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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
Connecting the ESP-01 module to a breadboard and FTDI programmer
Connecting the ESP-01 module to a breadboard and FTDI programmer
12 September 2017 | Updated 11 January 2018
When compared to other microcontroller boards (e.g. the Arduinos), the ESP8266 is slightly more complex to hook up to a serial port for programming. This post will show how to connect the ESP-01 module to a breadboard and FTDI programmer for 'flashing' purposes. Read more...
Collections(s): ESP Microcontrollers, Microelectronics
Tagged with Bluetooth, Bluetooth modules, ESP-01, ESP8266, FTDI USB/UART module, Wi-Fi modules, getting started, microcontrollers, wi-fi, wireless communication
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
Making the Raspberry Pi Use RF signals for logic
Making the Raspberry Pi Use RF signals for logic
28 March 2016 | Updated 11 April 2017
This post will explain how to get the Raspberry Pi to read and interpret RF signal-codes to be used for logic. Ultimately I'll show you how to "capture" signals as strings and compare them with expected strings to trigger either a Bash or Python script. Read more...
Collections(s): Home Automation, Microelectronics, Raspberry Pi
Tagged with 433MHz RF, 433MHz RF Transmitter Receiver, GPIO, Raspberry Pi, digital read, wireless communication
433MHz RF communication to a Raspberry Pi
433MHz RF communication to a Raspberry Pi
27 March 2016 | Updated 1 July 2017
This post will explain how to get up and running with the 433MHz RF Transmitter Receiver modules to send radio frequency (RF) signal-codes from a transmitter device to a Raspberry Pi. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, Home Automation, Microelectronics, Raspberry Pi
Tagged with 433MHz RF, 433MHz RF Transmitter Receiver, Arduino, GPIO, RC Switch, Raspberry Pi, code snippets, digital read, digital write, git, interrupt read, wireless communication, wiringPi