ESP8266

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 – Auto Program & Reset

The upload procedure for ESP8266 boards is a little different from a standard Arduino procedure. Most Arduino’s will automatically reset when a new program is being uploaded, and will automatically enter programming mode. On some ESP boards you have to manually enter programming mode, and on the bare-bones modules, you even have to reset them …

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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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ESP8266 – ESP-WROOM-02 with 18650 battery

The “WEMOS D1 Esp-Wroom-02” that I got from Ali express is another micro controller development board with an ESP8266 WiFi chip. The board has an integrated 18650 battery charging circuit. There is also a board that has an OLED screen and a directional button built-in. This makes the board an excellent option for mobile applications. And like all …

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ESP8266 – HomeKit Set up: Manual for new users

Have you just created your first HomeKit accessory? Then we help you set up all the functions that HomeKit offers, such as assigning Siri names and classifying rooms and zones. In this HomeKit manual you will find step by step how to set up HomeKit. HomeKit is a function of your iOS device that allows …

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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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