Home Control ESP Software Branding at Last

For far too long I’ve been sitting watching others give their ESP8266 home control software branding without following the trend. Having just spend umpteen solid hours updating the software, I’m taking the opportunity, merely for clarity, to go with the trend, The ESP8266 software, used extensively here and by blog…

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The Script and ESP8266 Code for Beginners

I’m often asked about setting up MQTT, Node-Red etc. on the likes of Raspberry Pi, NanoPi or similar, with a view to controlling ESP8266 devices. Novice readers start here Usually it is difficult for me to see this from a beginner perspective, but having spent 2 months in hospital thanks…

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16 Channels of PWM for ESP8266

This morning a little board turned up for me – the advert said “Smart Electronics” – but the board says Adafruit 16-channel 12-bit PWM board. At £1.38 each these represent EXCELLENT value – especially as the Adafruit originals are much more expensive. Nicely made with gold connections and all the…

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EMW3265 ESP8266 KILLER

Erm, no, though you might think so by this headline..  https://hackaday.com/2015/07/13/new-part-day-the-esp8266-killer Read the comments – the $5 ESP8266 – where?  $2 ESP8266 more like it – less, even – http://goo.gl/VB0V9K There’s even a claim that this new single-source board (Seeed Studio) has MORE memory – well at least one variation…

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Automatic Router Selection for ESP8266

I wonder if anyone who has done this can help.  As most of you know, I program my ESP8266 devices in C.  I’ve been having some issues with weak signal recently and it would be really nice to have a list of acceptable access points and their passwords – and…

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