ESP8266

ThingSpeak open source IoT service

When building IoT (Internet of Things) applications, the cloud part where all information from sensors is important. There are many cloud services that can collect IoT data, but the fundamental issue here is that the Internet of Things does not have a standard set of open APIs for consumers. Well, there’s ThingSpeak, but it’s not

Nodemcu dev kit

I thouhgt I wanted to try IoT with ESP8266 easily, so I got Nodemcu dev kit to the test lua on ESP8266. The kit I got was NodeMcu Lua WIFI Development Board For ESP8266 Module from Banggood. The kit contains somewhat more (around 8 Euros) than bare ESP8266 module (around $3), but promises to provide

Happy hacking Day and ESP8266

Happy Hacking Day is non-commercial free tech-event for people, communities and companies. it provides visibility for the topics and projects which prefers free software and open source options. Let’s change the world a bit. Happy Hacking! The next event is held this week 8.-9.05.2015 in Helsinki, Finland. This time they have something that could be of

ESP8266 Ikea light IoT

I wrote yesterday on ESP8266 programming tools and let’s continue on the ESP8266 theme. Two days ago Hackaday had an interesting posting Internet Knows Your Every Move Thanks to IKEA and ESP8266. It describes how to combine ESP8266 WiFi module and IKEA Molgan PIR light. The stock PIR light simply lights when motion is detected,

ESP8266 programming tools

The ESP8266 is the answer to “I want something with Wifi.” It’s basically the answer to everything IoT to so many engineering problems that have plagued the hobbyist and commercial world alike. The chip is a processor  (80MHz Tensilica) with integrated RAM, some ROM, and a WiFi radio. It’s CHEAP, like $4/ea cheap! Or $5