ESP8266

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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ESP8266 – HomeKit Firmware Update with EVE

When you have created your first HomeKit accessory. Then you probably want to debug your code or change something, but then you need to erase ESP module and re-flash it. This has to be easier. For whom that ready my blog regularly know that I always start with installing LCM (Life Cycle Manager). This tool …

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ESP8266 – I²C bus

The I²C bus communication is one out of three possible communication protocols, the ESP8266 is able to communicate with other devices like OLED displays, barometric pressure sensors and so on. The two other communication protocols are SPI and UART. I²C stands for Inter-Integrated Circuit was invented 1982 by Philips Semiconductor (A Dutch company), now NXP …

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HomeKit Accessory Protocol Specification

When I’m coding a new ESP-HomeKit accessory I use the free HomeKit Accessory Protocol Specification (Non-Commercial Version) form Apple. To see how to use the characteristics and what type of options there are for a specific type of accessory. All you need or want to know can be found in this protocol.   Overview HomeKit …

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ESP HomeKit SDK – Reset HomeKit Device

For those who follow my blog know that I have been working with ESP HomeKit for a while. To make new accessories I have to regularly re-flash my ESP modules. Especially when debugging the code, it often happens that I have to re-flash the firmware again. But here lies some troubles, When you didn’t removed …

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