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Introducing the inexpensive ESP-01 Wi-Fi module
Introducing the inexpensive ESP-01 Wi-Fi module
19 December 2017 | Updated 15 January 2018
The ESP-01 is a popular, inexpensive microcontroller board with built-in Wi-Fi. It makes use of the, now, widely used ESP8266 microcontroller chip. Read more...
Collections(s): ESP Microcontrollers, Microelectronics
Tagged with Arduino IDE, ESP, ESP-01, ESP8266, FTDI USB/UART module, Lua, NodeMCU, Wi-Fi modules, home web server, introduction, microcontrollers, wi-fi, wireless communication
Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller
Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller
6 July 2017
Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller explores the similarities of digital readings in order to give the DIY hobbyist a better grasp on their usage in projects. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, ESP Microcontrollers, Microelectronics, Raspberry Pi
Tagged with digital read, introduction, microcontrollers
ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication
ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication
25 June 2017 | Updated 26 June 2017
The ESP-32 microcontroller development board, or simply the ESP-32, is a relatively small, low power, easily obtainable, complete and breadboard-friendly microcontroller board, with build-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read more...
Collections(s): ESP Microcontrollers, Home Automation, Home Security, Microelectronics
Tagged with Arduino programming language, Bluetooth, Bluetooth modules, ESP, ESP32, GPIO, Micro-B USB, Wi-Fi modules, YouTube, digital read, digital write, introduction, microcontrollers, specs, videos, wi-fi, wireless communication
Magnetic door sensors
Magnetic door sensors
5 June 2017
This post introduces magnetic door sensors, also called reed switches, that are used to trigger movement of the objects (e.g. doors and windows) it is mounted too. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, Home Automation, Home Security, Microelectronics
Tagged with Switches, digital read, home automation, home security, introduction, magnetic door sensors
Relay switch modules
Relay switch modules
26 March 2016 | Updated 27 January 2018
Relay switch modules are used as high voltage AC switches by connecting a signal and DC power supply to it. These modules are made up by a relay (the 'heart'), screw terminal connectors, a resistor, diode, capacitor, transistor and LED - making it perfect for electronic hobbyists to use in projects. Read more...
Collections(s): Microelectronics
Tagged with 5V Relay Switch Modules, Arduino, Switches, digital write, getting started, introduction, microelectronic modules, relays, specs