Tag Archives: Wifi

ESP8266 Wifi controlled Home Automation

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geekrex @ instructables.com shows us how to use ESP8266 Wifi module for home automation. He writes:

ESP8266 is a great thing for starting to Wifi And IOT. It is also cheap and be used for making cool projects connected to the Internet .Learn how to make a simple IOT Project with it ESP8266 WLAN Module could be a self contained SOC with integrated TCP/IP protocol stack that may offer any microcontroller access to your WLAN network.

ESP8266 Wifi controlled Home Automation – [Link]

Door Status Monitor using the ESP8266

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Rui Santos tipped us with this tutorial on how to monitor the status of your door using an ESP8266.

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.

Door Status Monitor using the ESP8266 – [Link]

Raspberry Pi Wifi module without USB

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This board will let you add WiFi functionality to your Raspberry Pi Zero without having to sacrifice the only available high speed USB port. The board is based on ESP8266 Wifi module.

WiFi on a Raspberry Pi using the HAT connector and an ESP8266. The goal of this project is to add WiFi to the Raspberry Pi Zero while keeping the USB port free for devices or OTG connection to another host.

Raspberry Pi Wifi module without USB – [Link]

Control ESP8266 over the internet

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Here is a basic tutorial on how to control ESP8266 over the internet using two buttons on a browser window. The article goes through Arduino IDE configuration and example code is included.

There are but a few things better than (succesfully) programming and using your Arduino. Surely one of those things is using your ESP8266 as an Arduino with WiFi!

Control ESP8266 over the internet – [Link]

VoCore: A Cheap And Coin-sized Linux Computer With Wi-Fi

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VoCore is an open source hardware that runs OpenWRT Linux. This tiny computer comes with Wi-Fi, USB, 20+ GPIOs that will help you to embed it on your projects.

With each passing day, mini computer boards are getting more and more popular. Single board computers like Raspberry Pi, CHIP, OrangePi etc. are being endorsed by makers and DIY enthusiasts to create new innovations. However, if you are looking for an even smaller Linux computer, VoCore is the perfect device for you.

VoCore: A Cheap And Coin-sized Linux Computer With Wi-Fi – [Link]

External antenna modifications for the Raspberry Pi 3

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In this post dorkbotpdx.org show us a couple of different ways that an external antenna can be added to the Raspberry Pi 3.

It’s not clear why an external antenna is not an option for the Pi 3, there are a number of possible reasons and I don’t presume to know the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s exact rationale. It could be to improve the out-of-box experience, an integrated antenna “just works” and there’s no potential for the antenna connector to be broken plugging in an antenna. It could be to reduce complexity, the unit with an integrated antenna is compact and self-contained.

External antenna modifications for the Raspberry Pi 3 – [Link]

Li-Fi – 200 Gbps via your room light

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Thijs Beckers @ elektormagazine.com has some great news about the Li-Fi technology:

The French company Oledcomm displayed its technology at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (22-25 Feb 2016), where a smart phone is connected to the Internet using only an LED lamp, which reaches a connection speed that is a 100 times faster than the current Wi-Fi standard. The ‘Li-Fi’-connection, Li-Fi means ‘light fidelity’, achieves, in laboratory situations, speeds of more than 200 Gbps, in theory fast enough to send the data contents of 23 DVDs in one second, according to Oledcomm founder Suat Topsu (according to our calculations 200 Gbps comes closer to 5 DVDs, but that aside).

Li-Fi – 200 Gbps via your room light – [Link]

OpenGarage – Open-source WiFi garage door opener

Ray Wang has published a new project called OpenGarage, an open-source garage door opener based on ESP8266 and the Blynk app:

Today I am very excited to introduce you to OpenGarage — an open-source, universal garage door opener built using the ESP8266 WiFi chip and the Blynk app. I’ve wanted to finish this project for a while, as there have been multiple occasions where I left the house in a hurry and forgot to close my garage door, or locked myself out of the house, or had to let a friend or handyman in while I was away. Having a WiFi-based garage door opener (which I can access remotely using my mobile phone) would be super convenient. Recently as I started learning about ESP8266, I found it to be the perfect platform to help me complete this project.

OpenGarage – Open-source WiFi garage door opener – [Link]