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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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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BME680 – Gas Sensor

In this blog we look at the BME680 Integrated Environmental Sensor with Arduino Nano microcontroller. The BME680 is a gas sensor that measures relative humidity, barometric pressure, ambient temperature, gas (VOC Volatile Organic Compound) and IAQ (Indoor Air Quality). Because the pressure varies with altitude, The sensor can be used to measure estimated altitude. Using …

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