Category Archives: Tasmota


The reason for the title is simple – I’ve just had my first (favourable, exciting, even) experience with Xose Perez’s multi-purpose Espurna IOT firmware on some of my Sonoff power controllers.

SonoffRegular readers will know that I developed ESP-GO and usually flash either ESP-GO or Theo Arends’s Tasmota firmware onto my Itead Sonoff boards. Because of the FLASH size limitations on these Sonoffs and many similar units I’ve been gravitating towards Tasmota recently and generally it works well, controlling relays and handling MQTT communication with my Node-Red/MQTT based Raspberry Pi home control systems. I’ve been using release 6.6.0 of Tasmota since it first appeared but here we go – time for change?

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