ESP8266/ESP32

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ESP8266 DIY Smart Socket – SOFTWARE (3/3)

It took me longer than I assumed it would, mainly due to software issues, but once I modified the software to my needs, it...

ESP8266 DIY Smart Socket – HARDWARE (2/3)

I had very little use for a yet another charger in my household. I reviewed it on my website, and I think I reached...

DIY Smart Socket with ESP8266 and AUKEY charger (1/3)

I suspected that AUKEY PA-S11 charger had some empty space inside its enclosure. I hate wasting space and I had few ESP8266 laying around....

Hacking ESP8266 smart plug – serial adaper

I was excited to see the dev pads on the Oittm ESP8266 Smart plug.  I finally found some time to open this up and...

A hackable ESP8266 inside a smart plug

I had a chance to review an Oittm Smart WiFi Plug recently. I also tried to see if I can use Tasker with it,...

ESP32 – getting started on Windows

My previous ESP boards (8266) are great but it comes with one limitation - the number of usable pins. It was time to upgrade!...

Flashing ESP8266 with NodeMCU (Windows, Linux, Arduino and Raspberry Pi)

Each time when I'm unable to find a coherent guide on a single page within three pages of Google search, I'm creating an article...

Building a ESP8266-01 flash adapter

If you planning to play with more than 2 ESP8266-01 boards you will need an ESP8266-01 flash adapter. Trust me, you will thank me...

ESP8266 WIFI lights under $5

I'm happy to report that a progress has been made on my WIFI lights project. Now I can turn on and off the ESP8266 WIFI...

ESP8266 ceiling light – demo

I have been working on this for some time now. It took me ages to get to the working prototype of ESP8266 ceiling light, mostly...

NodeRED for beginners

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NodeRED for beginners: 7. Tips & Tricks

That's the last post of this series with a couple of tips and tricks you might find handy while building your own flows. These...
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NodeRED for beginners: 6. Function node

The Function Node is one of the most useful nodes in NodeRED. It's a javascript editor which doesn't do much unless you tell it...
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NodeRED for beginners: 5. Connectivity

I explained how to process the data in the last tutorial, its time to learn how to send the data to NodeRED and how...
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NodeRED for beginners: 4. Data Processing

If you made your first flow already, you know that data is passed between each node. If you want to see this in a simplified example,...
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NodeRED for beginners: 3. Your First Flow

We talked about why you should get NodeRED in the first place, and how to get started with NodeRED, now it's time for your...