCT – Espressif ESP32 Development Board – Developer Edition The ESP8266 started a small revolution by bringing WiFi to a small and cheap package that also had enough processing power and enough pins to get small things done. Quick setup for MQTT testing of an API for IoT For the ones who want to build Internet enabled devices the MQTT connectivity protocol is a must to know and master. The protocol has been around for quite some time when Internet of Things was young and called Machine to Machine :) It was developed by IBM and sits on top of TCP/IP. The main advantages over the traditional HTTP requests based style communication is the low footprint, quality of service settings and good performance even on unreliable connections.
Enginursday: First Impressions of the ESP32 An overview of Espressif's sequel to the ESP8266 - a new WiFi/Bluetooth-enabled system-on-chip, with a massive GPIO count. Favorited Favorite 3 Last year, the ESP8266 took the embedded IoT world by storm. For less than $10, you could get a programmable, WiFi-enabled microcontroller with just enough GPIO to wiggle some LEDs and monitor some sensors. I spent a good chunk of the year working with the chip – laying out a handful of boards, and mostly wrestling with the lightly-documented SDK (to put it nicely). WeatherBug: ESP8266 WeatherStation with IFTTT and HomeKit support I assume you're familiar with Daniel Eichhorn's ESP8266 Weather Station. I modified it to do a little more. Hardware changes Used a WeMos D1 mini with the DHT shield Software changes