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22 July 2018
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3 ways to connect a Raspberry Pi 3 to a network using Wi-Fi
3 ways to connect a Raspberry Pi 3 to a network using Wi-Fi
30 June 2018
The Raspberry Pi 3 comes equipped with on-board Wi-Fi and an Ethernet port. Establishing a network connection using Wi-Fi can be done in a couple of ways. Read more...
Collections(s): Raspberry Pi
Tagged with Raspberry Pi, Raspbian, network, wi-fi, wired communication, wireless communication
Introducing the inexpensive ESP-01 Wi-Fi module
Introducing the inexpensive ESP-01 Wi-Fi module
19 December 2017 | Updated 5 June 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, Electronics
Tagged with Arduino IDE, ESP, ESP-01, ESP8266, FTDI USB/UART module, Lua, NodeMCU, Wi-Fi modules, home web server, introduction, microcontrollers, module, specs, 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 4 June 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, Electronics
Tagged with Bluetooth, Bluetooth modules, ESP-01, ESP8266, FTDI USB/UART module, Wi-Fi modules, development board, getting started, microcontrollers, wi-fi, wireless communication
ESP32 Development Boards for Wi-Fi communication
ESP32 Development Boards for Wi-Fi communication
25 June 2017 | Updated 26 June 2017
The ESP32 microcontroller development board is a breakout board for the ESP32 microchip. It is a microcontroller board with various I/Os and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read more...
Collections(s): ESP Microcontrollers, Electronics, Home Automation, Home Security
Tagged with Arduino programming language, Bluetooth, Bluetooth modules, ESP, ESP32, GPIO, Micro-B USB, Wi-Fi modules, YouTube, development board, digital read, digital write, introduction, microcontrollers, module, 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): Electronics, Home Automation, Raspberry Pi
Tagged with 433MHz RF, 433MHz RF Transmitter Receiver, GPIO, Raspberry Pi, digital read, wireless communication