Top 8 Popular Microcontrollers Among Makers
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Top 8 Popular Microcontrollers Among Makers

At the heart of any embedded electronics device, either on a DIY or professional product level is a microcontroller. They run the codes/firmware that helps developers obtain inputs from sensors and tie it to actions executed through actuators. While they are usually developed as...

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Masterkey – USB WiFi Keylogger
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Masterkey – USB WiFi Keylogger

A Keylogger, a short form for keystroke logger, is a type of monitoring or digital surveillance tool (software or hardware) that is primarily used to record (log) keyboard keystrokes made by the user of the host computer. They are more advanced in recent times and are sometimes also...

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Elektor Article: DCF77 Emulator with ESP8266
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Elektor Article: DCF77 Emulator with ESP8266

Replace over-air time by Internet time About twenty years ago I recycled and modernised a vintage clock with Nixie tubes built by my father in the nineteen seventies. I replaced the digital logic by a microcontroller and used a DCF77 receiver module instead of the original 50-Hz...

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ESP8266 based Coronavirus tracking project
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ESP8266 based Coronavirus tracking project

This is an ESP8266 based coronavirus tracking project from "Volkan Unal" on github.com. The tracker can be configured to display the details of your own country. Instructions 1- Change your wifi information from WifiConnect.h file char ssid[32] = "yourssid"; char password[64] =...

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Temper: Sleek temperature sensor built on ESP8266
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Temper: Sleek temperature sensor built on ESP8266

Meet Temper, a compact, low power temperature sensor based on ESP8266 and SHT30 with a large 13x7 pixel led display. It accesses WiFi periodically to display temperature and humidity data as well as battery percentage via the MQTT protocol. The device’s display uses three 74HC595 + 7...

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Network Clock using ESP8266 and OLED display
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Network Clock using ESP8266 and OLED display

There are several situations where using an RTC could adversely affect your project by increasing cost, size, time accuracy or IO requirements. To prevent this, especially in ESP/WiFi-based or other clock-reliant projects, makers usually turn to obtain time information from NTP servers....

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DIY ISS Tracking Lamp
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DIY ISS Tracking Lamp

The International Space Station (ISS) is one of greatest feat of engineering achievements by mankind. It is a space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit. The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct...

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New and Improved Geiger Counter – Now With WiFi!
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New and Improved Geiger Counter – Now With WiFi!

In one of our previous tutorials, we examined the development of a DIY-Geiger Counter showing the efforts of “Instructable” user Prabhat who combined the ESP8266 with a touch screen display to create a truly intuitive version of his Geiger Counter. He recently created an updated...

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