Author: aonko

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A whole year.

It has been a long time since I have posted anything here so I thought I would update my site with a new ESP8266 based project. This is not meant to be a tutorial, you will probably kill your ESP8266 if you don’t know what you are doing, though if you have any questions I would be glad to answer them in the comments. I wanted to be able to control a LED strip over WiFi, so I chose to use Blynk an IoT API which will work great for this project. They have an iPhone and Android application which...

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A month or so ago, I bought an ESP8266-12 chip to use as a micro-controller.  After thinking about a few projects, I thought it would be neat to get the venerable DS18B20 running on this chip and upload the temperature of the sensor to  If you don’t know what thingspeak is, it’s a website that has an API that allows you to upload data from an IoT device and graph it, or use that data and produce some event driven program. Pushingbox is another similar service, though it’s more geared towards event driven behavior, than just graphing results. The first step to completing this project...