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Flashing Espressif and NodeMCU Firmware to ESP8266

In the earlier articles, we have written our own program in Arduino IDE to access GPIO pins of ESP8266 or to interface sensors to ESP8266. But if we write our own program to access GPIO Pins, the existing firmware will be completely erased and the new program will be written on the ESP8266. So in this article, we will explain how to flash the Official Espressif and NodeMCU Firmware to ESP8266. This can also be used to update to the latest [...]

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Home Automation using ESP8266 & Blynk App - Practical Implementation

Home Automation using ESP8266 & Blynk App – IoT

A home automation system is an automating the bulk of electronic and electrical tasks within a home. It uses a combination of hardware and software to enable control and management over appliances and devices within a home. Home automation not only refers to reduce human efforts but also energy efficiency and time saving. Here we are performing home automation by using ESP8266 – WiFi SoC and Blynk Playstore App. Components RequiredESP8266 470Ω Resistor LED Breadboard USB Cable Connecting Wires Android Phone with Blynk AppHardware Circuit Diagram Home-Automation-using-using-ESP8266-Blynk-App-Circuit-Diagram Circuit Diagram Explanation NodeMCU to 4- Channel Relay BoardConnect [...]

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ESP8266 as MQTT Client - Arduino IoT Tutorial

ESP8266 as MQTT Client – Arduino IoT

IoT or Internet of Things is an emerging technology which enables us to create a network of devices, sensors, actuators to connect and exchange data. MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is one of the commonly used protocol in this field. It consists of MQTT Broker and MQTT Clients. Where MQTT Broker is the server through which all MQTT Clients are communicating each other. CloudMQTT provides MQTT Broker as a service, which we are using in this tutorial. In this project [...]

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Interfacing DHT11 Sensor with ESP8266 - Practical Implementation

Interfacing DHT11 Sensor with ESP8266

In this article, I am going to explain about interfacing of DHT11 sensor with ESP8266. For that we have to make only 3 connections between the DHT11 sensor and ESP8266. For the working demonstration we will be programing ESP8266 as a web server for displaying temperature and humidity in a web browser as per request. Components RequiredESP8266 DHT11 Sensor USB Cable Connecting WiresHardware Circuit Diagram Interfacing DHT11 Sensor with ESP8266 – Circuit Diagram ConnectionsDHT11 sensor (+) pin will be connected to 3.3V DHT11 sensor (-) pin will be connected [...]

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Calling API using ESP8266

The objective of this tutorial is to explain how to do HTTP JSON GET requests using an ESP8266 and Arduino IDE. Components RequiredESP8266 USB CableHardware Connect ESP8266 to Computer   Software Code #include <ESP8266WiFi.h> #include <ESP8266HTTPClient.h> #include <ArduinoJson.h>const char* ssid = "SERVER NAME"; const char* password = "SERVER PASSWORD";void setup() { Serial.begin(115200); WiFi.begin(ssid, password);while (WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED) { delay(1000); Serial.println("Connecting..."); } }void loop() { if (WiFi.status() == WL_CONNECTED) { HTTPClient http; [...]

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IoT Temperature Data Logger Using ESP8266 and LM35

IoT Temperature Data Logger Using ESP8266 and LM35

In this project, we are going to log and monitor temperature data over internet using ThingSpeak IoT server. And we can view the logged data and graph over time in their website. It is made using ESP8266 WiFi module and LM35 temperature sensor. ESP8266 WiFi chip reads the current temperature from LM35 using ADC and sends it to ThingSpeak server for live monitoring from anywhere in the world. Components RequiredESP8266 LM35 Breadboard Connecting WiresHardware Circuit Diagram LM 35 with ESP8266 – Circuit Diagram ConnectionsConnect 3.3V pin of ESP8266 [...]

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Digital Thermometer using LM35 Temperature Sensor and ESP8266 - Practical Implementation

Digital Thermometer using LM35 Sensor and ESP8266

In this project, we are going to monitor the current room temperature over internet using ESP8266 programmed as a web server. It is accomplished by establishing data communication between ESP8266 WiFi module and LM35 temperature sensor using ADC. Components RequiredESP8266 LM35 Breadboard Connecting WiresHardware Circuit Diagram LM 35 with ESP8266 – Circuit Diagram Circuit ConnectionConnect 3.3V pin of ESP8266 to first pin of LM35 Connect A0 pin of ESP8266 to second pin of LM35 Connect GND pin of ESP8266 to third pin of LM35LM35 An LM35 is a 3 pin temperature [...]

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LED Control From Web Server - Practical Implementation

LED Control by ESP8266 as Web Server – IoT

Here we are programing ESP8266 as a web server, the chip enables WiFi connectivity and can be turned into a small functioning web server. We will connect ESP8266 to our local wifi network and we can control the LED through this local network. If you need to control it through internet you can use DDNS and port forwarding. Components RequiredESP8266 Resistor 470Ω LED USB cable Connecting wiresHardware Circuit Diagram LED Control From Web – Circuit Diagram Connections:Connect LED positive terminal to D0 pin of ESP8266 Connect LED negative [...]

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