Home Control The Next Step

As regular readers will know I’ve pretty much gotten to grips with the whole home control thing having after much research settled on a largely MQTT-based setup using the excellent new Raspberry Pi2 as a hub with Node-Red. Though it could just as easily have been any proper Linux or…

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ESP8266 and MQTT Exciting Times

I don’t want to jump in prematurely here but those of you who have been reading the blog will know that I’ve had no end of problems with the MQTT stand-alone software on the ESP8266, but as each problem has emerged, the author (Minh Tuan) has been keeping in touch…

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The ESP8266 Grand Master Plan

So… here’s where I’m up to with my little project… currently stalled until we can figure out why the ESP8266 is not recovering from loss of WIFI. This is “the plan.  Using the basic MQTT code, I’ve added the ability to control GPIO0 and take input from say a Dallas…

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