ESP8266 based Plane Spotter now for Arduino IDE

#ESP8266 Plane Spotter I received a few complaints that users couldn't get the Platformio IDE running since the security software detected it as malicious software. So I added the code also to the WeatherStation library as a demo project. First you'll have to install or update the library and make sure that you have at least version 1.1.1 installed. Then you can simply go [...]

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ESP8266 Weather Station: Getting Started Guide available for Kindle

This Guide is also available as eBook on Amazon
Once in a while I like to try out new ways to reach the audience. I'm happy to present the ESP8266 Weather Station: Getting Started Guide is now available for Kindle. If you [...]

ESP8266 Weather Station on the “Big Screen”

0.96" based on SSD1306 and 1.3" based on SH1106 running the Plane Spotter
The 0.96" OLED displays I usually use for the WeatherStation are gorgeous but they could be bigger, right? Recently a bigger version of the SSD1306 based display became [...]

ESP8266 Peripherals: 5$ RCW-0001 Ultrasonic Range Sensor

There are many applications for distance measuring: in robotic as a cheap way to sense the environment and detect obstacles, in IoT applications to measure fill levels of [...]

Kids Watch Review

The Kids GPS Watch
Usually you read about electronic components and how to use them on this blog. Often they are related to Internet-Of-Things (IoT). This post on the other hand is about an end [...]

ESP8266: Turn a $9 Body Scale into a Smart Scale – Part 1

Splash Screen of the SmartScale
In this project I will show you how you can build yourself a fancy Withings-like body scale. I divided the article into two parts: Part 1 describes the hardware hack and Part [...]

ESP8266 based Plane Spotter – How To

#ESP8266 Plane Spotter
When I sit at my living room table I can see wonderful big airplanes in the final approach to Zurich (ZRH) airport or ascending to a far destination: Airbus A380 or Boeing [...]

New Weather Station Demo on Github

New Weather Station Demo based on Platformio
I have been working on a new demo of the Weather Station which is built as a platformio project. It has a few features which are not in the library demo: Wifi Signal [...]

ESP8266-Hack – Piggybacking OLED display on WeMos D1 Mini

128x64 OLED display directly soldered on a WeMos D1 Mini
Inspired by Mike Rankin's (@mikerankin) beautiful crossovers between an ESP8266 ESP-01 and an 0.96 Inch OLED I2C display I decided to try if there wasn't an easy hack to [...]

ESP8266: SSD1306 Oled Library Release

The "ESP8266 OLED SSD1306" is an open source library which allows you to control those pretty OLED modules from our beloved ESP8266 module. Fabrice Weinberg cleaned up all [...]

ESP8266: Continuous Delivery Pipeline – Push To Production

Continuous Delivery on ESP8266
The integration of the ESP8266 framework into the Arduino IDE brought ease of use for development. This was further improved when firmwares could be pushed over the local [...]