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ESP8266 – HomeKit Accessory Pairing

After making a lot of ESP8266 HomeKit samples, it might be time to explain how to add more than one accessory to HomeKit. Take the ESP8285 – Power Plug for example. Suppose I want to add more than one power plug, how do you do that? I will explain hot to do multiple HomeKit Accessory …

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ESP8266 HomeKit – Battery Status

Slowly but surely I am looking at the extensions of the “standard” ESP HomeKit accessories, how to implement them. Now I am working on the Battery status. We need some circuit which can effectively measure voltage. Battery monitoring circuit is a traditional voltage divider circuit. I am going to measure 3.7 volt (lithium Polymer) battery. …

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ESP HomeKit SDK – On a Raspberry Pi Zero W

The first question that probably comes to your mind is “What?, Why?” when you read this headline: ESP HomeKit SDK – On a Raspberry Pi Zero W.  Well I tell you why. While I was waiting for some stuff from Aliexpress I had noting else to do. I seems that I would not receive my …

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HC-SR501 – Motion Sensor adding LDR

Security lighting is widely used as a preventive measure against intrusions on a physical piece of property. Since adequate lighting around a physical structure reduces the risk of an intrusion, security lighting can be used in residential settings to increase the feeling of safety. Presented here is a trusty security light activated by a passive …

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ESP8266 – HomeKit NeoPixel RGBW Light Strip

In my previous blog here I tested the ESP 8266 – HomeKit NeoPixel Light Strip. I am so enthusiastic about this Software Development Kit, that I going to write a few blogs about this genius software. In each Blog I will address a other accessory that you can add to your HomeKit without the need …

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ESP8266 – LifeCycle Manager 2.1.2

While LifeCycle manager has seen several issues in the past and last week (first week of February 2021), these are now all solved. BUT, if you are stuck with a LifeCycle manager V1.0.0, then you have only till 31 March 2021 to upgrade. I introduced you to LifeCycle manager 2 to manage your Firmware you made for your …

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ESP HomeKit SDK – Revised Installation

After a while all software will be updated or there will be some bug fix releases. So does the software that is needed for the Installation (or setup) of the HomeKit SDK (including perquisites and updates), is the act of making the program ready for execution. Because the process varies for each program and each computer, …

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