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 proj.....

ESP8266 Weather Station Projects

In this post I’d like to show you some of the projects that other people did based on my WeatherStation library. I hope this will inspire you to get creative and extend the code with you features. Or maybe you have built a nice case around the WeatherStation. If you do so please contact and me and share your creation with the world. I’m more than happy to put them into the gallery! .....

ESP8266 PlaneSpotter Color

After many hours of work I’m very happy to finally publish all the sources for the ESP8266 PlaneSpotter project. It is not yet really in a V1.0.0 state but I’m sure with the help of the community it will quickly get better. While this post is more a “making-of” you can find build instructions on Github: https://github.com/squix78/esp8266-plane-spotter-color &nbs.....