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ESP32 – Auto Program & Reset

The upload procedure for ESP32 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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ESP32 – LDO Voltage Regulators

When we think about IoT and home automation, we look at modular and compact devices, sensors, microcontrollers, etc. Recently, the ESP32 microcontrollers have gained traction in the electronic world, especially in the IoT field. This device has multiple features such as inbuilt Wi-Fi, Bluetooth modules, and sensors. The ESP32 microcontroller runs on a 3.3V voltage …

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HomeKit – Thread

Thread is a new, energy-efficient networking technology found on the HomePod mini and Apple TV 4K (2021). Products from Nanoleaf, Eve and other manufacturers have also increasingly been made suitable for thread. What is it, and what can you do with it? You can read that here. What is Thread? Thread is an IP-based network …

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HomeKit – Matter

Matter, previously project CHIP, is the new foundation for connected things. Guided by the Connectivity Standards Alliance, and developed through collaboration amongst all the leaders of the IoT industry, Matter focuses on building connected devices that are secure, reliable, and importantly, seamless to use. Espressif has been a part of the Matter initiative since early days, …

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Fritzing – New Parts

As you are used to, I always illustrate my projects with a scheme made in Fritzing. The standard components are usually present in the default software. But often enough there are components not present. I then make these components myself. Because I have added a whole series again, I wanted to share my own new library, and …

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ESP32C3 – Your New ESP8266

Many have been eagerly awaiting the ESP32-C3 from Espressif. It has only one computing core instead of the usual two processor cores in other ESP32 controllers. But this core works with the free, open RISC-V instruction set architecture that competes with the ARM-based controllers widely used for IoT applications. I recently put the ESP32C3 through …

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ESP8266 – HomeKit Blinds Contact Sensor

Know the status of your blinds. Simple and easy to install with no tools required, The ESP8266 – HomeKit blinds Contact Sensor combines simple technology with everyday peace of mind. And even better, it can control other HomeKit accessories in your home when blinds are opened or closed. ESP8266 – HomeKit Blinds Contact Sensor Refine …

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