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New Era – HomeKit Development with ESP32 and IDF

Step into the New Era – HomeKit Development with ESP32 and IDF – integrating the powerful ESP32 module alongside the Espressif IDF (IoT Development Framework). If you’re familiar with ESP-HomeKit on the ESP8266, brace yourself for a whole new journey as we dive into setting up the development environment from scratch for my brand-new ESP32 […]

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ESP32 Series Microcontrollers – Pinout

The ESP32 series microcontrollers, including variants such as ESP32C2, ESP32C3, ESP32C6, ESP32S2, ESP32S3, and ESP32H2, provide a versatile array of peripherals and I/O options for embedded development. Understanding the pinout and capabilities of each pin is essential for efficient project development. In this blog post, we will explore the pinout reference for the ESP32 series

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Unravelling the Mysteries of FT232RL Programmer – Pinout

Are you tinkering with electronics, trying to program microcontrollers, or perhaps diving into the realm of embedded systems? If so, you might have come across the FT232RL programmer module, a tiny but powerful tool that facilitates communication between your computer and various electronic devices. But what exactly are those pins on the module, and what

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Why you should (not) buy a smart plug from a Discounter

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

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ESP32 – ESPTool

Esptool is a versatile and powerful utility that has gained popularity in the world of IoT (Internet of Things) and embedded systems. Developed by Espressif Systems, a company renowned for its contributions to the ESP8266 and ESP32 microcontroller platforms, esptool is an indispensable tool for flashing firmware, managing memory, and debugging ESP-based devices. In this

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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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