28 Nov '15, 9am

ESP8266 BASIC WiFi Thermostat is Child’s Play https://t.co/Yj4Ad6BysC

ESP8266 BASIC WiFi Thermostat is Child’s Play https://t.co/Yj4Ad6BysC

If you’ve read any of our posts in the last couple years, you’ll have noted that our community is stoked about bringing the Internet to their devices on the cheap with the ESP8266 modules. Why? This forum post that details making a WiFi thermostat really brings the point home: it’s so easy and cheap to build Internet-enabled devices that you almost can’t resist. When the ESP8266 first came out, there very little documentation, much less code support. Since then Espressif’s SDK has improved, the NodeMCU project brought Lua support, and there’s even Arduino support . Most recently, BASIC has been added to the ESP stable , and that really lowers the barriers to creating a simple WiFi widget, like the thermostat example here that uses a Dallas DS18B20 temperature sensor and an LED as a stand-in for the heater element. The hardware for this project, a re-build of this demo code...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/11/28/basic-on-the-esp8266/

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