ESP8266

WiFi Marquee Scroller – Hackster.io

https://www.hackster.io/wizworks/wifi-marquee-scroller-e68977?ref=explore&ref_id=recent___&offset=5 An “anywhere” LED Matrix sign that you can setup with a mobile device. Uses ESP8266 The design is based on an ESP8266 MCU which drives a 8×64 matrix display (basically two 8×32′s daisy chained) and scrolls a message that is entered via web browser. To enter the message, you simply browse for the sign’s

DIY Complete Philips Hue Home Automation – Hackster.io

https://www.hackster.io/motea-marius/diy-complete-philips-hue-home-automation-dacb12?ref=channel&ref_id=425_published___&offset=0 This project looks like a very interesting home automation IoT project that provides tools for many applications: This project emulates a Philips Hue Bridge that is able to control Hue lights (using original Hue Bridge), IKEA Tradfri lights (usign Tradfri Bridge), Mi-Light bulbs (using MiLight Hub), Neopixel strips (WS2812B and SK6812) and any cheep

Web-Based Universal Remote for Under $4 (Probably) – Hackster.io

https://www.hackster.io/user70641842/web-based-universal-remote-for-under-4-probably-e9e929?ref=explore&ref_id=trending___&offset=4 Don’t buy a universal remote, make one. It’s cheaper, funner, universal-er, kind of, and you get to learn the ESP8266, kind of. You will need the Arduino IDE with whatever OS. Alternatively Linux and some C skills for the official Espressif stuff, but that’s unnecessarily challenging for this application. To get IR control codes

ESP8266 IoT Contest – Simplify the Connected World – Hackster.io

https://www.hackster.io/contests/ESP8266 myDevices, SparkFun, and Espressifhave partnered to give you the world’s first ESP8266 IoT contest.  Show us how you use the ESP8266 to simplify the connected world! There is no project too big or too small. Want to monitor the temperature in a room? Perfect. Thinking of creating an automated garden? Excellent. Want to use

The State of Boards: Small, Simple Hardware Rules | Make

http://makezine.com/2017/06/27/state-boards-platforms-products-purposes-current-crop-microcontrollers-vies-attention/ Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge growth in the number and variety of both microcontroller boards and single-board computers.  The modern era, defined by microcontrollers becoming conveniently packaged on boards, began with the Arduino. The “classic” Arduino layout, including the irritating, irregular offset between pins 7 and 8, has become a standard. Similarly,

Mongoose OS Now Part of Hackster Apps – Hackster’s Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/mongoose-os-now-part-of-hackster-apps-e681bc2d12f6 An open source IoT operating system that looks interesting. Mongoose OS is an open source operating system for the IoT. With Mongoose OS, setup is fairly straightforward and takes just few minutes. Prototyping can be done in JavaScript, and you can use real microcontrollers for your projects (such as ESP8266, ESP32 or TI CC3200),

IoTuesday: Maximize Your WiFi!

https://www.sparkfun.com/news/2363 Interesting looking project: mount the antenna and ESP8266 Thing Dev Board onto a pan/tilt bracket with some servos. The ESP8266 code was updated to connect to a WiFi access point (AP) and begin sweeping up and down (about 70°) and left to right (about 180°). At 5° increments, the ESP8266 would take an RSSI reading. Finally the antenna automatically returns