ESP8266 Weather Station: Shipping From a Fulfillment Center in China

Ever since the launch of the ESP8266 Weather Station in the US Amazon store I had to ship two different versions of this product. The customized box containing the Weather Station with the NodeMCU, a OLED display, a DHT11 and some cables was only available through Amazon in the US. To the rest of the world I could only ship the .....

IoTCon in Munich: Impressions from Day 1

Munich is always worth a trip and you can get there from Zurich easily by train or coach. This time my employer Netcetera let me visit the Internet-of-Things conference to scout what is going on in the IoT field in Germany (and elsewhere). Here are some impressions I collected during the first day of the conference. To read about the second day go here. .....

Digoo BB-M2: Hackable cheap WiFi camera

It is amazing what you can get for a few dollars. The Digoo BB-M2  WiFi IP camera is no exception and you can get even more out of it with a few simple tricks that some clever people found out. The camera offers 720p streaming, it contains to stepper motors to remote control the direction and it also has two-way audio capabilities. I guess in no time we will have some cool projects built around it. .....

Interview with Espressif’s Ivan Grokhotkov

Are you also curious to learn a bit more what is going on behind the scenes at Espressif, the company manufacturing the ESP8266 and ESP32 chips? My friend Marcel Stör (frightanic.com) and I compiled a list of questions to Ivan Grokhotkov (@i_grr), Director of Software Platforms at Espressif. Ivan is one of the main drivers behind the ESP8266/Arduino project. Early in 2016 he joined E.....