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ESP32C2 HomeKit – LED

Any good demo starts with a Hello World application. In the world of embedded devices, that’s of course typically the LED Example. This will be the first of a series of HomeKit accessories, that I will show you how to build. These are step-by-step instructions to build these accessories, for beginners and for advanced users, […]

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ESP32 HomeKit LED

ESP32 HomeKit – LED

Any good demo starts with a Hello World application. In the world of embedded devices, that’s of course typically the LED Example. This will be the first of a series of HomeKit accessories, that I will show you how to build. These are step-by-step instructions to build these accessories, for beginners and for advanced users,

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ESP32-HomeKit

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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Automating the Garden: Out with the Old, In with the New

Gardens are dynamic spaces, ever-evolving canvases where creativity meets nature. Just like any project, sometimes it’s necessary to bid farewell to the old to make room for the new. In this journey of garden evolution, I found myself facing the task of removing an older project: the ESP8266 HomeKit Fountain Light. For years, this fountain

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USB-C Connector

Upgrading Your USB-C Connector: A Journey from Cheap to Smart

So, picture this: you’ve just scored a bunch of those dirt-cheap USB-C connectors from your favourite online marketplace. You’re feeling pretty pleased with yourself because, hey, they’re cheap, and they look cool, right? But then reality hits you like a ton of USB bricks – these little guys aren’t as perfect as they seem. Sure,

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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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