With the help of my testing rig, I was finally able to work on the wireless connectivity of my Automatic Curtains.The electronics already had a communication line in place, so this should just be a walk in the park. Right?
With the new hardware ready, I continue to rebuild my Home Sensor system. Last week I replaced the Raspbery Pi for an ESP8266, this week I’ll be working on the new protocol my Home Sensor will be using.
After I discovered the awesome little ESP8266 Wifi module last week, I spent some extra time to check out how suitable this module is when I want to use it in an ‘Internet of Things’ environment. Or, to be more concrete: Could I use this module to connect my Annoying Dishwasher directly to the internet, without the use of the XBee & Raspbery system?
In the past few months, the maker scene went totally crazy about the ESP8266: a 3 dollar wifi to serial module. I wanted to know what the fuzz was all about, and spent a whopping 10 dollars to order some of these cute little toys a few days ago. This weekend, the Chinese package arrived and resulted in me spending too much time behind my desk …