Nowadays, even HEMA and Action (Netherlands) sell smart home stuff, but for a fraction of the price at other stores. But, is it also useful to buy a smart plug from Action or HEMA? Buy a smart plug from Action? HEMA and Action have been selling smart plugs for some time now. These plugs are […]
We have used a legacy GNU Makefile build in the previous HomeKit LED Example. Now need to migrate to CMake. A lot of people first getting into this wonderful space of embedded system design do so through Arduino, which uses C++ with many built-in functions. The new ESP-IDF uses CMake to configure the build system.
For those who read my blogs regularly, know that I program a lot on ESP modules. To see what happens on such an ESP module, I use a serial monitor. You can download and install apps for this, but I try to keep my system as clean as possible. I therefore use what I already
Running programs through the terminal is a fast and efficient way to perform operations on your Mac. It provides comprehensive functionality and granular control over the program’s functionality and output, which would otherwise be missing from its GUI equivalent. However, starting programs via CLI sometimes also causes problems. One is the command not found error
Since Espressif Systems arrived in our collective consciousness, they have expanded their range from the ESP8266 to the ESP32, and going beyond the original WROOM and WROVER modules to a range of further ESP32 products. There’s a single-core variant and one that packs a RISC-V core in place of the Tensilica one, and now they’ve
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
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,
Need to add a HomeKit device you build, but don’t have the QR code? HomeKit-enabled accessories come with a specific QR code and an 8-digit number for the setup process. In this blog, I will show you how to create your HomeKit QR Code and how to add extra security options. HomeKit QR Code First,
This Project is Featured on instructables! I have already written several blogs about ESP HomeKit. For the more experienced makers, this is not a problem. But for starters or starting makers or hobbyists it may not be so easy. That’s why in this blog I’m going to make a LED strip using 3 “standard” modules.
After writing quite a few blogs about ESP8266 in combination with HomeKit SDK, it is now time to look at the ESP32. The ESP32 and actually the ESP32-C3 is the upcoming replacement for the ESP8266. That’s why I’m going to show you how to migrate from the ESP8266 to the ESP32 series. We start simply